MAY IN MONTGOMERY (5/11) – SOLD OUTPosted on May 3, 2019
FARMS TOURS & LUNCH ARE NOW FULL (Update posted 5/04/19):
Tickets still on sale through May 4th for lunch-only. The price for the farm-to-table luncheon is $40/adult and $15/child under 12. Luncheon will be held at Greenflash Farms, 324 Mountain View Road. Parking is available at Greenflash for those having lunch. Sorry, lunch by reservation only. There will be no pay-at-the-door seatings.
Attendees will discover a wealth of local farm produce on a luncheon menu prepared especially for us by Greenflash Farm and served in their handsomely restored early timbered barn. The chef is planning a delicious buffet menu:
- Deviled eggs – radish, mustard seed, fresh herbs,
- Flatbread – ricotta, grilled squash, arugula, pesto,
- Spring Salad – mixed lettuces, radish, turnip, citrus, goat cheese,
- Roasted Roots – beet, turnip, radish, potato, toasted hazelnuts,
- Pulled Pork Sandwich – ginger beer BBQ, bok choy coleslaw, Slow
- Cooked Ribs – paprika, cumin, orange, honey,
- Leg of lamb – rosemary & coriander crust with yogurt sauce.
- Please be advised that the luncheon is not handicapped accessible and bathroom facilities are limited.
GO TO http://vanharlingen.org/may-in-montgomery-our-farms-to-your-tables/ & BUY YOUR LUNCH TICKETS TODAY
Get an insiders’ tour of Montgomery farms, feast on sumptuous local fare in a revitalized barn setting, and enjoy the award-winning half-hour film (for tour takers only):
“Farming in the Millstone Valley – Past and Present”
OUR 40TH YEAR!
THE annual fundraiser of the
Van Harlingen Historical Society
Tickets, menu, and more at: www.vanharlingen.org
VHHS invites residents to “Come out and discover how our local farmers are bringing the ‘farm-to-table’ movement to Montgomery.”
A bus tour will stop for VIP tours at three Montgomery farms: Bridgepoint Run, Cherry Valley Cooperative (CVC), and Greenflash, where lunch will be served.
There will be a showing during lunch of the short film: “Farming in the Millstone Valley: Past and Present,” which features Bridgepoint Run and CVC.
Attendees will be greeted by and led in a farm tour by the farmers who own and work at each farm; all organic.
- Morning Stop One: Bridgepoint Run Farm in Belle Mead. This land has been farmed since the 1740s! Farmer Dale Johnson’s great-grandfather bought the farm 90 years ago and the family raised dairy cows there for 50 years.
- Morning Stop Two: Cherry Valley Cooperative on Cherry Valley Road in Skillman, which is “dedicated to growing healthy food using resilient ecological stewardship.” Hosts and farmers Alec Giosetti and Lauren Nagy will discuss the farm’s integrated connection to nature.
- Morning Stop Three: The lunch stop on the tour will be Greenflash Farm in Blawenburg. Our luncheon hosts, Steven Back and Wendy Golden, borrowed the name “Green Flash” from local lore after purchasing the old Gallup farm on Mountain View Road, which had fallen on hard times along with most dairy farms in this region’s milkshed. The new owners came to the farm three years ago, and completed its transition to organic last year. The farm grows produce and flowers and raises free-range chickens and pigs. Farm shares are available.
- A luncheon showcasing “a wealth of local farm produce” will be served in Greenflash’s historic and restored timbered barn. Those on a busy schedule who must skip the farm tour can just sign-up for farm-to-table lunch. Menu found at: http://vanharlingen.org/may-in-montgomery-our-farms-to-your-tables/
Tickets (ADVANCE ONLY BY MAY 4) for the bus tour of the farms, luncheon and movie are $50/adult, $20/child under 12. There will be two tours meeting at 8:45AM and 11:30AM. Parking and bus load and unload is at the Princeton Elks Lodge on Route 518, Blawenburg. Each tour will last about 5 hours.
For those with less time, we are selling separate tickets for lunch (ADVANCE ONLY BY MAY 4). The price for lunch-only is $40/adult and $15/child under 12. Luncheon will be held at Greenflash Farms. Parking is available at Greenflash Farm ONLY for those having ‘lunch only, no tour’ tickets.
Please dress for weather, these are working farms. This event is rain or shine. Tickets can be purchased by sending in mail in form with a check or by on-line purchase. (Note:$1 processing fee added to each ticket purchased on-line to cover PayPal charges). Go to : http://vanharlingen.org/may-in-montgomery-our-farms-to-your-tables/
All proceeds from the farm tour will help fund VHHS and maintain its headquarters at the 1752 Dirck Gulick House; the one-room 1853 Bedensville Schoolhouse where Township elementary students experience history; and the Society’s Farm Museum and collection, housed in the historic Voorhees-Opie barn.
Each attendee will receive VHHS’s special “May in Montgomery” keepsake souvenir booklet, with great stories and images of Montgomery farms and their history. Please support the local businesses that support our local history by advertising in the program book! For more information, contact Board Member Arun Mani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space is limited and reservations are required, as this event always sells out. Please be advised that the tour and luncheon are not handicapped accessible and bathroom facilities are limited. More details and ticket sales will be available at www.vanharlingen.org.
SUPPORT LOCAL HISTORY, SUPPORT OUR LOCAL FARMERS