HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ  — Staff at Howell Living History Farm planted special crops of vegetables and potatoes this spring to help local food banks and pantries. As the operations at the farm continue, the “Share the Harvest” tours gave visitors a chance to experience the work firsthand. With the popularity of the program, tour dates will now be extended through Aug. 15.

“Howell Farm has been an essential facility during the pandemic, providing produce and supplies to areas throughout the County,” said County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “By offering tours, visitors will be able to see the hard work and practices involved to make this such an impactful operation.”

Howell Living History Farm is not yet open for general admission or weekly programming.

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However, “Share the Harvest” tours will be offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at hour and a half intervals from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00p.m. Saturday tours will also be offered also in hour and a half intervals beginning from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Participants must preregister through Community Pass in order to reserve a ticket. Tickets can only be reserved online; there will be no tickets available at the facility. There is a six-ticket maximum per person; all visitors must have a ticket to enter.

Visitors will use interactive maps during the tour and learn about each production area through a crop-themed crossword puzzle. An Instagram photo contest and a match game will challenge youngsters to identify vegetables grown in the farm’s market garden. Guests who complete the crossword puzzle receive a sample bag of the farm’s whole wheat flour and a recipe card to take home.

Tickets must be presented when arriving at the farm gate, and are good only for the 90-minute tour session reserved. Bathrooms are open, but stream crossings, play areas, trails and off-tour areas will remain closed to the public. Picnicking and tailgating are not permitted.

Participants are required to wear a face covering. 

To view available dates and times, CLICK HERE. 

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