Tuesday, May 12, 2015

2015 Circle Brook Farm Event Schedule

(2014 Farm Visit)
Farm Visit
June 13th and 14th - 11:00 AM
Saturday 6/13 will be the main day for members with Sunday as a rain date and for anyone who cannot make it on Saturday. This will be a potluck picnic, please bring a vegetarian dish to share with others. Grills will be available for anything you wish to bring to cook. There will be tours of the fields at 11:30 AM and 2 PM. There is a u-pick strawberry farm just north on Rt. 206 if anyone would like pick strawberries for themselves before or after the event. Volunteers are welcome to help with set up, parking and to pick strawberries for a shortcake desert. A state park, Kittatinny Valley, is nearby with wonderful trails and camp sites available. Folks are also welcome to pitch a tent in our back hay field if they would like to 'rough it'. If there is interest, John will build a campfire in the evening and host a sing along. More details will be provided as the date approaches.

Work Parties and Volunteer Days
(2014 Farm Visit)
John knows there are many people who would like to come out to lend a hand and he certainly can use the help. He will have 2 work parties in the spring, before deliveries begin. These will be major events when he will need as many hands as possible to assist in covering his 2 high tunnel greenhouses. On Sundays during the delivery season he will have volunteer days. These will be to help with harvesting labor intensive crops like peas, beans, garlic and onions. For these volunteer days members should notify him directly by e-mail of their intention to attend. Please send John an e-mail during the week prior to the event and not weeks or months ahead (kruegerjohn@earthlink.net)

Work Parties
Sunday, May 17, 10:00 AM
Work Party at Good Hand Farm (this is a farm that John rents next to his) to cover High tunnel greenhouse #1. Members should meet at his house located at 141 Brighton Rd. Andover, NJ 07821

If you arrive late, we will be working down the street at 110 Brighton Rd. You will see the greenhouse inside the deer fence, on the north side of the barn. Please do not enter the paved driveway between the house and the barn. Bring gloves!

Saturday, May 23, 10:00 AM
2nd Work party at Good Hand Farm to cover high tunnel greenhouse #2. See info above. Bring gloves!

Volunteer Days
Sundays at 10 AM: Meet at 141 Brighton Rd., Andover, NJ

(2014 Farm Visit)
Sunday, June 21 and July 5, 10 AM- Help with pea picking. 

Sunday, July 12, 10 AM - Help with the garlic harvest.

Sunday, July 19 and July 27, 10 AM - Help with bean picking.

Sunday, August 2, 10 AM - Help with onion harvest.