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295 Old Closter Dock Road    ♦     Closter, New Jersey 07624    ♦    201-784-0600

 
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Closter Environmental Commission Seeks Volunteers For MacBain Farm Operations and Reminds Of Visiting & Picking Opportunities

(Sat Jun 24, 2017)
The MacBain Farm is a unique five and half acre borough park that is operated as a farm, under the auspices of our Environmental Commission.

Closter Environmental Commission Seeks Volunteers For MacBain Farm Operations and Reminds Of Visiting/Picking Opportunities

The MacBain Farm is a unique five and half acre borough park that is operated as a farm, under the auspices of our Environmental Commission.

The entrance to the farm is just below Anderson Avenue on Hickory Lane (a few hundred feet east of Metropolitan Farms) The MacBain Farm is open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 6 for all visitors, but only Closter residents have the privilege of picking a bucket full of the myriad vegetables and herbs growing profusely and organically on the farm - one bucket per day per family.  

To keep the farm in full production, controlling weeds, staking and tying tomatoes, planting and seeding second round crops and to monitor the fields against illegal harvesting, the Borough needs volunteers. Children as well as adults are welcome, but those under fourteen need to be accompanied by an adult.  It's a great way to enjoy the fresh air, the beauty of the farm, and to teach children how their food is grown, as well as giving them an opportunity to perform a community service. 

Volunteers who wish to act as hosts can sign up for specific times and on days when the farm is open to the public.  The farm welcomes volunteers to weed, hoe, plant, and prune seven days of the week, and rewards them with private picking sessions.  If you are interested in participating, do attend the Volunteer meeting on June 25 at 3 P.M. at the farm.  If you can't make it that day, and you want learn more or volunteer, please get in touch with Sophie Heymann at heymannsophie@gmail.com or at 201-768-4876.