UPPER MEADOWS FARM

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE

ABOUT OUR FARM FIELD TRIPS


Upper Meadows Farm would like to invite you to bring your group to our family-run certified organic farm and educational center for our 2009-2010 programs and this fall, the snack’s on us! Our ½ and full-day programs provide an unmatched interactive farm experience and value for students K-12 and their chaperones. Come enjoy learning in beautiful Sussex County, New Jersey only 90-minutes from Manhattan! We are accepting reservations now for Fall and Winter 2009 and have prepared some great educational activities for you.

We customize each visit to our farm. Your visit can include various age-appropriate education modules, a hands-on animal or craft-centered activity, a narrated hay ride, a visit to our pumpkin patch, a planting or harvesting activity, and healthy snack. Your school group can choose to learn about:

Farming
Environment
Ecology
Farm Animals & Plants
Science
Team Building
Leadership Development
Seasons & Holidays
Nutrition and Food Production
History
Dance
Photography & Art
Music
Herbs and Complimentary Medicine

Our professional staff of educators will tailor your day to meet your curricular needs.

Mention this email and receive free snacks for your group this Fall!

For a price quote, reservations and more information, please contact Farmer Len or Dr. Edy at 570-228-8368 or e-mail info@UpperMeadowsFarm.com.

Barringer HS Farm Camp doing problem solving during team building exercises

Barringer HS Farm Camp Rock Drill; Lessons From The Earth

ABOUT UPPER MEADOWS FARM

Begun in 1987, Upper Meadows Farm has been devoted to sustainable holistic agriculture. Joining the Certified Organic community in 1991, we have maintained certification ever since. Our primary goal is to demonstrate that a successful, sustainable organic farm is a center of health and wellness within a community. From our beginning on 4 1/2 acres we have evolved to our current size of 153 acres, all certified organic. We have expanded our vegetable production from the traditional "kitchen garden," which remains as one of our fields, to over 12 acres today, that serve our CSA membership producing over 200 varieties of vegetables, herbs and fruit. We have hosted Montessori Schools, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Day Care Center Groups, Elementary Schools, and High Schools; offering from half day seminars to fully immersed events with three day/two night camping.We make hay when the sun shines and rotate our grain crops, which have been barley, oats, wheat, rye, spelt, flax, buckwheat, and corn. All our livestock are pasture based. We are always working to improve and expand our pasture which we consider the foundation of our agricultural health.

Tater Tots Digging for Gold

! WE ARE A BIOSECURE FARM !
To ensure this, we ask that when you visit the farm:

  • Guests must remain in designated areas only

  • Pets must be leashed at all times
  • Children must be attended by an adult at all times
  • Instructions from farm employees or designees must be followed promptly
  • Please tell us if you have visited another farm in the seven days preceding your visit to our farm


    Open Air Classroom

    OPPORTUNITIES
    Apprenticeships and work opportunities are available. Call or email for details.

FARM NEWS

Please feel free to visit our blog for news and more information.

Natures Rendering

DIRECTIONS TO THE FARM
(call ahead, open by appointment only)
Pollara Lane is located approximately 100 feet north of mile marker 128 on the South bound (West) side of Rte 206 in Montague, NJ.
"Countryside Deli" and "Gardens To Grow" are at the highway intersection of Pollara Lane and Rte 206. Pollara Lane is a PRIVATE road. WE do not have a typical street sign at the highway.
Once you turn off of Rte 206 you are on Pollara Lane. Pass the highway buildings and proceed 1000' up the lane. Take the fork to the right. Stop at the first building (red brick).
Please do not block the travel lane. If no one is in sight, honk your horn a bit and give us time to return from the field.

E-mail is the surest mode of contacting us year round. Otherwise, please call the farm at (570) 228-8368 between 7 AM and 7 PM

Organic Farm Field Trips

Click on the bus to reserve your date.

To schedule your date please contact Leonard by email or at 570-228-8368
to customize your visit. You may reserve your date by making a deposit using the above School Bus link.

Learning One Step At A Time