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Howell Farm invites the public to join forces with its staff and volunteers on Saturday, April 25, 2015, when they plant a special crop of potatoes that will be harvested on Aug. 15 and donated to the Greater Mercer Food Cooperative and other local hunger projects.

Visitors to the 130-acre “living history” farm can join the field crew anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., when help is needed planting seed potatoes in furrows opened with horse-drawn equipment.

A craft program for children, “Potato Bug,” will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on a walk-in basis. Cost is $3; groups (eight or more) must pre-register.

Howell Farm is maintained and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission. It is located on Valley Road, just off Route 29, two miles south of Lambertville (GPS address: 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, NJ 08530). Parking and admission are free. Visiting hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

For additional information about the farm, call (609) 737-3299 or visit www.mercercountyparks.org or www.howellfarm.org.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe, and a lawyer. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, photographing mushrooms, and misguided adventures in random hobbies. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), serves on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance, and holds the elected position as the Hopewell Borough Democratic Committee Municipal Chairwoman.

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