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.