Howell Farm announces schedule for fall Hatchery Program

Photo: Children learn about life on the farm during the Hatchery Program.

Howell Living History Farm will be accepting applications for its fall parent-child enrollment program, the Hatchery. 

The program is designed to introduce preschool-age children to life on the farm with activities that include collecting eggs, feeding the animals and exploring the farm. The Hatchery will run from 9:15am to 12:15pm on Wednesday and Friday mornings beginning September 11. Children must be 3 to 5 years old to participate in the program.

While the children are in Hatchery, the parents volunteer their time helping Howell Farm staff with visiting school groups or with other jobs around the farm. One adult must work at the farm as a volunteer in exchange for one child’s participation in the program. No farming experience is necessary.

To enroll in the program, please contact Christine Madzy at (609) 737-3299 or for more information.

Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission. It is located on Valley Road, just off Route 29, in Hopewell Township. The GPS address is 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township, NJ 08530. Parking and admission are free. 

For additional information, call the farm office at (609) 737-3299 or visit

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