A classic scene from America’s past will be recreated at Howell Living History Farm on Saturday, Oct. 29, when the fields of ripening corn are harvested by hand and loaded into horse–drawn wagons for the trip to the corn crib.
Visitors can join in the work and fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by helping farmers pick corn in the field, shell corn in the barn for animal feed, and make batches of cornbread in the farmhouse kitchen. A portion of the harvest will be donated to the Mercer County Wildlife Center to help feed animals in the center’s rehabilitation program.
Besides harvesting feed corn, visitors can pick popcorn for drying and popping at home, and tie Indian corn for door hangings and Thanksgiving decorations. (There is a charge for popcorn and decorative corn.)
The farm’s nearby corn maze will be open Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.; Saturday from noon to 8 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The maze is located one mile west of the farm at 17 Valley Road, Hopewell Township, NJ 08530.
Howell Living History Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and maintained 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.