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Genesis Farm CSA Hosts Earth Day Celebration

Apr 04, 2014 03:22PM

The Community Supported Garden (CSG) at Genesis Farm, 41B Silver Lake Road in Blairstown, will host an Earth Day celebration and Open House on Saturday, April 26, from11am to 4pm. (Rain date is April 27.)

This free public event will highlight local agriculture, healthy food and the natural beauty and bounty of northwestern New Jersey. Activities for children and adults include hayrides, field and greenhouse tours, plant walks, cooking demonstrations, animal and nature activities, food sampling, wine tasting, live music and more.

Farmers Judy von Handorf, Smadar English and Mike Baki will be on hand to discuss community supported agriculture, year-round farming, and the sustainable organic techniques that Genesis Farm has been developing for 26 years.

The CSG at Genesis Farm has about 30 acres in field productionand greenhouses, producing vegetables, grains, fruit, herbs and flowers. It features an apprentice program that has taught many people how to grow healthy food. Many members make their pickups an outing for the whole family.

Approximately 300 families join the farm every year to receive a share of the harvest. Membership is open to all and new members are signing up now for the spring season. Most come to the farm in Blairstown to pick up their shares, but there are pickup locations in Basking Ridge,  Caldwell/Verona,  Glen Rock,  High Bridge/Clinton,  Madison,  Montclair,  Morristown,  Maplewood/South Orange,  Parsippany,  Scotch Plains,  Sparta, and Teaneck/Cresskill.

A detailed schedule of talks, demonstrations and activities can be found at Additional information can be found at or by calling 908-362-7486.

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