Join us Sunday, September 10th
MWA will be hosting our first ever tour of local, sustainably conscious farms located in the Musconetcong River Valley. Guests will learn about sustainable farming practices being utilized within our watershed. This event is rain or shine.
Donaldson Farms, 358 Allen Road, Hackettstown, NJ - Meet at 9:30 am
Educational and scenic hayride tour. Family-owned and operated. Hundreds of acres of fresh fruits and vegetables. The farm offers seasonal picking, tours, events, and fun for the whole family. Guests will have time to shop Donaldson's farm market stocked with a full line of fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, dairy products, syrups, local honey, Donaldson's own jellies, jams, sauces and salsas, gluten free products, and a fantastic selection of products from local vendors - neighbors and friends in our community.
Lodge at River Valley, 10 Cornfield Lane, Asbury, NJ - Meet at 12:30 pm
Guests will enjoy a lunch with meats and produce from the farms we will be visiting, along with other buffet-style bites at this privately-owned fishing lodge, right on the Musconetcong River. During this less structured time, you'll hear how sustainable farmers, neighbors, and the MWA protect the best trout-fishing river in New Jersey. The fighing lodge is highly regarded as a place for corporate and private events because of its bucolic setting.
Cotton Cattle Company, 17 Cornfield Lane, Asbury, NJ - Meet at 1:30 pm
Walking tour in the heart of the scenic Musconetcong River Valley. Over 230 contiguous acres of rolling pastures and woodlands. Owned and operated by fourth and fifth generation area residents. Cotton Cattle Co. exceeds organic and natural standards by managing their farm in a holistic manner that works with the land and the laws of Mother Nature. Their meats are free of antibiotics, artificial hormones, and animal byproducts to provide a healthy and tasteful eating experiences.
Villa Milagro Vineyards, 33 County Road 627, Phillipsburg, NJ - Meet at 3:00 pm
Tour and wine tasting. This vineyard uses sustainable practices and minimal inputs to provide a protective habitat for native species of birds, plants, and wildlife, as well as grow grapes using only growing methods approved for organic use. Its 10 varieties of grapes are blended to express the best of each variety, creating complex and interesting wines. They also grow 5 acres each of wheat and oats. Guests will learn about the farm's participation in the River Valley Grains project and sample fresh bread.