Celebrate opening day with Ice Harvest! 

Saturday, January 29 | 10:00–4:00

Children's Craft: Ice Candle (11:00–3:00)

Neighbors once called Howell Farm the “ice farm" because they could buy ice from the pond to keep their milk cool on the way to the train station on Pleasant Valley Road. In late January, visitors to the farm will learn about the tools and technology that made ice harvesting a successful business at the turn of the 20th century with demonstrations of ice cutting, hauling, and handling.

Visitors can also help pull ice blocks up the ramp to the ice house, chip ice to make ice cream, and make an ice candle to take homeIce cream and snow cone samples will be available in the afternoon, and food will be available at the farmhouse for purchase. $4 materials fee for ice candle craft.



Inside the Ice House

Learning and Fun on the Farm!


Preschool Fridays on the Farm are designed for preschool through early elementary-aged children (though older siblings are welcome too). Program participants will engage in the same activities as children living on a 1900s farm, while learning what “Share the Harvest” means at Howell Farm today.


Learn more about PRESCHOOL FRIDAYS



On-Site and Virtual Field Trips  

Howell Farm's hands-on field trips are designed for schools and families, bringing students of all ages through the fields, woods and barns of a real working farm.  Along the way, they learn about the history, technology, and science of farming in the past and in the present. Learn more about this season's programs below!

On-Site Programs

Wheat Planting and Threshing  |  Fall Farm Animals  |  Corn Harvest  |  Preschool Fridays on the Farm


Virtual Programs

Farm Animals  |  Pollinators & Honeybees



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70 Woodens Lane

Hopewell Twp., NJ 08530

Main: 609-737-3299
Fax: 609-737-6524

info@howellfarm.org

U.S. Mail
101 Hunter Road

Titusville, NJ 08560


Hours


FARM CLOSED until January 29 2022

See Calendar for information on next year's programs!

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Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission

Brian M. Hughes, County Executive | Aaron T. Watson, Executive Director

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