Howell Farm is currently closed to the public, and all scheduled programs are canceled until further notice. Hiking, biking, or horseback riding through the farm, its lanes, or on Hunter Road is prohibited.
Because we are a working farm, essential full-time staff will remain on site to ensure that animals, grounds, and crops are cared for without interruption. Our horses, sheep, chickens, barn cat, and farm dog Lucy are all being fed and let in and out on their regular schedule.
Please check our website and Facebook page for updates and announcements, as well as mercercountyparks.org for information about other park closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Join the fun!
Designed to introduce preschool-aged children to life on the farm, the Howell Farm Hatchery program meets one morning a week for 12 weeks. During each session, a teacher works with children to care for the animals at Howell Farm. Activities may include collecting eggs, watering the sheep, making feed for the pigs, and exploring the farm. Snack time, a craft, and a story are all in a day’s work!
For more information or to register for the spring session, contact Christine Mazdy at email@example.com or call 609-737-3299.
Open Hearth Cooking 101
Saturday, March 21 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of open hearth cooking under the guidance of hearth cook and interpreter Margaret Quinn. Participants will use authentic 1700 and 1800s recipes to prepare a meal they will serve (and eat!) in the kitchen of the 1785 John Phillips House.
The workshop fee is $60 and attendance is limited to 8 participants. Pre-registration is required – to save your spot, give us a call at 609-737-3299 and ask for Kim Daly.