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.
9:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.
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!
Parents, grandparents, or nannies volunteer on the farm while their child is in class, helping the staff with projects or with programs for visiting school groups or families. One adult must volunteer for each child enrolled in the program.
Hatchery programs run one day per week—either Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays—from 9:30-12:30, beginning the week of March 16, 2020. Children must be 3-5 years old and potty-trained, and a $60 fee will be due with each application – which may be paid by check to “Howell Living History Farm.” To enroll in the program or for more information, please contact Christine Madzy at 609-737-3299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2020 season!
Summer Camps at Howell Farm
9:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.
The summer version of the Hatchery program follows a similar format, with a modified schedule. Parents or guardians volunteer on the farm while their child helps care for the animals and gardens, for one full 5-day week:
A $40 fee will be due with each application, which may be paid by check to “Howell Living History Farm.” Please email email@example.com for an application or for more information. We are currently accepting applications for the 2020 season!
FarmHandsOn Saturdays year-around, children ages 6-12 can experience farming by helping with animal chores and field activities while parents or guardians help the staff with special projects and public programs. To be placed on the FarmHands waitlist, please contact Christine Madzy at 609-737-3299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.