I got up early at the Matheny’s and packed up. Chris Matheny walked with me to the Bird Haven Farm. It was a nice walk.
At Bird Haven Farm, I was welcomed by Ann & Bryn Bird and some of their employees. The family prepared a nice brunch of asparagus egg casserole and some yummy berry scones.
Then I got look at the seedling process and the hoop houses that smelled of fresh green things growing.
Bryn is also helping put together the Farm Market at Canal Street in Newark that will be opening up on May 27th.
The family is working hard at trying to sustain their local farm by growing a diverse crop and providing the produce locally. They are also working on organic certification for some of their produce. I applaud their efforts example of small family farming.
Later in the afternoon I was invited to pitch my tent in a very lovely spot by their pond on their property. They also invited me to invite my family to spend the night and to join them for dinner. We had a very nice time visiting with the family and enjoyed some of the produce they had grown on their farm. Their kale salad was delicious.
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