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Thank you for your interest in the Tour de Farm New Jersey!!
The Tour de Farm Sussex County, on Sunday, September 6th 2015, is one of three 2015 bicycling tours which will help promote our NJ Farmers and their Farms.
The Sussex County Cycling Tour starts and ends at:
37 Plains Road
8am-10am: Check-in and enjoy your included delicious, locally-sourced breakfast!!!
Please print out and bring your signed waiver, ticket, and photo ID with you for check-in.
This is a Rain or Shine event - no refunds.
9am: Extreme Tour Begins - The Extreme Tour is 75 miles with 4,000 feet of elevation.
The Tour de Farm NJ Extreme Tours are recommended for very avid, very fit bicyclists. If you have any doubts at all about riding and finishing an Extreme Tour, we recommend taking the shorter, less challenging tours.
10am: Weekend Warrior and Not-So-Extreme Tours Begins. The Weekend Warrior is 15 miles with 1,000 feet of elevation. The Not-So-Extreme is 34.3 miles with 2,000 feet of elevation. You can visit the Tour de Farm Sussex County participating farms starting at 10am. We ask that you bring cash with you to purchase farm products which will be brought back to the tour start by 2pm.
3:30pm: The Farm to Fork Celebration (tickets sold separately) will be held at the Vernon Valley Farm from 3:30-6:30pm Andre's will provide this locally sourced feast. Tickets sold separately. See more details here.
Catered by Andre's and sourced locally
Coffee, tea, juice
Breakfast pita sandwiches
THE CYCLING TOUR FARM STOPS
Here is a map of the participating farms: MAP
SUNSET VIEW FARM: 27 Pierce Road, Andover Township, New Jersey
Sunset View Farm, in Andover Twp, New Jersey now offers naturally-grown produce to corporations! This is a great way to reinforce corporate wellness programs, by making farm-fresh produce available to the employees. Partner with us! In 2015 we will specialize in watermelon, fresh herbs such as basil and rosemary, and starter plants for home gardens. We have begun planting fields of asparagus which will be available beginning in 2017. Also, visit our sister site to learn about corporate wellness programs that we present, farm to business. www.SunsetVista.org . Sunset Vista is our non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, bringing the farm to business, and hosting a local Community Garden.
WILLOW BROOK FARM: 138 Wykertown Road, Branchville, NJ
Family owned and operated, Willow Brook Farm has been growing and harvesting Christmas Trees for more than 50 years. We have always planted a large family garden, often literally preparing meals directly from the garden to the table. Like many of our friends and neighbors, we enjoy the healthy benefits of fresh produce – and the fresher, the better! With that in mind, we are now expanding farm production to include fruits and garden vegetables. We will also offer customers the opportunity to purchase shares of the farm harvest throughout the growing season. So, why not come and join our new CSA family?
HIDDEN PASTURES FARM: 35 Newton Avenue, Branchville, NJ
Hidden Pastures is a family owned and managed Luxury Fiber Farm located in beautiful, scenic Sussex County, New Jersey. We were fortunate to discover the alpaca soon after buying our farm in 2004. Over the years we added other fiber animals including Angora Rabbits, Angora Goats, Cashmere Goats and Tibetan Yak. We have an on farm fiber shop and studio where we celebrate all things natural fiber. The fiber shop features a wonderful array of finished products from a variety of fiber artists as well as fleece and fiber tools for those that are fiber artists themselves.
CHURUTABIS FARM: 53 Hyatt Road, Branchville, New Jersey
Churutabis Farm is located in the North Western part of New Jersey; about 30 minutes drive from both the Pennsylvania and New York State borders. Here we raise chickens, broilers, ducks, rabbits, guinea fowl and turkeys.
We follow a philosophy whereby we do not feed our animals any antibiotics or growth hormones. We use natural "ingredients" on the farm and use local feed, food and products when possible. We believe in humane treatment of animals and that our animals should live as close to the way nature intended as possible. We do not apply pesticides, herbicides or insecticides on the fields where our animals live.
EVERLASTING GARDEN: 213 Wykertown Road, Branchville, New Jersey
Located in Northwest New Jersey Everlasting Garden has been growing quality fresh cut flowers and herbs for over twenty-five years. As a third generation grower, we take pride in our premium greenhouse and field grown flowers and herbs. Our field crops especially our herbs are grown without chemicals.
GLENMALURE FARM: 98 Beemer Church Road, Branchville, NJ
Glenmalure Farm is named after the area of Glenmalure, Ireland, a vale located in the Wicklow Mountains. This green valley is surrounded by high mountains with a river cascading through it. Our farm is located in Wantage and Frankford Townships in Sussex County New Jersey. We gave it the name Glenmalure, our farm is located in the Kittatinny Mountains with a stream running through the green pastures. We took possession of the farm in 1997. From the outset it was our goal to raise grass fed livestock. In cooperation with federal, state and county agricultural advisors, we converted a farm that had been neglected for years into a viable farm sustaining hormone free, grass fed beef, sheep and free roaming pigs.
VERNON VALLEY FARM: 99 Sand Hill Rd, Sussex, NJ
Vernon Valley Farm raises grass-fed beef, pastured pork, and naturally grown vegetables. We strive to produce fresh, healthy, and flavorful food for our community.
Our operation is strictly chemical and drug free. From the health and well-being of our animals, all the way down to the worms in the soil, we seek to use nature’s synergies to farm rather than industrial methods.
All of our cows are born on the farm and raised on our pastures. We have spent years fine-tuning the mix of grass species so that there is a diversity of forage available, irrespective of the weather. From spring through early winter, we move the herd daily to a fresh area. This system is known as intensive rotational grazing and is designed to mimic the natural grazing patterns of herd animals in the wild. This allows the grass enough time to rest and regrow and helps build healthy soil. This also helps to break insect and parasite cycles. In the winter, we feed grass hay to our cows and all year long we offer free access to OMRI approved sea salt, vitamins, and minerals, which in turn re-mineralize the soil.
VENTIMIGLIA VINEYARDS: 101 Layton Road, Wantage, NJ
The hand-crafted wine making of Ventimiglia Vineyard continues a family tradition passed down for generations. Our wines are made in small batches with carefully selected, top quality grapes. We use oak barrels and minimal chemical or mechanical intervention. Artful blending promotes optimal flavors, aroma, and finish. Our aim is to let you enjoy the delicious wine we share at our own table.
IDEAL FARMS: 222 Route 15, Lafayette, NJ 07848
"Quality First" has been our family's trademark for generations and it's still the standard we set for all our products. For your family table, garden, or home decorating needs-you'll find only the best at Ideal Farm and Garden. We invite you to browse our site and then visit our farm. Enjoy the variety of produce, products and garden delights that have made Ideal Farm and Garden your family's choice for generations.
HILLCREST FARM: 2 Davis Road, Frankford, NJ
Ticket price includes Breakfast, Cycling Tour, Farm Tastings, and, for the first 400 registrants, Tour de Farm NJ T-Shirts.
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