Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Have Some Pre-Super Bowl Outdoors Family Fun: Wagon Rides. Farm Animals. Ice Cutting. Farm Chores.

Morris County Parks: A Winters Day on the Farm - This Sunday at Fosterfields

Young girls feeds a cow at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

It may be cold outside but all of the outdoor fun at the farm will warm up your kids and families this Sunday (Feb. 5) at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township, where old fashioned farm days will come to life at the Morris County Park Commission’s annual Winter’s Day at the Farm.”

Put on your hat and scarf and  trravel back in time to experience traditional farm life as it was lived in early 20th century when the estate farm opens its doors to offer many hands-on winter activities.

The outdoor adventure for all ages takes place on Sunday, February 5, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township.

Climb aboard the open-air, tractor-pulled wagon for a memorable ride around the farm. In the barnyard, meet the Jersey cows and other farm animals, such as horses, sheep, and chickens. Discover why ice harvesting was important on the farm, and see the special tools used to cut through the frozen pond. Pitch in with on-going daily farm chores, such as sawing wood.

Morris County Parks: A Winters Day on the Farm - This Sunday at Fosterfields

Depiction of farm life in the late 1800s

If you need a break from the chilly February air, follow the sweet smells to the Farmhouse kitchen. Inside the cozy kitchen, seasonal foods are being prepared on the wood-burning cook stove.

Stop by the Visitors Center to visit the Transportation Exhibit. See Charles Foster’s Rockaway carriage, and Caroline Foster’s Model T Ford and Hupmobile. Be sure to try out all of the interactive displays.

Morris County Parks: A Winters Day on the Farm - This Sunday at FosterfieldsA Winter’s Day on the Farm is sponsored by Whole Foods Market. Admission to this event is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (65+), $6 for children ages 4 – 16, and $4 for children ages 2 and 3, FREE for children under age 2. Friends member are half price with a current membership card.

For more information and directions to Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township, visit, morrisparks.net or call 973.326.7645.

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The Morris County Park Commission features one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey.  It currently protects and maintains 18,730 acres at 38 distinct sites plus offers a year-round calendar of events and activities for all to enjoy!

 

 

A Winter’s Day on the Farm — Have some pre-Super Bowl outdoor fun!

It may be cold outside but all of the outdoor fun at the farm will warm up your kids and families this Sunday (Feb. 5) at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township, where old fashioned farm days will come to life at the Morris County Park Commission’s annual Winter’s Day at the Farm.”

A Winter’s Day on the Farm

A young county resident enjoys some time with one of the cows at Fosterfields

Enjoy a wagon ride, wood sawing, and watch as the farmers harvest ice on the frozen pond, weather permitting. Meet the Jersey cows, draft horses, and other farm animals at Fosterfields.
Warm up in the cozy farmhouse where seasonal food is being prepared and the atmosphere is inviting. A Winter’s Day on the Farm is sponsored by Whole Foods Market.
  • Date: Sunday, February 5
  • Time: 12 noon – 4 p.m.
  • Location: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township
  • Cost: $8 per adult, $7 per senior (65+), $6 per child age 4-16, $4 per child age 2 & 3, & FREE under age 2. Friends members pay half.
  • Contact: 973.326.7645 or visit the Park Commission website.