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Posted Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Wagon Rides, Farm Animals, Ice Harvesting, Farm Chores, and More!

On Sunday, February 2, from noon to 4 p.m., Morris County residents are invited join in an exciting outdoor, family adventure and experience traditional farm life as it was in the early 20th century during a special event at the Morris County Park Commission’s Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township.

Morris Parks: Experience a Winter’s Day on the Farm at Fosterfields on Feb. 2Participants can climb aboard the open-air, tractor-pulled wagon for a memorable ride around the farm, and stop by the barnyard to meet the Jersey cows, horses, sheep, and chickens. You can learn about the importance of ice harvesting in those days and what special tools were used in the process.

For hearty souls, you’ll be invited to pitch in and help with daily farm chores, such as sawing and working with wood.

Also, you’ll be invited to take a break from the winter cold and visit the cozy Farmhouse where seasonal foods are cooking on the wood-burning cook stove, stop by the Visitors Center to make a family-friendly craft, and check out the Transportation Exhibit to see Charles Foster’s Rockaway Carriage and Caroline Foster’s Model ‘T’ Ford and Hupmobile.

“This is one more example of the great programs and events presented by the Morris County Park Commission, which operates the Number One County Park System in New Jersey,” said Freeholder Stephen Shaw, who is liaison to the Park Commission. “We invite all county residents out for a great day at the farm”

Morris Parks: Experience a Winter’s Day on the Farm at Fosterfields on Feb. 2Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (65+), $6 for children ages 3 – 16. Children under age 3 are FREE. Friends members 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.

Morris Parks: Experience a Winter’s Day on the Farm at Fosterfields on Feb. 2The Morris County Park Commission currently protects and maintains 20,197 acres at 38 distinct sites plus offers a year-round calendar of events and activities for all county residents to enjoy.