Thirty first through 8th grade students will head to Johnson’s Corner Farm in Medford tomorrow October 16, 2013 from 2-5 pm, and for many it will be their first time to visit a pumpkin patch and see just how they grow.
“But what they are most excited about is the hayride,” said Suzi Sherriffs, UrbanPromise After School Program Director.
“Actually” said adorable second grader. “I am looking forward to the apple cider donuts.”
Sherriffs and her students at UrbanPromise have started their own garden this summer but have not seen anything like what they will see in Medford. “It’s been eye opening for them to realize they can grow their own food. I know they are going to be amazed Wednesday when they get to see the idea of a community garden on a huge scale at a full functioning farm. The kids are used to buying an apple at the corner store, but for them to see for themselves that an apple actually grows on a tree is really cool.”
The folks at Johnson Farm are pleased to welcome the young farmers to their operation but it is not the first time they have welcomed UrbanPromise to their landmark farm. Over 500 bike riders descended on their farm last May with “Pedal for Promise”.
“UrbanPromise is doing very important work with the youth of Camden and we are glad to partner with them in any way we can. We hope that seeing a real working farm inspires a few of these city kids to stick with gardening,” said Eric Johnson who owns the farm along with his brother Pete. Johnson’s Corner Farm is located at 133 Church Road in Medford NJ.