Events Calendar


Find Blue Moon at these upcoming events in our community:

Saturday May 13th 12-6: Unionville Vineyards Spring Wine & Music Festival.
https://unionvillevineyards.com/pages/upcoming-events

 

Saturday May 20th 10-4
Pennington Day!
https://penningtonday.org

 


Pickling 3 Ways! Farm to Jars workshop with Marian Bolum, certified Master Food Preserver

 

Saturday June 24th 2:30pm-5:30pm
(In big red barn next to our Pennington Farm Store.)

 

Learn how to make fresh refrigerator “Quickle” pickles, “pantry” shelf stable pickles and fermented pickles. Class starts off with a discussion on PH Scale, hot water bath canning, food safety and flavor combinations. Then the magic begins…slicing, brining and “hands on” step by step instructions to create safe and crunchy pickles.

 

Class includes tasty samples, recipes, step by step “hands on” water bath canning, home brewed ice tea bar and jars to take home. Class runs for 2 ½ – 3 hours.

 


Princeton Farmers Market

 

Starts: Thursday May 18th

 

For the first time you can find Blue Moon Acres every week at the seasonal Princeton Farmers Market. We will be selling our rice, baby leaf salad greens, microgreens, mezzagreens, and our exclusive line of organic body care by Herbarium.
 
http://princetonfarmersmarket.com

 


KIDS ON THE FARM 2017

This wonderful, free, weekly program starts it 3rd year. Bring your little one for a themed farm tour and always be dressed to get a little dirty! Each week our farm market staff plans a short activity to follow up the tour. All ages welcome. On nice days many families stay and picnic under the pergola next to our farm store.

Please check Facebook each weekend for the upcoming theme. Please RSVP on Facebook by Tuesday every week. You can also call or farm store at 609-737-8333.
 

 

– Starts: Wednesday May 17th, 10:30am. Meet at our Pennington Farm Store
– Ends: October or November
– Free and Open to all ages.

RSVP on Facebook each week.

 


9/16/2017 — THE FARM ROLL – SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH! Registration Opening Soon!

Farm Roll Event

In partnership with: NJ Bike Tours

Our annual charity bike ride and farm party hosted with NJ Bike Tours to benefit The Garden State Community Kitchen. Get on your bike and celebrate the beauty of our area while visiting local farms and vineyards. Then celebrate with live music, a campfire, and farm fresh meal back at Blue Moon acres.

$80.00 entry fee (this donation goes toward the cost of sending two children to GSCK’s summer program.)
New this year is individual fundraising! Help us reach our fundraising goal of $10,000.

Registration opens soon.

Low-intermediate to advanced riders welcome. Ages 14 and up only please! Proceeds benefit: The Garden State Community Kitchen

Experienced riders (bike marshals) will lead our rides.

Tours include: Blue Moon Acres, Terhune Orchards, Fulper Farms, Unionville Vineyards

Farm Roll Ride

Two rides to choose from! Click on each route to see the map: 25 miles (3 tours); 15 miles (2 tours)

SIGNED WAIVER REQUIRED BY ALL RIDERS

Registration Price includes: Donation to GSCK; organized ride & tours; pre-ride refreshments & “refueling” snacks during ride; farm fresh campfire meal; pre-yoga, on-farm activities (for “non-riders” )

Rain date is September 23rd, 2017

Register Online


12/9-12/11 — THE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

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Please join us at the event!    For RSVP please email  nrockwell@bluemoonacres.com  now!


9/17/2016 — THE FARM ROLL-SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH!

Farm Roll Event

In partnership with: NJ Bike Tours

Low-intermediate to advanced riders welcome. Ages 14 and up only please! Proceeds benefit: The Garden State Community Kitchen

Experienced riders (bike marshals) will lead our rides.

Tours include: Blue Moon Acres, Terhune Orchards, Fulper Farms, Unionville Vineyards

Farm Roll Ride

Two rides to choose from! Click on each route to see the map: 25 miles (3 tours); 15 miles (2 tours)

Schedule of Events

  • 1:00pm Registration/Check-In. Refreshments, coffee, tea
  • 1:00pm: 25 miler Pre-ride Yoga stretch
  • 1:15 pm: 15 miler Pre-ride Yoga stretch
  • 1:15pm/1:30pm to 5:30pm Farm Tours and Ride. Includes support vehicles with edible reinforcements
  • 1:30pm-5:30pm: Structured and supervised on-farm activities for registrants AGED 6 AND UP. Adults with kids 5 and under also welcome REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
  • 5:30pm campfire party at Blue Moon Acres & farm-to-table dinner prepared by the Garden State Community Kitchen. Live Music by Hogfat. MENU: Turkey Chili, Veggie Burgers, Cornmeal Patties, Salads, Crudites & Cheese Platter, Popcorn, Ice Cream, S’mores

Event sponsored by: Weyerbacher Brewing Company, Unionville Vineyards, Fulper Farms, Terhune Orchards, Lucy’s Ravioli Kitchen, Zone 7, Griggstown Quail Farm, Chia Star, Cherry Grove Farm, Obis One Black Garlic, Lancaster Farm Fresh, the Bent Spoon, Castle Valley Mills, Jersey City Veggie Burger, Lebus Bakery.

SIGNED WAIVER REQUIRED BY ALL RIDERS

Registration Price includes: Donation to GSCK; organized ride & tours; pre-ride refreshments & “refueling” snacks during ride; farm fresh campfire meal; pre-yoga, on-farm activities (for “non-riders” )

EARLY BIRD RATE UNTIL SUNDAY AUGUST 14TH – $65 per rider/$20 per non-rider ($75 and $25 as of 8/15)

Custom designed 100% certified organic t-shirt ($25 value) –  EARLY BIRD RATE UNTIL SUNDAY AUGUST 14TH $10 each ($15 as of 8/15)

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YES! DATE WILL BE CORRECTED.

Register Online


8/24/2016 — EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION THROUGH SUNDAY 8-14

Tomatoes

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Does it get any better than freshly picked heirloom tomatoes with freshly made pasta? We don’t really think so.

Join Blue Moon Acres and Farm to Jars Wednesday evening, August 24th at 6pm and make your own fresh pasta to take home while learning every method of preserving the tomato. Marian Bolum, founder of Farm to Jars, will provide a demonstration on safely canning tomatoes while they are in season.  She will also discuss dehydrating, freezing and heirloom seed saving. During her discussion enjoy a serving of her own fresh pasta and marinara sauce (made with Blue Moon’s heirlooms of course!) and a Blue Moon baby leaf salad with lemon garlic dressing & optional shaved Parmesan.

Marian Bolum is a Certified Master Food Preserver. She conducts workshops and demonstrations throughout the North East and teaches people to eat seasonally all year round and greatly reduce their food waste.

$55 per person. Includes: pasta making, step by step canning instructions/demo, handouts, recipes, light fare, recipes, beverages and a fresh pasta to go home with. Visit our farm market beforehand for 10% off tomatoes!

Receive discounts for sharing on social media by registering online using clicking the link above OR call/visit us at our Pennington Farm Market to register. 609-737-8333


4/1/2016-JAM WORKSHOP

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It’s time to start dreaming of summer days, gardens and mouthwatering berries. Learn how to make a delicious berry jam that you can enjoy all year without all the white sugar and corn syrup. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to make small batches of jams using natural sweeteners.

While the jam is being processed, enjoy a delicious healthy dessert (…well, healthier) incorporating our jam while we chat about home preserving.

$50 per person. Class includes step by step instructions on using a boiling water bath canner, safety, storage, recipes, light fare and beverages, tastings and a jar to take home.

Register by April 1st and receive 10% off ($45)

Marian Bolum, founder of Farm to Jars (farmtojars.com), is a Certified Master Food Preserver that conducts workshops and demonstrations throughout the North East and teaches people to eat seasonally all year round, without ever wasting a drop. Learn her incredible and inspiring here: http://www.buckscountytaste.com/other-things-about-food/farm-to-jars/


3/1/2016-PICKLING WORKSHOP

Pickling

Pickles, Pickles and more pickles! Learn pickling using three different methods: refrigeration, fermentation and shelf stable vinegar-brine pickles.

This hands on workshop will cover:

  • selecting produce for pickling
  • flavoring
  • step by step instructions on safe canning procedures

Each person will make a jar of crunchy delicious pickles applying each of the three methods.

$60 per person. Class includes light farm-fresh fare, beverages, tastings, recipes, instructions, and jars to take home.

Register by March 1st and receive 10% off ($55)

Marian Bolum, founder of Farm to Jars (farmtojars.com), is a Certified Master Food Preserver that conducts workshops and demonstrations throughout the North East and teaches people to eat seasonally all year round, without ever wasting a drop. Learn her incredible and inspiring here: http://www.buckscountytaste.com/other-things-about-food/farm-to-jars/