MEDIA CONTACT:  Julie Willmot
(609) 278-7137

TRENTON, N.J. - Howell Farm is accepting applications for parent/child enrollment in its spring Hatchery Program which begins in March.  The program is designed to introduce children to life on the farm, while parents volunteer time helping the Howell Farm staff work with school group visits to the farm and other chores related to farming.   One parent must work at the Farm as a volunteer in exchange for one child’s participation in the program.   No experience is necessary.

The Hatchery Program is for children aged 3 to 5 years and features activities such as feeding farm animals, collecting eggs, storytelling, and taking a hayride and horseback ride.  The program runs one morning per week for 12 weeks, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays, March 15-18 from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Howell Farm is maintained and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission.  It is located on Valley Rd., just off Rt. 29, two miles south of Lambertville, NJ.   Parking and admission are free.   For more information about the farm, call 609-737-3299, or email  For complete information about the Mercer County Park Commission and its facilities, visit the website at