MONROE — Etsch Farms will be hosting their second annual “Dogs in the Corn” Event in Monroe on Saturday, Nov. 2. Dog owners will have the opportunity to enjoy a day on the farm with their dogs, enjoying food, music, vendors and games. Participants can register in advance for the event using the event form on the Etsch Farms website: www.etschfarms.com. Registration includes: corn maze admission, t-shirt, and hayride. T-shirts are limited to the first 150 participants.
The “Dogs in the Corn” Event will benefit the New Jersey Agricultural Society’s programs:
- New Jersey Farmers Against Hunger (FAH) was started in 1996 by farmers who wanted to see their surplus produce go to good use by feeding those in need. Today the program collects an average of 1.3 million pounds of fresh produce per year, and distributes it free of charge to over 70 community organizations. FAH utilizes the help of over 1200 volunteers every season to help harvest surplus produce.
- Learning Through Gardening (LTG) provides New Jersey elementary schools with financial, educational and agricultural resources to create a school garden which is used a living learning laboratory. Teachers are encouraged to use the school garden to teach their standard curricula, including math, science, social studies and language arts. Students have the opportunity to learn how healthy, nutritious food is produced and the importance of including fruits and vegetables in their diets.
Dog Rescue groups will also participate in the day’s activities and will be available to answer questions and collect donations for their programs.
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