Terhune Orchards receives the New Jersey Farm to School Award

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Terhune Orchards and the Mount family were awarded the first annual Farm-to-School Farmer Recognition Award by the New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture, Doug Fisher, Senator Turner of the New Jersey State Senate and Senator Bateman praised the Mounts.
The Farm to School Farmer Recognition Award acknowledges
Terhune Orchards’ outstanding contributions to educating children
about the importance of farming and the environment, and their
educational initiatives for students of all ages and abilities. On school
tours, children can explore the farm, learn how a farm operates, discover gardens, interact with animals, and participate in hands-on activities while learning about crops, pollinators, the importance of water, and the life cycle of insects.
The Mounts are well known for the many community activities held at the farm. Since they started farming in 1975, they have hosted thousands of school children on educational farm tours.
For the last 13 years, Tannwen Mount has organized Red & Pick programs for preschoolers where the Terhune Orchards staff leads education programs and reads stories related to farm produce and activities, then the children and parents pick the fruit and vegetables. These programs are so successful that they are now held year- round as Read & Explore and Read & Discover programs.
Five weeks of Summer Camp on the farm have inspired many young people to cherish the land and become lifelong stewards of the environment.
Terhune Orchards is a 200-acre fruit and vegetable farm in Lawrence Township, Mercer County and is open year-round. It has a farm market, winery, bakery, Pick Your Own fruit and vegetables, and Seasonal farm festivals, including the Fall Harvest festival. All Terhune Orchard’s activities are geared toward welcoming families equally, especially children.
Daughter Reuwai Hanewald, a former science teacher, has participated in many farm-to-school programs in local schools where she joins local chefs and provides Terhune Orchards’ fresh fruits and vegetables, introducing the children to the wonders of growing, cooking and eating New Jersey fresh farm produce.