No better use for land, is there?
Just a few miles from That Old House, there's an old place
that's been farmed since 1803. Continuously.
Now that's A Good Thing.
The Ayers-Knuth Farm is on the New Jersey and
Federal Registers of Historic Sites.
And you can buy veggies, fruit and plants at Union Hill Farmstand,
just past the Ayers-Knuth barn. Which is here:
This farm used to have one of the largest barns in New Jersey, for a dairy operation,
but it burned down in 1936, and the family farm fell on hard times.
Now it is run by a community organization of volunteers.
I love this side of the barn, with the 2nd story door
from what I guess was the hay loft.
Watch that last step, it's a doozy!
I love summer; there are enough farms nearby to keep us in zucchini and
tomatoes and amazing corn, blueberries and peaches and ripe red strawberries,
for the entire season, and all within commuting distance of midtown Manhattan.
After all, New Jersey's official nickname is The Garden State. :-)
Visit Outdoor Wednesday, at A Southern Daydreamer.
At Bluff Area Daily Blog, I'm joining Barn Charm.