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Lets Party!

Have a special something to celebrate this fall? Birthday? Anniversary? Family reunion or corporate get-together? Gender reveal?? (YUP! They’re FUN here at the farm <South Brunswick location only> with the use of our corn cannons! Join us for a fun memory-filled day on the farm … there’s lots to do, and tons of fun to be had!

This fall we are offering parties at both of our farm locations: South Brunswick (505 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 … Middlesex County) and Washington (438 Route 57 West, Washington Twp, NJ 07882 … Warren County).

For available dates, times, and pricing for parties held at the farm in South Brunswick, visit our South Brunswick party page. For available dates, times, and pricing for parties held at the farm in Washington, visit our Washington, NJ party page.

Here’s the answers to our most commonly asked questions…

The information below should answer any questions you may have about hosting your event. If you need additional information, please email Cindy@VonThunFarms.com

HOW DO I MAKE A PARTY RESERVATION? All party reservations are done online. (Make a party reservation now!) A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your party reservation. Reservations are not secured until the party deposit is received.

WHERE ARE THE PARTIES LOCATED? Parties are located in our Party Zone, an area to the back of our activity area that’s designed to be a little off the beaten path & away from the general public.

HOW LONG IS THE PARTY? By making a party reservation, you have use of a party zone for two hours. Although the Party Zone must be vacated after that time, you are welcome to stay, as the wristband you receive is good for the entire days admission. Your party can be as long as you choose.

WHAT GUESTS AM I REQUIRED TO PAY FOR? The birthday child is free. All other individual, (kids, adults, grandparents, etc) are included as guests. All individuals that will be within our activity area/Party Zone need wristbands … the wristbands will be received by each of the guests on your guest list. Only very young kids that will not be taking part in any activities do not need to be counted in your guest list. Kids that will be going in the bounce house, riding the trikes, doing the straw maze, etc., will need a wristband, and hence, should be counted as a guest.

WHAT IS PROVIDED FOR ME THE DAY OF THE PARTY? We provide the Party Zone tent (it’s a circus type tent with poles and ropes) and tables. Each Party Zone has one food table and one gift table. Picnic benches are available for seating … we provide the picnic benches based on the number of guests you are planning on. We calculate one 8’x3′ picnic bench for eight guests. We DO NOT have paper plates, cups, knives, candles, or matches readily available and on hand – please bring those items you may need.

CAN I DECORATE THE PARTY ZONE TENT AREA? Absolutely! The tent will be decorated with corn stalks. You are welcome to add, within reason, other decorations as you wish.

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE INCLUDED FOR OUR GUESTS? There’s lots for your guests to do while at the farm! View our South Brunswick fall activity list for parties taking place at our South Brunswick location, and view our Washington fall activity list for parties taking place at our Washington, NJ location.

DO WE GET A PARTY HOST TO HELP WITH OUR PARTY? No… you are welcome to plan your party as you choose. Most parties consist of eating, socializing, and having birthday cake. A hayride with all your guests is fun, but expecting all your guests to do other activities together is not realistic. Most guests enjoy the majority of activities after the party is over.

WHAT IS THE FOOD POLICY? You are welcome to bring your own food, order out, or use one of our food vendors. No alcohol of any kind is permitted. (See a list of our fall food vendors and our recommended pizza shops at the bottom of this page)

CAN WE ADD U-PICK PUMPKINS AND APPLES FOR OUR PARTY? Yes, you simply pay for what you pick. Although pumpkins are available for picking at both farms, apples are only available for picking at the farm in South Brunswick. U-pick apples will be available at the farm in Washington, NJ next fall (the trees are still growing!) Sugar pumpkins (3-4 pound pumpkins) can be purchased as party favors. Please email us about pricing.

DO YOU OFFER PONY RIDES OR FACE PAINTING FOR PARTIES? Both the pony rides and face painting are provided by outside vendors at the farm in South Brunswick. To add either to your party, simply speak with the pony ride/face painting staff when you arrive the day of your party. Pony rides are $5 each, face painting starts at $4 per person. You should pay those vendors individually that provide those activities. Pony rides & face painting will not be added to your balance due at the end of the party.

WHAT DO WE DO WHEN WE ARRIVE AT THE FARM?  When you arrive you can pull your car in the blocked off area near the farm market… just tell the parker that you are there to host a party. If you stop in the farm market or office, one of our staff will show you where the party area is & will help you get your party supplies to that area. Once you are unloaded, you will be asked to park in our main parking area. Please provide us with an updated guest list when you arrive. Have young kids that are not getting a wristband (not old enough to participate in the days activities) in one column, & all other guests in another. This will help our party attendant keep track of which party guests are yours & which guests may belong to another party. We may have multiple parties going on that weekend.

WHERE DO OUR GUESTS GO WHEN THE ARRIVE AT THE FARM? Your guests should park in the general parking area and walk past the general admission entrance, continuing towards the farm market, where our party attendant will be with the wristbands your guests will need for admission.

CAN YOU REFRIGERATE A BIRTHDAY CAKE UNTIL WE ARE READY FOR IT? Absolutely! Just let a farm employee know when you arrive.

CAN WE ALL DO A HAYRIDE TOGETHER? If you would like to do a hayride together as a group, let our hayride attendant know when the group is ready. Once all gathered in the hayride line area, the customers waiting in line will be put on the first available hayride, but your group will be placed on the 2nd incoming wagon.

WHAT ABOUT RAIN DATES? Birthday Parties are becoming more popular here at the farm and we continue to find our party areas reserved for most of the times that we offer – so we hope you can understand how rain dates for us have become a nightmare. Should you get rained our and need to reschedule yoru party, we can guarantee a limited number of picnic tables in an alternate area for your group. Most likely, our Party Zone area will NOT be available for raindates.

WHEN DO I PAY FOR MY PARTY? We can square up on final payment when your party is done. Stop by the office to do so. Although cash or check is preferred so we don’t pay a credit card fee, credit cards are fine…we accept Visa, MC, Discover, & American Express.

OUR LOCAL PIZZA SHOP RECOMMENDATIONS:
They’re familiar with party deliveries and are less than 5 minutes from the farm.
**Pizza Delizia: 613 Ridge Road, South Brunswick. 732-329-2277
**Capriccios: 485 Georges Road, South Brunswick. 732-329-8640
**Enzo’s Pizzeria & Pasta Grill: 328 W Washington Ave, Washington. 908-689-3652

OUR FALL WEEKEND FOOD VENDORS THAT ALSO OFFER PARTY CATERING AT OUR SOUTH BRUNSWICK LOCATION ONLY:
<Be sure to call ahead for pricing & availability!>

**Street Fairs NJ (Pete Panayiotou)  StreetFairsNJ@gmail.com   973-432-3808
Sandwiches, chicken fingers, hamburgers, fries, and more!

**MikieDes Gourmet Catering (Mike Deslonde; MikieDees.com) MDeslonde@aol.com   732-421-4578
BBQ sandwiches, gyro, hotdogs, burgers, nuggets, fries

**The Weeend Fryer (Bob Herbst) BobHerbst@comcast.net   732-822-8157
Hot dogs, chicken nuggets, fries, fried oreos, funnel cake. Can add other dishes is requested

 

 

Sunflower Trail

UPDATE: The Sunflower Trail is done blooming and is currently closed for the year.

Nothing says summer like the beauty of a wide open field of sunflowers! VonThun Farms Sunflower Trail is located in Washington Twp., Warren County NJ. Although some farms have sunflower mazes, we have a trail that’s carved into our sunflower field. There’s lots of sunflowers that are open, lots that are starting to open, and, as of today (July 30), even more that haven’t even thought about opening yet!

Bring the kids, and plan to make the Sunflower Trail your summer photo op destination! The field is beautiful and the views are amazing. We hope to have the Sunflower Trail open for at least ten days, if not longer, but Mother Nature will dictate that. Here’s the details…

OPENS FOR THE SEASON: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
LOCATION: VonThun Farms, 438 Route 57 West, Washington NJ, 07882 (Between Tractor Supply & Warren Co. College)
HOURS: 10am to 5pm Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday)
COST: Sunflower Trail admission is $3 per person (kids age 3 & under are free).  Cut your own sunflowers for just $2 per stem. Take advantage of our Sunflower/Berry Bundle for only $10: Includes Sunflower Trail admission, 3 (cut-your-own) sunflowers, and a pint container for picking raspberries/blackberries.
DON’T FORGET: Don’t forget to bring a camera. If you’re planning to take photos with your cell phone, make sure the phone is fully charged! You’ll be doing lots of walking, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
ALSO: Our farm market, cut-your-own sunflower field, and u-pick raspberry/blackberry fields are open daily (closed Monday)
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Cindy@VonThunFarms.com or call 732-986-6816

GOOD TO KNOW …
  • For the safety of our visitor and livestock, no pets please. (Although we’d love to allow pets, if we allow the good ones, we’ll have to allow them all, even those that aren’t as good as their owners say they are.)
  • It gets hot in the field. Bring a drink, and maybe even an umbrella on sunny days.
  • Wear a hat, sunscreen, and closed toe shoes. The field can be uneven in spots, and the trail is dirt.
  • Strollers are allowed, but may be tough to push in spots.
  • Please allow a minimum of 30 minutes to get to and through our trail. (Photo op time additional!)
  • Our farm market is open daily, 10am to 6pm.
  • The Sunflower Trail is NOT offered at our South Brunswick location.

CSA Trial Program

Nothing says SUMMER like local, homegrown, Jersey Fresh produce! Summer is in full swing, and so is our CSA Program. Now’s the time to savor the flavors of summer … are you taking advantage of all Jersey Fresh and local have to offer?! Did you miss out on joining a CSA Program earlier this season? Have you seen the CSA bounty of your friends and neighbors and wished you were a part of the program??

We are excited to announce VonThun’s CSA New Member Trial Program … a shortened version of our annual CSA Program. A limited number of shares are available, so if interested, sign up now! This program will no longer be available after August 1.

Details for our South Brunswick, NJ CSA shares …

Includes shares picked up at the farm in South Brunswick, as well as shares  picked up at the following host sites: Amicus, Bristol Myers Squibb, East Brunswick, Highland Park, J&J Piscataway, Milltown, & Rutgers University. SIGN UP NOW!

  • The program is for new members only.
  • Program starts immediately & has 13 weeks left to the program.
  • Pick up/host site delivery days can be found on our website (https://vonthunfarms.com/csa-host-sites/)
  • Delivery fee to host sites are added at sign up and are pro-rated from full season delivery fee pricing.
  • Pricing: FULL shares: $470, HALF shares: $325, PERSONAL shares: $240
  • Jersey Fresh fruit (6 weeks), farm fresh egg (14 weeks), and homegrown, all natural Angus beef shares (4 weeks) are also available.

Details for our Washington, NJ CSA shares …

Includes shares picked up at the farm in Washington Twp, as well as shares  picked up at the Phillipsburg host site.  SIGN UP NOW!

  • The program is for new members only.
  • Program starts immediately & has 9 weeks left to the program.
  • The CSA pick up/host site delivery day is Tuesday.
  • Delivery fee to the Phillipsburg host site is added at sign up and is pro-rated from full season delivery fee pricing.
  • Pricing: FULL shares: $325, HALF shares: $225, PERSONAL shares: $165
  • Jersey Fresh fruit (6 weeks), farm fresh egg (9 weeks), and homegrown, all natural Angus beef shares (4 weeks) are also available.
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