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Become a 2022 Barnyard Buddies Club Member

Summertime brings warm weather, barbecues, Jersey Fresh produce, and the return of our signature Barnyard Buddies kid’s program! Barnyard Buddies is every Friday, mid-June through Labor Day, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Each of our 12 sessions is $10 per participant (only kids pay, not parents) and is appropriate for ages 2 & up.

We know a lot of our kids join us for multiple sessions throughout the summer which is why we’ve decided to offer a Barnyard Buddies Club Membership. For only $129.99, a Barnyard Buddies Club Membership includes:

  • 12 weeks of Barnyard Buddies program admission ($120 value)
  • A “Barnyard Buddies Kid” t-shirt ($12 value)
  • Your choice of a plush Barnyard Buddies stuffed animal from our farm market ($10 value)
  • A Season Pass to the farm to use all season long ($40 value)
  • $10 off additional 2022 Season Passes ($10 value, each)

2022 Themes:

June 17th – Farmer’s Choice
June 24th – Cows
July 1st – Pigs
July 8th – Goats
July 15th – Horses & Donkeys
July 22nd – Sheep
July 29th – Chickens & Eggs
August 5th – Bugs & Bees
August 12th – Corn
August 19th – Fruit
August 26th – Flowers & Seeds
September 2nd – Tractors

Donation Requests

Donation Requests

There’s no shortage of donation requests that come in from worthwhile community organizations to our farm. While we’re a very community-oriented businesses, it’s not feasible to accommodate the hundreds of requests we receive annually. See below for our donation process and to determine if your organization is eligible for an in-kind donation from our farm. We also have a few different fundraiser options that we would love to partner with you on!

In-Kind Donations

Have a Tricky Tray or Silent Auction event coming up and looking for prizes? We have a limited number of family four-pack tickets to our Strawberry Festivals, Sunflower Trail Weekends, and Fall Festivals that we are able to donate every year. In order for your organization to be considered for a donation you must be:

  1. A registered 501(c)3 nonprofit with the IRS
  2. Within 20 miles from either our So. Brunswick or Washington farm location

If you are interested in an in-kind donation of tickets, fill out our Donation Form and email it to emma@vonthunfarms.com along with your tax exempt certificate. We will get back to you within 5 business days. Most donations are sent digitally, so you must have color printing capabilities.

Spring: Plant Sale Fundraiser (So. Brunswick ONLY)

This is a great fundraiser option for local groups, and the best time to do it is right before Mother’s Day! Let us know which items you would like to purchase- 4″ potted annuals, 4″ veggie plants, 8″ premium hanging baskets – and their quantities. We’ll give you a discounted price for the wholesale order and you can sell them at face value. You keep the difference and put it towards your fundraising goal. Visit our Plant Sale Fundraiser Program page for more information and tips on hosting a successful fundraiser.

Delivery is only available within a 20 mile radius of So. Brunswick so please keep that in mind when considering this option!

Summer: Sunflower Trail Ticket Sale

Eligible organizations may purchase tickets to the New Jersey Sunflower Trail in bulk at a reduced rate and you and your organization can sell them to supporters at face value ($14.99). You keep the difference as your fundraising proceeds. While this option is available to organizations near either of our farm locations, it’s important to note that the sunflower trail is ONLY available at our Washington, NJ location.

  • Sunflower trail ticket fundraisers can be held April – July (order forms must be turned into the farm by July 15th) and tickets must be physically picked up at the farm
  • Tickets from the fundraiser must be redeemed at the trail in the year they are purchased – NO EXCEPTIONS
  • A minimum of 25 tickets must be purchased for the fundraiser in order to be eligible

If you are interested in hosting a sunflower trail ticket sale to benefit your organization, please email emma@vonthunfarms.com for the order form and other fundraiser guidelines.

Fall: Fall Festival Ticket Sale

Similar to our Sunflower Trail fundraiser, eligible organizations may purchase tickets to our Fall Festival Weekends (September weekends ONLY) in bulk at a reduced rate and you and your organization can sell them to supporters at face value ($16.99). You keep the difference as your fundraising proceeds. This option is available to organizations near either of our farm locations.

  • Fall Festival ticket fundraisers can be held April – August (order forms must be turned into the farm by August 15th) and tickets must be physically picked up at the farm
  • Tickets from the fundraiser may ONLY be used during our September Fall Festival Weekends
  • A minimum of 25 tickets must be purchased for the fundraiser in order to be eligible

If you are interested in hosting a Fall Festival ticket sale to benefit your organization, please email emma@vonthunfarms.com for the order form and other fundraiser guidelines.

Celebrate Mom

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8 …

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate mom! Mom’s show their love all year long so be sure to show your love on her special day. Make her Mother’s Day extra special this year … we’ve got 5 fun gift ideas she’ll love! Flowering gifts for the garden will last all summer. A gift of farm fun will provide memories to last a lifetime. Not interested in a gift for mom? Treat yourself!!

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Give the gift of flowers …

The perfect gift that will keep giving, all summer long! We’ve got beautiful flowers for sale in the greenhouse … every size, shape, & color! There’s annuals, hanging baskets, and flowering plants too! Want to celebrate mom with something a little different? How about an herb garden or a potted patio tomato?! Available only at our greenhouses in South Brunswick.

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Pot a flower for mom …

Kids that visit the farm on Mothers Day weekend are able to choose one of our flowering annuals and pot it to take home for mom. Yup … it’s that easy. No purchase necessary. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Limit one potted flower per child. Available only at our greenhouses in South Brunswick.

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Register mom for one of our gardening workshops …

Gardening? Yup … It’s cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes.
Gardening? Uh huh! It’s a place to find yourself when you need to lose yourself.
We’ve got 4 workshops in our Beginner Gardening series to choose from … in addition to Gardening School, there’s Kids Make a Planter, Make a Porch Planter, & Make an Herb or Annual Planter. All workshops will be held in our South Brunswick greenhouses.
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VonThun Farms Season Passes? Yes, please!

Season Passes … an awesome gift that keeps giving! The passes are valid at both of our farm locations and include for instance Strawberry Festival, Berry FunDays, the summer Sunflower Trail, weekend admission to Fall Festivals, Fall Weekends, Columbus Day activities, & Moonlight Corn Maze. Also included with the season pass is admission  (no produce included) to enter our pick your own fields. Use Coupon Code ‘MOM’ to purchase Season Passes and receive a 25% off savings using the code ‘MOM22’!
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Time to herself … in the saddle

If mom needs a little time to herself, away from the kids and life’s quick pace, how about a horseback riding lesson? Now here’s a gift that’s unique! There’s a handful of moms that lesson with us each week … it’s just personal time doing something they enjoy.  The horses are calm and gentle, the barn is peaceful and quiet, and the scenery is beautiful! Lessons are one hour & are taught at our barn on Kayharts Lane at our farm in Washington Twp. Contact us to schedule a lesson!
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