Tour of Blooming Hill Farm and NJ Botanical Gardens Hike

Our Health and Wellness Committee wants to remind you that the trip to Blooming Hill Farms is coming up quickly. Hope you can be there this coming Saturday, September 24th, for the tour and a la carte brunch to follow.

Members will meet at 9:45am at the farm in Monroe. The address for GPS is Blooming Hill Farm 1251 State Route 208 Blooming Grove, NY 10914 Phone at the farm is 845.782.7310.

Guy Jones, who started farming in the Hudson Valley in the eighties, will lead the tour. Blooming Hill is known for its specialty organic produce. Over 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables are grown on a hundred acres in Orange County, NY, and produce is sold to some of the finest restaurants in New York City, New Jersey, and the Hudson Valley.

Cost of the brunch is estimated to be under $15. Members will pay for their own brunch.

Please contact Daryl Moscowitz at dmoscowitz@me.com or 201-906-0072, to let her know if you are planning to go.

Also, mark your calendar now for October 8th’s History, Hike and Picnic Lunch at The NJ Botanical Gardens (Skylands) led by Tom Tarbutton. Meet at Parking Lot C at 9:45 am. Address for GPS is 2 Morris Road, Ringwood, N.J. 07456.

It will be a modest uphill hike with picnic lunch at a scenic location. Dress in layers and bring water and your own picnic lunch!

Please let Daryl know if you are planning to make the hike as well.

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Sneaker and Backpack Collection for Students at Strengthen Our Sisters

 

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A big thank you to our generous members who purchased new sneakers and backpacks for the 17 school age students in grades K through 12 at Strengthen Our Sisters Shelter. They were delivered on Friday–just in time for the start of school, along with toddler socks and shoes from our ongoing summer drive, and donations that came in to our collection box in the Saddle River Post Office. Two high chairs and assorted other items were collected from generous families in town and delivered to the shelter as well.