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Whole Foods Market® and Morris County Park Commission Team-Up for Kids Day of Service
MORRISTOWN, NJ – Three New Jersey Whole Foods Market stores located in Madison, Millburn-Union, and West Orange, have partnered with the Morris County Park Commission to offer area children an exciting day of service and inspiration at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, a facility of the Morris County Park Commission in Morris Township, on Saturday, September 14.

This educational event encourages children of all ages to roll up their sleeves and help prepare the farm for fall and winter, allowing them to learn the process of how seasonal farms operate. Volunteer activities include harvesting pumpkins and/or potatoes, churning cream into butter, painting the chicken coop, grinding corn and chickenfeed and more! Registration is required and all attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult or bring the signed Waiver Form to the event. For a complete list of activities and to sign up for Kids Day of Service at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, please visit our EventBrite page:

“We found the perfect partner in Morris County Park Commission for our local Kids Day of Service. As a national Whole Foods Market event, Kids Day of Service is a great opportunity for customers, team members and kids to partner together in service to our community,” said Alyson Valpone, Whole Foods Market Madison Marketing Team Leader. “Fosterfields Living Historical Farm is just the place to make this experience engaging, educational and kid-friendly." The family-friendly event will start promptly at 10:00am and run for about three hours, with a build-your-own salad bar for children and adults served at 12:00pm.

According to Morris County Park Commission Executive Director, David Helmer, “The Park Commission is very excited about its new partnership with Whole Foods Market and New Jersey’s first Living Historical Farm, Fosterfields Living Historical Farm. The opportunity to provide Whole Foods Market customers and their families with a connection to Fosterfields furthers the connection between Market and Farm. I know that both Fosterfields and Whole Foods Market strive to provide the best products and experiences to its customers and Kids Day of Service is emblematic of both entities commitment to their communities.”

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm is located at 73 Kahdena Road in Morris Township, just 1.25 miles west of the Morristown Green. For directions and event information please call, Fosterfields, 973.326.7645.

Morris County Park Commission, is one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey, currently protects and maintains 18,600 acres at 38 distinct sites and a year-round calendar of events and activities.