Allaire Community Farm Mission
Allaire Community Farm is a sanctuary where passionate people make an impact on their community by creating an encouraging environment that fosters healing and hope. We are an animal rescue with a mission of inclusion. Our goal is to utilize our rescued animals and the working farm environment to nurture with nature special needs and at-risk populations, along with their families. This is accomplished through programs, events, and outreach throughout the year that focus on animal therapy, equine therapy, organic gardening, and vocational training towards purposeful agricultural employment and self-esteem building.
Our community gardens and greenhouses support local families battling cancer or who require financial need, along with local food banks.
The farm is a sanctuary for ALL providing nurture with nature. Fully 100% of all monies generated through pony parties, class trips, donations, riding lessons, etc. go directly to the nonprofit to support our mission.
Find Life on the Farm
In the hustle and bustle of today’s high pressure world, there are very few places where people can go to escape and enjoy nature and animals in a tranquil environment. The vision for Allaire Community Farm is to create a sanctuary where individuals can go to get away from the rat race of New Jersey and enjoy nature, rescued animals, healthy produce and interaction with other members of their local community. We also desire to give back to the community by providing a caring environment for children with special needs and at risk teens by utilizing our rescued animals to break down barriers. The petting zoo is open to the public on specific days, as it is weather and volunteer dependent. There is a $3 entry fee per person. Please visit our Facebook page here to learn about our open hours at the petting zoo.
The Little Red Barn with a Big Heart
Our goal is to utilize our rescued animals and the working farm environment to nurture with nature the special needs and at-risk populations we serve, along with their families. This is accomplished through programs, events, and outreach throughout the year that focus on animal therapy, equine therapy, organic gardening, and vocational training towards purposeful agricultural employment and self-esteem building.
Pony & Farm Parties
Party Animals Welcome!
Treat your child to a fun-filled pony and farm party at Allaire Community Farm. Not only will children be able to groom and ride ponies, they will be able to visit our petting zoo and feed our animals. Children will be able to gather eggs in our hen houses and interact with our chickens. Each party will have a full-time staff and trainers to work with the children. Parties last for two hours, and take place in our picnic area. A pony and farm party at Allaire Community Farm is the perfect venue for birthdays, family celebrations, and scouting events.
Corporate & Special Events
A beautiful landscape rich with history & natural beauty
Allaire Community Farm sits on 22.5 several acres of rolling hills in scenic Wall Township, New Jersey. The property features an original, classic red barn; lush, grassy pastures; and a pond. This is a rustic setting that is ideal for corporate functions, employee or family BBQ gatherings, and more.
Class Trips & Events
Bring Your Class or Group to the Farm
A school trip to our farm is a great experience for all ages. A New Jersey certified teacher will guide, introduce and educate your group about the animals, plants and bees at the farm. Our class trips reinforce New Jersey education standards while making learning about farming fun. Our tours are able to work with existing curriculum to bring classroom lessons to life. We provide Spring, Summer and Fall tours. The Spring tours are during the months of March, April, May and June.Summer tours are July and August and the Fall tours are during the months of September, October and November. Our tours are appropriate for ages two to fourteen.
Click here for more information on Class Trips to Allaire Community Farm.
Congressman Chris Smith visits Allaire Community Farm (May 2017). He writes:
“Allaire Community Farm in Wall Township excels at its mission of helping disabled and at risk populations, along with their families, by utilizing their farm and rescue animals to provide innovative and unique job training and therapy.
I enjoyed hearing from founders Sean and Joann Burney how experiences such as therapeutic riding, organic gardening and vocational training help individuals with different physical and cognitive abilities. Individuals who range in age from children to young adults develop increased physical coordination, self-esteem and healthy habits, as well as job skills. There is a particular emphasis on programs for those with autism who are aging out of the education system.”
Read all about our Special Needs Festival in the Coast Star Newspaper (May 4, 2017 edition)!
Volunteers, families and children with special needs came out to Allaire Community Farm for the Special Needs Spring Festival on Saturday. Visitors were able to take a pony or carriage ride, feed and groom animals at the petting zoo, get their faces painted, go on a hayride, or participate in art therapy with Pinot’s Palette.
“The reason that we do special needs days is because lots of times families are hesitant to bring their children out because sometimes they have an episode or they have a temper tantrum or a breakdown,” said co-founder of the farm, JoAnn Burney. Click here to read more about the festival.
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Organic Food Donated to Date to Families Fighting Cancer
Make a Donation
We could sure use your help! If you’d like to partner with us to provide for the needs of our rescued farm animals, sponsor a family who is battling cancer, or make a one-time or monthly tax-deductible donation to keep Allaire Community Farm going, we’d appreciate it.
Click here to find out how you can help Allaire Community Farm.