When we established the farm in 2013, it was our vision to create a sanctuary where families and members of the community could gather and enjoy our picturesque 22.5 acre farm in Wall Township. It was our hope that the farm would serve as a safe and peaceful place where people could go to get away from the rat race of New Jersey and to enjoy nature, rescued animals, healthy produce, and interaction with other members of their local community. We also desire to give back to the community in any way that we can by providing a caring environment for children with special needs and at risk young people who need encouragement. We also desire to offer free or low cost organic produce to families in need or those with cancer whose immune systems could use a boost.
While visiting, guests are encouraged to interact with rescued animals, learn about healthy eating, enjoy fresh produce from our greenhouses, gather eggs in our hen houses, and learn about the importance of honey bees to our environment. We offer community events, pony and farm parties for young children, scouting events, school class trips, and riding lessons. Members of the community are also welcome to join our organic co-op and receive fruits and vegetables at reduced prices.
With Warmest Regards,
JoAnn & Sean Burney, Founders
Allaire Community Farm Mission:
The farm is a sanctuary for ALL providing Nature to Nurture. Fully 100 percent of all monies generated through pony parties, class trips, donations, riding lessons, etc go directly to the nonprofit. The goal is for the farm to someday be self sufficient through revenue generated from the riding programs and produce produced on the farm. Until that time, the Co -Founders of the farm, JoAnn & Sean Burney work outside jobs to pay the overhead expenses for the farm.
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 special needs and at risk populations along with their families. This is accomplished through programs, events and outreaches throughout the year that focus on animal therapy, equine therapy, organic gardening, vocational training and self esteem building.
In addition, we reach out to our neighbors in the community who are battling cancer or are struggling financially by providing free organic produce. We also work closely with Whole Foods to supply food to our local food banks. To date the farm has donated $23,000 worth of produce to local families
In a short period of time, Allaire Community Farm has surpassed its expectations in making an impact in the community. Through social media and press much of the farm’s success has been highlighted. Contacts and agreements with other non profits, business, foundations as well as the local governments have been well established in successful relationships. Just this year
Allaire Community Farm has spoken directly to numerous rotaries, churches, mental health outreaches, special needs organizations and schools in establishing working relationships. We have forged an agreement with Merri- Makers Catering, and Natures Corner, and Whole Foods to purchase produce from our crops. T & t coast, MidAtlantic Bank, Morgan Stanley, Manasquan Bank, Wawa, NJNG ,Shop Rite, Wegmans are just some of the establishments that have supported the farm in 2016. We have also fostered positive relationships with local farms such as Clover Hill Farm and From the Garden Farm. We are a community farm for ALL to enjoy.
Allaire Community Farm Board of Directors:
Allen Richard Young – President
Fredrick Millman – Vice President
Adam Hutchinson – Treasurer
Linda Young – Secretary
Sean Burney – Chief Executive Officer
Colleen Millman – Board Member
Nanci Kawalski- Board Member
Sean Burney – Board Member