ALLAIRE COMMUNITY FARM HOURS

Thank you for your patience during our move. Our animals and volunteers are now ready for programs to resume.

Hours vary daily. Closed Mondays.

Check our Facebook page for daily postings of hours & programs. Please note new address:

Allaire Community Farm
1923 Baileys Corner Road | Wall Twp. | NJ | 07719
732-359-7382

 

Allaire Community Farm begins move to new site [STAR NEWS GROUP]

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 farm parties, class trips, donations, etc. go directly to the nonprofit to support our mission.

POAC Autism Services Letter of Support

Live Updates from the Farm!

Monday October 22nd, 2018

Allaire Community Farm

Joann Burney, co-owner of Allaire Community Farm (along with her husband Sean, not shown): “The heartbeat of our farm is to serve special needs young adults and children, at-risk children, kids struggling with mental-health problems, and anyone struggling in any way. Our tagline is ‘Nurture Through Nature.’ We are also going to be one of the few farms in existence that is going to be completely ADA accessible through Paths to Independence program. Whether it’s petting or feeding our animals, or if it’s working with the crops, or getting their hands in the soil, this farm is a sanctuary. It’s a place where people can come and rest and restore.

“This farm is very nurturing. There is something about petting an animal, and just walking, strolling, listening to the roosters and just interacting with nature, that is so healing. Our world these days has such a constant barrage of social media and distractions, and all that does is make us more anxious. We are a very stressed out society. But you see people when they get here, their shoulders are up and stiff, and when they leave they are down and relaxed. There are so few places like this around anymore, and we need to preserve them. I once had a mother come up to me and ask, ‘Would you consider working with at-risk teens?’ I said, ‘Of course! Anybody is welcome here.’ And she said, ‘I think if my son had a place like this, he wouldn’t have put that bullet in his head.’ That inspired us to reach out to all of these crisis counselors, and fast forward three years later, we are now do things like hosting Monmouth County’s Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, and we now work with over 40 agencies in Monmouth County.

“Unfortunately there are five neighbors who are trying to prevent this farm from happening. Since we moved here this past June, we have been viciously and relentlessly attacked. We are not here to fight with neighbors. Our desire is to give back to the community. But they call the police on us constantly, every time a construction vehicle comes here to do work, they call about noise complaints. They have called the Board of Health on us, the Department of Environmental Protection on us, the Monmouth County Soil Conservation, and even the ASPCA on us. We rescue animals. The ASPCA are our friends. It has been just a constant attack from our neighbors. We were just sued by the neighbors at the Superior Court, but we won.

“We are going before the Monmouth County Ag Board in another month or two, and we need people to come out and say that this farm matters to the community. One other way people could help, I hate to ask, but it costs a lot of money to run this farm, and we could use donations, we could use people who have foundations. It has cost us a fortune trying to keep the neighbors from having us shut down, and we need to start raising some funds.

“We are people of faith, and we believe we go through trials to encourage others through their trials. We want people to know that if they are struggling, they are welcome here. If they have a child that acts out and throws himself on the ground and screams, that’s ok. You don’t have to worry about that here. Enjoy, relax, this farm is here for you. It is for everyone who wants a refuge to be themselves.”

(To contact Allaire Community Farm you can click here: https://www.facebook.com/allairecomfarm/)

~ Allaire Community Farm, with farm helpers Dave, Doug and Alex
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Monday October 22nd, 2018

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Friendly reminder, open hours are posted daily as we depend on volunteers ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday October 21st, 2018

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Mark your calendars: Farm Fundraiser November 1st, 6pm at the Asbury Park Brewery. #saveACF ... See MoreSee Less

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Saturday October 20th, 2018

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Sunday’s Hours for: Petting Zoo and Hayrides 12-4. ... See MoreSee Less

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Saturday October 20th, 2018

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Thank you to everyone who came out and helped make today a success. Thank you to WholeFoods,Bubbakoos, Applebee’s, Chick-fil-A of Howell for snacks and food. Bubbles the clown, Manasquan Dance Academy, Communications High School & Wall High School. ... See MoreSee Less

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Join Our Mission Today!

We are thrilled to announce our “Barn Raising” Capital Campaign. Our goal is to have a year-round sanctuary for

  • Special Needs Individuals
  • At-Risk Populations
  • Rescued Animals
  • Local Families Battling Cancer
  • The Community at large

We look forward to expanding our reach and serving more families on our new property.

Proud to SUPPORT Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County with Whole Foods

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County visits Allaire Community Farm! We utilize our rescued animals and the working farm environment to nurture with nature—specifically for special needs and at-risk populations. This is accomplished animal therapy, equine therapy, organic gardening, and vocational training towards purposeful agricultural employment and self-esteem building.

Petting Zoo Monmouth County

Petting Zoo

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.

Allaire Community Farm Mission

On Mission

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.

Community Outreach Monmouth County

Pre-employment Education Programs

Allaire Community Farm is proud to present its vocational pilot programs for at-risk teens and special needs students in the areas of greenhouse and agricultural management. These programs are designed to foster the education and teaching of vocational skills that can enhance and develop further skills to follow into adulthood.

Pony Party Monmouth County

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.

Click for more information and to Book Your Party Now

Carriage Driving

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Nancy Forsyth is our P.A.T.H. certified riding & driving instructor who brings along 20 years of experience. She rides her horses, Fitti & Joe regularly, as well as enjoys driving Joe, who resides here at Allaire Community Farm. Along with various assistants, Nancy will oversee both programs.

Please contact Nancy at 732-600-4127 or email at kieferlab@optonline.net for details and for scheduling.

Class Trips Monmouth County

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.

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.

 




Organic Food Donated to Date to Families Fighting Cancer

$57,319.00.00

 

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