Wow, where have the years gone?! This year we’re celebrating Homestead’s 30th anniversary, and we can’t think of a better, more meaningful place to hold our celebration than at Ely Memorial Park, the land that Ed’s family donated several decades ago.
The Friends of Ely Park have done a fabulous job making the park even more beautiful, welcoming and user-friendly for everyone in our wonderful community. In honor of their hard work and the many contributions of our community members in making this dream a reality, we’re excited to join the festivities to celebrate both the revitalized park and our anniversary with our friends and neighbors.
The joint celebration – aptly named Ely Park’s Great Big Day! – will be on July 12 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with lots of fun activities including:
- Giant Lava Slide with Pool
- Radical Obstacle Run
- Jurassic Park Bounce House
- The Great Big Race! (winning team gets Homestead gift certificates!)
There will also be live music, Homestead is providing free food and drinks for everyone, and the Union Fire Company will be grilling up some of your favorites. You’ll also see easel displays of drawings showcasing improvements made to the park so far and more yet to come.
Here’s a schedule of what you can look forward to:
4:00-5:15 Music by “Jazz Duo” Aiden Donnelly & Devin Mastrich
5:00 Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Julia Fahl
5:00-6:15 Music by Matt Setzer & Sam Ryan; Guest Appearance by J.B. Kline
5:30-7:00 Homestead Cookout – Food & Drinks
6:15-6:45 Homestead “Thank You” and Great Big Race Announcement
6:45-8:00 The DJ Mike Haldeman Experience
So mark your calendars and join us, the Friends of Ely Park, and your neighbors at this first annual festive community event! Admission is FREE!
Check Out Our New Jersey Fresh Harvest Schedule!
We’ve created an easy-to-read harvest schedule for Jersey Fresh produce, which you can find on our produce page here. It’s in alphabetical order with clear designations as to which months each fruit or veggie is harvested in New Jersey, so you can easily find what you’re looking for by produce type or by month.
We always carry Jersey Fresh produce when it’s available, but when it’s out of season, we still have a full range of produce for you, from opening day in April through season-end on December 24.
Homestead’s July Sampling Schedule
We’re excited to be hosting Sampling Weekends in July! You may have seen these local business’s products in our farm market, but if you haven’t had the opportunity to try them, now’s the time! Stop in and discover something new.
- Saturday, July 13 – Fulper Farms
- Saturday, July 20 – Hank Sauce
- Sunday, July 21 – The Bubbly Goat
- Saturday, July 27 – Jersey Rub
And finally, we wish everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July!