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Local Lavender and Alpaca Farm Celebrated by Montgomery Township

MONTGOMERY, N.J. — In celebration of the community's agrarian history, Montgomery Township Committee honored farmers for National Agriculture Week during their meeting last week. Special recognition was given to the Voorhees Family, whose Hidden Spring Lavender and Alpaca Farm is featured on the cover of the "New Jersey: 2024 Official Travel Guide".

 

"Our farms have been part of our township's storied history," remarked Mayor Neena Singh. "Many of us drive by open space and forget about the role it plays in beautifying our community. This evening we recognized a family who has, once again, put us on the map as a premier destination."

 

The Voorhees' accomplishment is emblematic of Montgomery's strong agricultural background and commitment to open space, with over one-third of the municipality currently preserved. The committee hopes that this proclamation further spreads awareness of agriculture's importance, both economically and environmentally.

 

"Our farmers play a pivotal role in our community," said Open Space & Stewardship Director Lauren Wasilauski. "On days like today, we show our farmers how much we appreciate them. This is also why the township plays an active role supporting Montgomery Friends of Open Space Farmers' Market, which provides farmers an opportunity to sell their products directly to the community."

 

The next indoor winter farmers' market is scheduled for Saturday, March 30 in the Montgomery Public Library program room. The final indoor market will be on April 27 and the outdoor market will open on June 1 at its new location at the Montgomery Municipal Center.

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