As Halloween candy, and, dare I say it, Christmas decorations, pop up in stores where there were once sand shovels, buckets, and beach towels, I also find that I’m starting to anticipate crisp mornings, earlier twilights, and weekends spent at area farms.
Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm, a beautifully preserved and family-owned-and-operated, 17th-century farm is one of the places you will surely find me throughout the season.
Locals Night at the Farm
My husband and I recently attended Locals Night, where all are actually welcome! Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm is home to a field that faces the setting sun, and as the light fades (during the “Golden Hour,” everything is bathed in a magical golden glow.
Aside from the natural beauty of the farm, Locals Night also included a variety of food trucks, a beer garden featuring Screaming Hill Brewery, and ice cream served from the farm market. Guests enjoyed live music and hayrides to the sunflower fields, where they could pick a bouquet to bring home or snap the perfect Instagram picture. Another highlight of the evening was Tomasello Winery’s tasting bar, located on the farm. (Guests could enjoy glasses there or take some wine home.)
Locals Night may be over, but there’s still quite a lot to experience at Johnsons Locust Hall Farm this season. Sunflower September features the farm’s sunflower trail–take a stroll through the fields this weekend! And apple picking is also underway!
Fall Harvest Festivals
On weekends in October, enjoy Fall Harvest Festivals! Stop by to pick out a pumpkin, and enjoy the live music, food trucks, and the onsite Farmhouse Grill for lunch. Festival season is also the perfect time for scenic hayrides, a corn maze, and tours of the farm. Before you go, stop by the Farm Market to pick up unique seasonal decorations, pies, apple cider doughnuts, and, yes, a bottle of Tomasello wine.
Johnsons Locust Farm also hosts events throughout the year, including Sunday Brunch, flower arranging workshops, and more. It is the perfect backdrop for a wedding or other special event.
See the website for additional information on upcoming events, hours, private event inquiries, and farm reservations.
Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm
2691 Monmouth Road