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Apple and pumpkin picking – October 6th

There are two upcoming RPCV events in Central Jersey on Sunday, October 6th! Join us for one or both!

Fun on the Farm – Terhune Apple and Pumpkin Picking on Sunday, October 6th!

Celebrate fall by joining us at Terhune Orchards on Sunday, October 6, 2013 for apple and pumpkin picking.  Bring your children or grandchildren for pony and wagon rides, the corn stalk maze, a visit to the barnyard farm animals, live music, and other activities. Food (pies, apple cider donuts, apple cider, etc.) will be available for purchase at the farm, but we will meet at the Efes Turkish restaurant after the event (at 2pm) which will give us a chance to be together and share experiences. Terhune does require a $5 admission fee for the activities, children under 3 are free. Parking is available at the farm. No pets are allowed. The owners of the farm are Pam and Gary Mount, who are both Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

We will meet at the main entrance for the farm, near the front of the farm store at 11:30am. Look for fellow RPCVs wearing Peace Corps shirts!

Terhune Orchards is located at 330 Cold Soil Road Princeton, NJ 08540. For directions please visit:

To check if the event has been cancelled due to inclement weather, please go to the RPCV NJ website after 9:00am on October 6th or contact Lisa at

Please RSVP by Monday, September 30th to Lisa Nicolaison at

We look forward to seeing you for a day of fun and camaraderie!

Meet and …plow! Meet the NPCA president at the Howell Living History Farm

Glenn Blumhorst, the President of the National Peace Corps Association, will be presenting the awards at the Howell Living History Farm’s annual Plowing Match this Saturday, 8/31/2013.  It will be a great opportunity for returned volunteers to get together.

The plowing competition begins at  10:00 a.m.  with the last event beginning at  2:00 p.m.   There will be pony rides, a string band, pig and chicken roast, etc.   The farm is located on Valley Road, off Route 29 about 2 miles south of Lambertville, NJ.  Consider bringing your kids/grandkids, who are often fascinated with simple things like pumping water and digging potatoes.
You can find out more info about Howell Farms at their website .Early birds can stop at the flea markets on Rte 29 between Lambertville and Valley Road.  There is also stuff to do (and restaurants) in Lambertville and New Hope, Pa. The rain date is  9/7/2013         .

Great day for the potato harvest!

Getting ready for the a-maize-ing corn maze at the Howell Living History Farm.

Getting ready for the a-maize-ing corn maze at the Howell Living History Farm.

It was a beautiful day to be out at the Howell Living History Farm in Lambertville. The corn was as high as … an elephant’s eye. (Sorry – couldn’t resist!)  The potato harvest was a little lighter this year, thanks to rainy weather and deer, but it was great to see everyone.

Did you miss us?  Don’t forget: Dinner next Friday (August 23).