Saturday, September 15, 2012

Farm Events September/ October 2012

9/30..........Farm Equipment Day......1 till 3 pm.....Is your little one facinated by farm equipment?  Come to the farm we have the big tractors in the back feild so little guys can get a good look.

10/06.........."Philly to Farm Day".........10 am till 3 pm.......We pack up our farm goodies each week and take them to our Philadelphia customers....we have reserved this day for them to visit us.  
Come see the farm.  Light refreshments will be served.

10/07............Scavenger Hunt.........1 till 3 pm......Take a walk around the farm and find the items listed.  Prize for those who find them all.

10/13..........Simmons School Fall Fundraiser...........2 till 6 pm......A portion of all wagon rides for this day will be donated to the Simmons Elementary School in Clayton

Starting September 29
Fall Wagon Rides to the Corn maze and Pumpkin Pactch...$7.50 per person includes your pumpkin.  
Wagon rides hours Sat...10 am, noon, 2 pm, 4 pm & 6pm
Sunday noon, 2 pm, 4 pm & 6 pm

Mums the word !!!

We have planted 1000 mums this year and they are just starting to bloom.  All summer while we watered and cared for them we asked our selves...WHY ???    Now we remember why...the yellow and rust mums are blooming first ....we are waiting to see reds and orange.  Stop by the farm and enjoy them with us !!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Mock Crab Cakes
2 1/2 c. zucchini, peeled and grated
1 egg, beaten
1 tbsp. melted butter
1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
1/2 tsp. prepared mustard
1 1/2 c. Italian bread crumbs
1 sm. onion, chopped fine
Salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 c. Italian bread crumbs
1 tbsp. mayonnaise (optional)
Mix all well. Shape into patties as for (real crab cakes) If mixture is too soft add more bread crumbs. Roll in bread crumbs. Fry until golden brown or bake in high (500 degree oven) on an oiled cookie sheet.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Is it HOT Enough For Ya ???

Yes we get asked it all the time.  Do they really think we will say "no at 100 degrees I would love a little hotter !!! "
After working outside for so long you do get "used" to the heat...not that you like it.  But it becomes tolerable.  When you work inside all day if you come out into 100 degrees it is not tolerable.  

In the same sense last week I had to spend the day in an air conditioned was TOO COLD!!!

So lets all pray for a good few weeks of 80 degrees !!!! 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Drive to the City

Each week we pack up our wonderful pickings and drive it to the city.  We have met many wonderful people and even made lots of friends.  The drive to get there is never uneventful.
From last years tire blow out on Rt 676 to the reconstruction in China Town it has been very eventful, but this year the things we have seen on the Schuykill Expressway have been the most memorable.
Excluding all the motorcycles flying up the shoulder at high rates of speed with unhelmeted drivers,  phone talkers and texters, and the ever loving make up artists.

A few weeks ago Nancy and Jess took a picture of a truck towing a trailer with a small pool.

But today while we were in stand still traffic with a small SUV next to us we saw it all ..........everyone in the vehicle had on a mask.  At first we were a little afraid but then realizing we were right at the on ramp from the zoo our hearts settled to realize that a "cheetah" was driving, a "panda" was front seat passenger and what we think was a "tiger" was in the back seat.  Go figure !!!!

Farm Events June & July 2012
June 24.....................1 pm...........Bunny Day Repeat.......Everyone loved Bunny Day so much in May we are doing another one this month.  The baby bunnies are all getting big and ready to be on their own.  We have another bunny expecting so maybe if we are lucky we will have new little ones to cuddle!!! 
July 1............1 pm ...........Scavenger Hunt...........Stop by the farm stand to get a list of fun nature items to find around the farm.  Prizes for all who bring back all items !!!!
July 8 ...............1 pm..........Corn maze is bigger and better than ever.  Come today and get an early look at the maze as we are just creating it.
July 15...............1 pm.........NJ Tomato Tasting..........They are well known to taste the best.  Stop by the farm see where they grow and get a taste.
July 22..........1 pm .......Get your Goat Day..........Many of the animals from the farm will attend the Gloucester County 4 H Fair.  Come by the farm and see the Gloucester County 4H goat Club prepare the goats for the fair.

There will be no events or farm walk the week end of July 28 & 29...we will all be at the Gloucester county 4H Fair!!!!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Farm Events....................

Yes we will again this year feature an event each Sunday afternoon for you and your children.  Schedule for May:

5/20……1 pm…..Baby Bunny Day !!!!......Carmella our red mini rex bunny gave birth to 5 babies.  Come to the farm to learn more about how to care for bunnies and get to hold one of the babies

5/27……1 pm……..Farm Tour………..take a walk with a member of the McCann family to see all of the fields as we are preparing and planting.

Each Saturday at 5………….Farm Walk………..take a walk we will look at upcoming crops, talk about nature & farming, catch a glimpse of wildlife.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Planting Your Own Garden

Do you plant your own garden each year? Are you thinking about starting a garden this year? The McCann’s offer seedlings of the crops we plant for sale each April. If you love our tomatoes and want to grow them yourself……check out the farm stand in April for all of your favorites.

Gardening tip for this issue……….Mulch the ground. At the farm we use manure and leaves that we get from the local municipalities. If you cannot get these….visit your local garden center or DYI store for bagged manure and peat moss. They will work just as well. By now you should have your peas planted and soon start planting spring lettuce, cabbage and broccoli seedlings

Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Time !!!!

Farm will be open on 3/31 from 9 am till 6 pm and Sunday 4/1 from noon till 5 pm for Wagon Rides to hunt Easter Eggs

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Easter's on Its Way !!!

Farm opens Friday 3/30 for Easter Egg Hunts, Wagon Rides, Visiting the animals. See the Easter sure to bring your camera.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

‎"BOB".......Bag of the Best

We pack a bag of all the best each week. For $40 per month ($10 per week) we will pack you a bag of produce worth no less than $10.

Bags can be picked up at any market or we can start a drop off point in your area. Call or email the farm to arrange a drop off spot for your neighborhood.

Monday, February 27, 2012

McCann's Farm E Newsletter February 2012

The McCann’s Farm

February 27, 2012

Volume 1, Number 1

“You, as a food buyer, have the distinct privilege of proactively participating in shaping the world your children will inherit.”
― Joel Salatin, Holy Cows and Hog Heaven: The Food Buyer's Guide to Farm Friendly Food

Wintering over

Though we are not complaining about the warm weather the farm could really use some colder weather. A good freeze of the ground helps kill bacteria and pests each winter. This makes a longer period of time when pest and fungicide control are not needed.

All is not lost though………… at The McCann’s Farm we use lots of leaf mulch which can also help us control bacteria that can live in the soil. The new leaf mulch each year places a barrier between the soil and the plant. Of course as the mulch breaks down we have to reapply.

It would be so much easier to just have mother nature freeze the ground for us!!!!

Seed Selections

Are you a home gardener? Looking for great seeds. I know here at the farm the seed catalogs are perused for weeks. We love looking at the older varieties coming back into fashion and reading the latest and greatest farming techniques.

A few of our favorite seed websites are

Winter Recipes


· 1 bunch kale

· 1 tablespoon olive oil

· 1 teaspoon seasoned salt


1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a non insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2. With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt.

3. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes.

The McCann’s Farm

1065 Aura Rd.

Elk Township, NJ 8343


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Easter at the Farm

As children the McCann family has always enjoyed a great Easter Egg hunt. This year you and your family can join us!!!

We will open on the week end before Easter for wagon ride visits of the farm. Ride includes rides past Calvary and the Empty Tomb, hunt eggs in the field, visit our barnyard animals. The spring goats and bunnies will be just the right size for little visitors.

Open for Easter Egg Hunts : 3/30, 3/31, 4/1, 4/5, 4/6, 4/7


We will have seedlings for sale beginning late April. You can plant the same varieties of vegetables you enjoy purchasing form us. The greenhouse is great with activity this time of year.

New for 2012

As you probably know we grow LOTS of varieties of hot peppers. This year we will include 2 new varieties: Mushroom pepper and balloon pepper. Both are in the mild category.

We have also added Delicata Squash, White Eggplant and “Grandma’s Pick” heirloom tomato