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Lag B’Omer on the Yiddish Farm

Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages. Forget the circus, and come visit a real, kosher, Yiddish farm in the Catskills on Lag B’Omer.

This little Yom Tov has always been a fun-time break in the seven-week cycle from Pesach to Shevuos and is about getting out into the open air, celebrating with bonfires, upsherins (cutting the hair of 3-year-old boys), dancing and davening.

Now, for $50 for an entire family (cost for singles is $15 per person), you can spend a beautiful afternoon on a 225-acre farm in the nearby Catskills, just an hour from your front door. Bring friends and family for a fun day of gardening, archery, bonfires, hayrides, BBQ and music. No Yiddish knowledge required! Closed-toed shoes and pants or long stockings highly recommended.

And if you register and pay for the trip on the Yiddish Farm website before May 16, you can even get the chance to take home a kosher goose raised at Yiddish Farm.

You can also shop for farm fresh products made from scratch: According to the people at the farm the following food will be for sale: Hot dogs, veggie dogs, garlic scape pesto, fire-roasted pita, popcorn, apples, potatoes and sweet potatoes. The popcorn and the wheat for the pita were grown on the farm.

You can visit sheep, chickens, baby turkeys and baby geese, and take a hayride. For those who have never been on one, the hayride takes place in a large wagon with benches that gets pulled by a tractor throughout the entire farm. The farm is 225 acres of fields, forest, breathtaking landscapes and streams.

You and yours will get to cook on an open fire, shoot bows and arrows, do arts & crafts, take a hayride, feed the animals, and help to dig and plant a new garden.

You don’t have to RSVP, but the folks at the farm would appreciate knowing how many people are coming, so RSVP if you plan on going.

To get there, take NJ-17N to I-87N to NY-17M-W/US-6W in Goshen. Take exit 123 from US-6W. Continue on NY-17M W/US-6 W. Drive to 71 Dzierzek Ln. The Short Line Bus to the Matthews St Park n Ride station in Goshen

from Port Authority (40th Street), where there is a shuttle available to Yiddish Farm. The cost of the shuttle is $20 round trip. Registration for the shuttle closes on May 16. To register and learn more about Yiddish Farm, visit https://yiddishfarm.org/lagbaomer.html

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