Get to know Allaire Community Farm, a New Jersey farm where you can spend some time with the animals and do good while you’re there!
Allaire Community Farm in Wall Township
It may be close to the shore, but Wall Township has more farmland than you’d expect. On a ride through town on your way to the beach, you may see cows, horses, alpacas and more. No New Jersey farm is quite like this farm in Wall though! Set on a sprawling 22 acres, the Allaire Community Farm is a nonprofit animal rescue with a true focus on community. Their motto is “Nurture with Nature,” and their animals help humans, and vice versa.
How the Allaire Community Farm helps New Jersey communities
- The farm horses participate in therapeutic horsemanship for children and adults with varied emotional and physical issues.
- Their organic gardens provide food to local food banks and families dealing with Cancer.
- The farm even hosts a pre-employment program that trains special needs and at-risk populations for work with animals and farms/gardening trades.
The Allaire Community Farm is open for the general population too, with Allaire petting zoo hours daily. We visited recently and spent about an hour walking the property petting, feeding, and brushing the animals. Two baby goats had just arrived, Reeses and Peanut Butter, and we just couldn’t get enough of them!
Meet these animals at the Allaire Community Farm
The Allaire Community Farm youth volunteers, a few young girls took us around the farm and taught us a lot about the animals. Adult volunteers are never far away.
- Al the Alpaca
- Percey & Brad the sheep
- Snickers & Dudley the goats
- Reagan the donkey
- Lilly the pig
- Roosters, ducks, chickens, and rabbits!
Allaire Community Farm Parties
Want more than a petting zoo? Try one of the Allaire Community Farm “pony parties!” Kids can collect eggs and ride ponies in addition to visiting the petting zoo. Watch their Facebook page for pony party announcements. Allaire Community Farm also hosts birthday parties, toddler classes, and other special events.
Allaire Community Farm Location
Allaire Community Farm is located at 2840 Allaire Road, Wall Township. With its picture perfect red and white barn you can’t miss it!
Allaire Community Farm Hours
The farm is run by volunteers. Hours vary depending on weather and volunteer availability. If you’re looking to volunteer somewhere with your children, the farm offers opportunities for young ones when accompanied by an adult.
Want to visit more New Jersey farms? Click over to our New Jersey farms series.