By: Mrs. Cole/ Instructional Paraprofessional
The students at Ocean Academy enjoyed a class trip to Silverton Farms in Toms River. Run by the same family for 24 years, this farm prides itself on preserving and nurturing locally grown produce. The students were first treated to a hayride throughout the 8 acres of farmland. This was no ordinary hayride, as the owner allowed us to taste and collect a variety of Non-GMO vegetables. This was an amazing educational experience which allowed the students to taste vegetables they would not ordinarily eat such as: bok choy, swiss chard, kale, beets, and a variety of peppers.
After the hayride, our students were able to select pumpkins from their farmer’s market in which they decorated and painted back at school. Everyone had a great time and we definitely look forward to going back next year!