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Ross Farm Newsletter 2017, Edition 1
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Happy New Year and welcome to the farm! This newsletter, which is the first in a series of bi-monthly publications on all things Ross Farm related, provides the perfect opportunity to explain what we are all about and how we function.

The Ross Farm, which is a 60-acre property in Basking Ridge, is owned by Somerset County. It is listed on both the state and national historic registers. Activities and events on the farm are produced and sponsored by an organization called the Friends of the Boudinot-Southard-Ross Estate (FoBSR). Our mission, in agreement with the county, is to open the property to the public for cultural, historical and/or educational events. Periodically there is a separate activity or an assist from Trilogy Repertory Company, a wonderful partner of the FoBSR and a resident tenant in the barn and tack house on the site.

The FoBSR, which is a 501c3 charitable organization, is comprised of local volunteers. We consider ourselves very lucky to have the support of many individuals, families and local institutions to help us accomplish our goals for the farm. Additionally, we are very grateful for our volunteers and cannot thank them enough for their efforts on and for the farm! 

Speaking of our wonderful volunteers, 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year at the Ross Farm! The music committee is diligently working on a high caliber roster of concerts. The garden committee spent the fall and will continue in the spring to improve the drainage and create raised beds to increase garden production. And the Farm-To-Table committee has begun the process of planning another celebratory event under the stars ‘down on the farm’ in September. The following link is for the beautiful video created for us by Sean Kirby of Seraphim Media that provides another view of the Ross Farm which was produced for the 2016 Farm-To-Table event.

We look forward to sharing this extraordinary property with you!

Most Sincerely,

David Becker 
President, FoBSR
Ross Farm

Third season of music at the Ross Farm promises to the best yet!

We’re absolutely delighted with our 2017 Music Series lineup at the Ross Farm and pleased to announce that we’re creating a “Band of Friends” for the music lovers who plan to attend all seven concerts on our schedule. We’re also making it easier to RSVP for concerts on our website.  Click here for the full article.

Mystery Item!

Do you know what this is? This item, with many others, is on loan from the Somerset Hills Historical Society and on display at the Ross Farm. The answer to this mystery will be in the March newsletter.

What's growing in the garden now?

 

“Mary, Mary quite contrary how does your garden grow?” While January may seem an odd time to enquire about the growth of a garden, it’s the perfect time to check in on Boudinot’s Garden which is ‘growing’ all the time!  Click here for full article.

Did you know...?

The side of the Ross Farm house with the columned porch which faces north and the flagpole is not the original front door. The original entry was the opposite side of the house which faces south, but with the advent of automobiles, the entry was switched to face a newly installed driveway.

Calendar of Events though June 2017

3/26 – Live Music – Kyle Cox and Matt Hires

4/9 – Live Music – Don Gallardo and Christian Lopez

4/20 – Colonial Day – Oak Street School 4th Grade (private event)

4/23 – Live Music – Brian Dunne

5/6 – ARTsee Happening (raindate 5/7)

5/21 – Live Music – Rock the Barn with The Rad Trads

6/3 – Live Music – Jared Mahone

6/11 – Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church Picnic celebrating the 300th Anniversary (private event)

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