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Hunterdon County Freeholders visit with owners and llamas at WoodsEdge Farm as economic tour continues

DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Llamas, Alpacas and Tibetan yaks were the stars of the show when Hunterdon County Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren and Deputy Director Susan Soloway continued the Freeholders’ Economic Development sites tour on the Hunterdon 579 Trail Tuesday, highlighting the WoodsEdge Farm in Delaware Township.

WoodsEdge Farm, owned and operated by Brent Walker and Amy Serridge, whose input has helped shape the 579 Trail initiative, has been a full time purveyor of fiber producing livestock for 44 years, through raising Llamas, Alpacas, and Tibetan Yaks and features a Farm Store which is open to the public every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. through the end of January.

The Hunterdon 579 Trail tourism venture, jointly organized by the county economic development office and area agriculture providers, promotes the many farms, markets and wineries in the county, on and around County Route 579.

The Freeholders’ economic development sites tour has been highlighted by several 579 Trail stops, including Mt. Salem Vineyards, the Stockton Market, and the Blue Jingler Farm. In addition, the Freeholders have met with business and local government leaders at other significant economic development project sites in Milford, Union Township, East Amwell, and Flemington.

“The number of business and town projects underway or in development currently that positively contribute to the county’s economy is truly amazing,” Van Doren said. “The Freeholders will continue to do whatever the Board can to support these efforts.”

Soloway said, “Many of the businesses visited on the tour have commented that their business this year has been positively impacted by county marketing efforts and the municipalities report that their projects have been greatly aided through county economic development grants.”

On this most recent visit, WoodsEdge owner Brent Walker stated his appreciation of the county’s efforts.

“We’ve long been advocates of a public-private effort partnership that markets the county’s agribusiness and agritourism destinations. The Hunterdon 579 Trail is a great example of just that and we know there are other related projects in development,” Walker said.

Brent and Amy encourage residents to visit their 90-acre family owned & operated farm as well as visiting the WoodsEdge Farm store at 78 Bowne Station Rd., in Delaware Township, to see what their spring harvest has produced.

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Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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