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Ort Farms Corn Maze Supports Healthcare Heroes

Author: Maggie Yamashita

Long Valley, NJ (Morris County)– Ort Farms is honoring healthcare heroes this year, by donating a portion of their profits from their annual corn maze to several local healthcare provider associations.

“Our maze is called Healthcare Heroes,” says Manager of Ort Farms, Nicole Ort Moke. “This year, with all of the healthcare workers being on the frontline during the pandemic and shutdown, we felt they were the most appropriate beneficiary for this year. People are always putting themselves out there, more than ever, so we wanted to provide some outreach to them.”

In addition to donating profits, Ort Moke goes on to say the farm will also be dropping off donuts and supply lunches as part of their community outreach program.

Charitable donations have become a fall tradition for the farm. Since Hurricane Sandy in 2014, Ort Farms has worked with several non-profit organizations, including Stronger than the Storm, The Seeing Eye, and Farmers against Hunger.

“We like to give back to the community and show our support for local non-profits, we’ve always been community centered and this is another way for us to help spread awareness and have a unique design every year,” explains Fifth Generation Farmer, Harvey Ort Jr.

The 8-acre corn maze is open daily from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. through November 1st.  Ort Farms is also known for offering hayrides, pick your own pumpkins, food vendors, train rides, farm animals, and monster truck rides during their fall festival.

Katie Moriarty

A Jersey Girl through and through, Katie Moriarty’s interest in broadcasting began while attending Centenary University. Hailing from a showbiz family, she met a prominent TV news anchor, while backstage at BB King’s Blues Club in New York City. She had the privilege of two college internships at Fox News Channel, and upon graduation was hired as a Production Assistant in the FNC newsroom.

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