Agricultural Easement Protects Beloved Local Farm

Windsor U-Pick Farms

It just wouldn’t be Halloween without Windsor U-Pick.  The 51-acre farm is a beloved institution, especially in the fall – with pumpkins, hayrides and scary adventures for families and friends to share.  Schoolchildren are brought here on field trips and the owners Wayne Kalinowski and Paul Keris are especially accommodating to children with special needs.  The owners were committed to preserving their land and their faming heritage and turned to D&R Greenway for help in ensuring they would have the financial resources to do so.

D&R Greenway structured a solution that placed the majority of the property under a farmland preservation easement through Mercer County.  A conservation easement overlay was placed on the wooded section of the property that buffers 1,500 feet of the Assunpink Creek, extending the Assunpink Greenway and providing for trail linkages to be established the future.

As a result, West Windsor and Washington Townships were able to maintain a significant part of their rural heritage.  Residents of the region will be able to continue to enjoy family fun and locally grown produce at Windsor U-Pick.

According to Wayne Kalinowski the mission of Windsor U-Pick is agro-tainment.  “We mix traditional agricultural activities with interactive fun – and create an opportunity for visitors to enjoy farming and the land.  By preserving our land, we can continue to provide this experience to our customers.”

 

Our Mission: To Preserve & Care for Land and Inspire a Conservation Ethic, Now and Forever

Land Preserved
20,961 Acres
Upcoming Events
Jul 15

Art and Nature Happy Hour: Meet the Artists

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual Event via Zoom

Trail of Breadcrumbs, Nature and Fairytales Four Artist Talk > Read More

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