Safe to say that office life hasn’t been typical. But, how would it be to be with your colleagues on a 62-acre working farm?
Beach Plum Farm in Cape May might not be having you close deals or hold webinars from its grounds, but it is launching new group offerings featuring immersive team-building experiences for corporate retreats and leadership events.
Activities range from competition-style options to fun and educational opportunities, and include everything from horseshoe crab rescue, fishing charters, beach cleanups, drum circles, scavenger hunts, farm yoga and even participating in integral farm operations like chicken harvesting.
Located within driving distance from major cities on the East Coast, Beach Plum Farm provides unique and flexible outdoor meeting environments for group and leisure travelers. In 2022, the farm will expand its offerings for executive and senior-level teams looking to reconnect in-person, strengthen relationships and spend time outdoors.
The farm’s natural outdoor space, combined with comfortable and customizable luxury cottage accommodations, creates a charming, relaxed retreat for group gatherings. From elegant farm-to-table dining and sightseeing excursions to team-building and philanthropy activities, the farm will offer a variety of distinct activities with a range of topics and focus for group enrichment.
“With many companies continuing hybrid and remote work models, it’s important, now more than ever, for businesses to offer options for teams to reconnect and get together in person,” said Curtis Bashaw, managing partner of Cape Resorts. “Conveniently located to nearby cities like New York and Philadelphia, Beach Plum Farm offers an escape with dynamic outdoor space and opportunities to participate in authentic farm and local programs that support team building as well as philanthropic efforts.”
The farm’s collection of five well-appointed cottages and barns sleep 6-8 guests per cottage and offer completely customizable interior spaces featuring hotel-like privacy of separate bedrooms, as well as the convenience of shared cottage amenities like full kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms, each perfect for breakout sessions and team meetings.
Outside, beautiful settings are all around. Guests requiring more room may also take advantage of accommodations, dining and private rooms at nearby Cape Resorts properties including the historic Congress Hall, America’s oldest seaside resort, and an adults-only boutique hotel, the Virginia Hotel, and its luxury cottages.
In 2008, the 62-acre working Beach Plum Farm was created by owners Curtis Bashaw and Will Riccio, and the farm, located less than two miles from Cape May’s famed historic downtown, has been providing food to Cape May restaurants since 2008. The Ebbitt Room, Blue Pig Tavern, Rusty Nail, the Boiler Room, Louisa’s Cafe and Exit Zero Filling Station are all served by the farm.
Right now, and the number is growing all the time, more than 100 varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers are grown and harvested for the restaurant’s kitchens.