Jon and Tracey Stewart purchase historic Monmouth County farm

    Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart and his wife, Tracey, have purchased an historic farm in Monmouth County.

    The couple bought the 200-year-old Hockhockson Farm last month, according to a report on APP.com.

    The Stewarts are currently seeking permission from Colts Neck Township to transform the 45-acre property into a working farm and animal sanctuary educational center.

    A farmer currently grows a variety of fruit, vegetables, and flowers on a portion of the property, and Tracey Stewart plans to continue operating an on-site farm stand and community supported agriculture program that supplies dozens with farm products, according to the report. 

    The Stewarts partnered with Farm Sanctuary last year to open an animal sanctuary on their 12-acre property in Middletown, named Bufflehead Farm. 

    “We’re going to build new advocates, new curious learners, and new leaders for this very important movement,” said Tracey Stewart, announced as a surprise at the Farm Sanctuary’s 2015 Gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York City last year. 

    “I was so angry at animals until I met Tracey,” Jon Stewart joked in an interview with CBS from his family’s property, where a three-legged pit bull also lives. 

    With her husband’s encouragement, Tracey Stewart, a longtime animal advocate, eventually went back to school to become a veterinary technician, she said in the CBS interview.

    The couple regularly posts pictures from the farm on a Facebook page dubbed The Daily Squeal, where recent images feature goats, pigs, and sheep.

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