Visiting our certified organic vegetable and berry farm is a great way for people of all ages to get acquainted with where food comes from and how it is grown. We have much to offer!
From May through October, visitors can shop at the farmstand or relax with friends over a hot drink and baked treat from our Hello Café. In every season, we offer pick-your-own-crops: berries and flowers in summer, and pumpkins in October. Use the wi-fi inside the café or outside at one of our picnic areas. Enjoy the beautiful scenery with friends and watch the kids play in the sandbox or show off their hula hooping skills.
Spend some time discovering the farm: take our self-guided tour, schedule a farm tour, or leisurely explore our gardens and fields. Go behind the scenes for a guided farm tour and learn even more. Guided tours are available through contacting Eric.
Fall Pumpkin Patch Tours
Pumpkin patch tours are offered only between 9a - 2p, Monday-Friday during October.
Bring your daycare, school, or youth group for a 30-minute tractor-drawn wagon ride through our fields to the pumpkin patch and back. Each child can choose a pumpkin as large as they can carry, plus you can take one for the classroom. Parents are welcome to purchase pumpkins separately. Be sure to leave extra time for your group to shop, discover the farm, visit the chickens, play in the sand box, and have a picnic! Our fall pumpkin patch tours fill quickly; book early! To reserve a spot on the wagon, contact Eric. Fee: $6/student.
Little Farmers is a drop-in toddler program that runs every Tuesday from 10am-11am in the fall.
Enjoy fall on the farm! Parents and their children (ages 2-5) will investigate bugs, plants, chickens, and other areas of the farm together with our instructors. No pre-registration required; just drop in and have some fun! $5 per child.
Homeschool Farm Science Program
Fall session: September 20-October 25
Winter session: February 23-March 29
Spring session: April 19-May 24
Designed for students ages 6-11 years old, our Homeschool Farm Science program utilizes the farm as its primary educational tool, covering topics such as harvesting, insects, organic agriculture, physics, and seed saving. The program year includes three sessions which begin in the fall and continue throughout the winter and spring. Our farm is an incredible outdoor classroom with our production fields, forested areas, orchard, and riparian area along the Connecticut River.
Together with our highly-qualified instructors, students will share the experience of exploring, discovering, and learning concepts together in order to gain a deeper, scientific understanding of agriculture and ecology. Our approach utilizes hands-on activities, inquiry-based investigations, games, and experiments. Students receive journals each semester to take notes or draw observations (if they wish) and to complete short weekly review assignments. Optional homework assignments are sent home after class and reviewed as a group at the beginning of the following class.
Sessions include a variety of curriculum topics which explore all of the unique educational assets here at the farm. Our program is designed to follow a three-year cycle, which means there are nine sessions total (54 classes), 3 sessions each school year.
Take our self-guided farm tour any time the farmstand is open from May through October. Visitors can learn more about organic agriculture and sustainable farming systems while enjoying the farm with the kids and a cup of coffee or tea from our Hello Café.
The self-guided tour walks you through our gardens and greenhouses, by our solar panels, bees, the circle of cedar trees, and gives you an overview of our farming systems, marketing techniques, education programs, and alternative energy strategies.
photo: Ben Fleishman