There’s lots to discover in and around the Farm Barn. If you have a young family, it may be the center of your day!
Seasonal Hours: 10AM - 4PM, mid-May to mid-October
The Farm Barn is accessible via our ¾-mile Farm Barn Trail or a tractor shuttle, which runs every half hour from the Farm Store seasonally, mid-May to mid-October
Meet all the animals and learn about the roles they play on a working farm. Hands-on activities with our animals scheduled throughout the day, a room full of books and farm-themed toys for children, gardens to explore, and a “Forest House,” too!
Want to bring a school or camp group to the farmyard this season? Request a self-guided visit.
Watch our cheesemakers craft the milk of our Brown Swiss cows into cheddar, then enjoy some delicious samples. Located in the central section of the Farm Barn. On cheesemaking days, you can also:
- Meet a Cheesemaker, 11AM
- Sun to Cheese Tours, 2PM
Cheesemaking schedule may vary. Call 802-985-8686 for daily information. See cheesemaking step by step.
Farm Barn Map
Raptors in Residence
Come face to face with a live owl or hawk and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey with Outreach for Earth Stewardship. Located just in the woods at beginning of the StoryWalk trail. Free. No registration
Saturdays through October 21 at 1:00PM
Follow an entertaining children’s storybook as it’s displayed page by page along the trail behind the Children’s Farmyard. Your family can read as you walk, letting the story unfold with every step. This fall's book is Gathering Up the Harvest, by Jennie Eaglespeaker. StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. The storybook changes seasonally!
Food at the Farm Barn
Our Farm Cart has farm-fresh lunch and snack options 11am-3pm on Sat. & Sun. through October 22. You can also pick up something delicious at the Farm Store. The Farm Barn is also home to O Bread Bakery, an independent production bakery that often has a limited number of bread loaves, cookies, or pastries for sale. (Not a sit-down bakery.)