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, beginning May 11, 2024.

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The Farm Barn is accessible via our ¾-mile Farm Barn Trail or by a seasonal tractor shuttle. Beginning May 11, 2024, the shuttle runs every half hour from the Farm Store.

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Children’s Farmyard

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.

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Cheesemaking

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. Starting May 11, you can also: 

See cheesemaking step by step.

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Farm Barn Map

Here's where to find everything during your visit.

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Raptors in Residence

Come face to face with a live owl or hawk and learn the mysteries of birds of prey with Outreach for Earth Stewardship. Located just in the woods at start of the StoryWalk trail. Free. No registration.

2024 schedule:
May 11–June 9: Sunday | 1PM
June 15–Sept. 2: Wed., Fri., Sun.  | 1PM
Sept. 7–Oct. 13: Sunday  | 1PM

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StoryWalk

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 spring's book is When Spring Comes, by Kevin Henkes. StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. The storybook changes seasonally!

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Food at the Farm Barn 

Pick up something delicious at the Farm Store. At the Farm Barn, the Farm Cart has farm-fresh lunch and snack options, and O Bread Bakery, an independent production bakery, often has bread loaves, cookies, or pastries for sale. (Not a sit-down bakery.) 

2024 Farm Cart schedule
May 11–June 9:   Sat. & Sun.  |  11am–3pm (also open Mon., May 25th)
June 15–Sept. 2:  Daily    |  11am–3pm           
Sept. 7- Oct. 13:  Sat. & Sun.   |  11am–3pm