20 July 2017 - by Jasmyn Druge

Kid Friendly Open Farm Week 2017 Events

There are over 80 Open Farm Week 2017 events, so choosing which ones will work for your little ones can be daunting. With that in mind, we made it easy to find the kid friendly events statewide for you and your family because it's never too early to teach your kids where their food comes from!


 

Monday, August 14th

Meadow's Bee Farm, Windham
Morning Chores and Garden Work | 8:00 am - 11:00 am | Milk cows, put sheep on pasture, feed chickens and weed the garden

Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Rupert
Children's Garden Party | 10:00 am | Planting/ Weeding/ Harvesting, Storytime and Games

Rebop Farm, Brattleboro
Evening Chores and Farm Tour | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Join Rebop Farm for some farm chores! You'll do many things from milking cows; bottle feeding calves; feeding pigs, turkeys, ducks, rabbits to moving sheep and collecting eggs.

Sugarbush Maple & Cheese Farm, Woodstock
Junior Sugarmaking Learning and Quiz | 10:30 am - 3:30 pm | Children & Adults can sample maple syrup, walk the maple trail, visit the sugar house and learn how maple syrup is made in the spring. Earn a Sugarmaker Ceritifcate after finding the answers to a 10 question quiz

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company, South Woodstock
Sampling & Tour | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Free samples of cheese and crackers

Tuesday, August 15th

Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Rupert
Children's Garden Party | 10:00 am | Planting/ Weeding/ Harvesting, Storytime and Games

Rebop Farm, Brattleboro
Evening Chores and Farm Tour | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Join Rebop Farm for some farm chores! You'll do many things from milking cows; bottle feeding calves; feeding pigs, turkeys, ducks, rabbits to moving sheep and collecting eggs.

Sugarbush Maple & Cheese Farm, Woodstock
Junior Sugarmaking Learning and Quiz | 10:30 am - 3:30 pm | Children & Adults can sample maple syrup, walk the maple trail, visit the sugar house and learn how maple syrup is made in the spring. Earn a Sugarmaker Ceritifcate after finding the answers to a 10 question quiz

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company, South Woodstock
Sampling & Tour | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Free samples of cheese and crackers


Wednesday, August 16th

Boston Post Dairy, Enosburg Falls
Family Fun Day | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | There will be face-painting, and a chance to sample their award-winning cheeses while you learn how cheese is made. Visitors can pet the goats and calves, feed the ducks, goats and chickens, and participate in their Boston Post Dairy Quest

Jed's Maple Products, Derby
Tours with Sugarmaker Steve | 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm | Tour the woods, museum and sugarhouse

Meadow's Bee Farm, Windham
Morning Chores and Garden Work | 8:00 am - 11:00 am | Milk cows, put sheep on pasture, feed chickens and weed the garden

Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Rupert
Children's Garden Party | 10:00 am | Planting/ Weeding/ Harvesting, Storytime and Games

Shelburne Farms, Shelburne
Garden Party at the Children's Farmyard | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | The garden in the Children's Farmyard at Shelburne Farms is full of possibilities. Join farmyard educators for a harvesting adventure, then concoct tasty kitchen creations!

Sugarbush Maple & Cheese Farm, Woodstock
Junior Sugarmaking Learning and Quiz | 10:30 am - 3:30 pm | Children & Adults can sample maple syrup, walk the maple trail, visit the sugar house and learn how maple syrup is made in the spring. Earn a Sugarmaker Ceritifcate after finding the answers to a 10 question quiz

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company, South Woodstock
Sampling & Tour | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Free samples of cheese and crackers


Thursday, August 17th

Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Rupert
Children's Garden Party | 10:00 am | Planting/ Weeding/ Harvesting, Storytime and Games

Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Rupert
Farm Chores for Children | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Join the farm staff for daily chores. Ages 3 years old and up. This "workshop" is designed to introduce children to simple farm routines & products, and to meet our animals under expert supervision

Rebop Farm, Brattleboro
Evening Chores and Farm Tour | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Join Rebop Farm for some farm chores! You'll do many things from milking cows; bottle feeding calves; feeding pigs, turkeys, ducks, rabbits to moving sheep and collecting eggs.

Sugarbush Maple & Cheese Farm, Woodstock
Junior Sugarmaking Learning and Quiz | 10:30 am - 3:30 pm | Children & Adults can sample maple syrup, walk the maple trail, visit the sugar house and learn how maple syrup is made in the spring. Earn a Sugarmaker Ceritifcate after finding the answers to a 10 question quiz

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company, South Woodstock
Sampling & Tour | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Free samples of cheese and crackers


Friday, August 18th

Meadow's Bee Farm, Windham
Morning Chores and Garden Work | 8:00 am - 11:00 am | Milk cows, put sheep on pasture, feed chickens and weed the garden

Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Rupert
Children's Garden Party | 10:00 am | Planting/ Weeding/ Harvesting, Storytime and Games

 

Rebop Farm, Brattleboro
Evening Chores and Farm Tour | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Join Rebop Farm for some farm chores! You'll do many things from milking cows; bottle feeding calves; feeding pigs, turkeys, ducks, rabbits to moving sheep and collecting eggs.

 

Silloway Maple, Randolph Center
Pancake Supper | 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm | It's breakfast for dinner! Join Silloway Maple sugarmakers for a pancake supper in their Randolph, Vermont sugarhouse. Enjoy watermelon, pancakes, sausage, and their award-winning maple syrup from their wood-fired evaporator. Serving dinner from 5-7 pm. Come early for a maple candy making demonstration at 4:30! Rain or shine

Sugarbush Maple & Cheese Farm, Woodstock
Junior Sugarmaking Learning and Quiz | 10:30 am - 3:30 pm | Children & Adults can sample maple syrup, walk the maple trail, visit the sugar house and learn how maple syrup is made in the spring. Earn a Sugarmaker Ceritifcate after finding the answers to a 10 question quiz

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company, South Woodstock
Sampling & Tour | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Free samples of cheese and crackers


Saturday, August 19th

Lester Farm & Market, New Haven
Meet the Animals, Taste the Tomatoes, and Tour the Farm | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | Petting zoo (dwarf goats, sheep, chickens, geese). Samplings of our tomatoes and other produce. Wagon ride around the farm (weather permitting)

Meadow's Bee Farm, Windham
Morning Chores and Garden Work | 8:00 am - 11:00 am | Milk cows, put sheep on pasture, feed chickens and weed the garden

Parris Hill Farm Alpacas and the AlpcArt Studio, Brownsville
Meet the Parris Hill Farm Alpacas | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm | "Alpaca 101" - Learn all about the Alpaca

Philo Ridge Farm, Charlotte
Morning Music for Little Farmers | 9:30 am - 11:30 am | Explore farm animals, vegetables, soil and more through song and play. Bring your little farmers to the Livestock Barn at Philo Ridge Farm for a fun morning of exploration, featuring music with Julia Wayne of Mayfly!

Rebop Farm, Brattleboro
Evening Chores and Farm Tour | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Join Rebop Farm for some farm chores! You'll do many things from milking cows; bottle feeding calves; feeding pigs, turkeys, ducks, rabbits to moving sheep and collecting eggs.

Sugarbush Maple & Cheese Farm, Woodstock
Junior Sugarmaking Learning and Quiz | 10:30 am - 3:30 pm | Children & Adults can sample maple syrup, walk the maple trail, visit the sugar house and learn how maple syrup is made in the spring. Earn a Sugarmaker Ceritifcate after finding the answers to a 10 question quiz


Sunday, August 20th

Parris Hill Farm Alpacas and the AlpcArt Studio, Brownsville
Meet the Parris Hill Farm Alpacas | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm | "Alpaca 101" - Learn all about the Alpaca

Rebop Farm, Brattleboro
Evening Chores and Farm Tour | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Join Rebop Farm for some farm chores! You'll do many things from milking cows; bottle feeding calves; feeding pigs, turkeys, ducks, rabbits to moving sheep and collecting eggs.

Sugarbush Maple & Cheese Farm, Woodstock
Junior Sugarmaking Learning and Quiz | 10:30 am - 3:30 pm | Children & Adults can sample maple syrup, walk the maple trail, visit the sugar house and learn how maple syrup is made in the spring. Earn a Sugarmaker Ceritifcate after finding the answers to a 10 question quiz