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!

Hours: 10AM - 4PM

Tractor symbolThe Farm Barn is accessible via our ¾-mile Farm Barn Trail or a tractor shuttle, which runs every half hour from the Farm Store. 10-4PM, May 13-October 22, 2023.

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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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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: 

Cheesemaking schedule may vary. Call 802-985-8686 for daily information.

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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 live birds of prey with Outreach for Earth Stewardship. Located just in the woods near the trail entrance to Lone Tree Hill beside the turkey pen. Free. No registration

  • Saturdays, May 13–June 1, 1:00PM
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays, June 20–Sept 2, 1:30PM 
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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 season's book is Busy Spring: Nature Wakes Up, by Sean Taylor and Alex Morss. 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 

Our Farm Cart has farm-fresh lunch and snack options, or you can pick something delicious up at the Farm Store before you visit. 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.