Farm Day to include hay rides, animals, plantings

The Landmark
By: The Landmark
Photo: Courtesy of Lisa Prozzo

The Princeton Agricultural Commission will host the fourth biennial Princeton Farm Day on Saturday, May 13, from noon-4 p.m. As in the past, Farm Day activities are designed to be family friendly.

Come see animals such as sheep and their lambs, llamas, alpacas, milking Devon cows, Hereford Angus cross cows; pigs, goats, donkeys, chickens, and baby chicks.

There will be many hands-on activities for the kids including collecting eggs, making felted soap, building a bat house, navigating a kids’ hay maze, hay rides, planting culinary herbs with Rosa, planting “magic” bean seeds, and more. Admission is free. To respect farms and flocks, no pets allowed for Farm Day. (Severe weather date: Sunday, May 14.)

This year the farms on tour and activities will be:

Andean Dawn Alpaca Farm, 313 Ball Hill Road; Meet the Alpacas, learn about herbs with Rachel, meet a rooster, plant magic bean seeds, and meet Arts Society Artists in residence.

Charbrook Farm, 71 Gates Road; Hay Rides with the hay farmers, planting culinary herbs with Rosa, Egg collecting with Heritage Chickens, meet the spring Herdwick Lambs, learn about milking Devon Cows, Stimson Farm History Exhibit, Princeton Arts Society Artists in residence.

Hillborne Farm, 154 Ball Hill Road; Collect eggs, visit the baby chicks, make felted soap, build a bat house, meet the llamas, sheep and lambs, Farm jewelry for kids, Princeton Arts Society Artists in residence.

Hubbard Farm, 163 Houghton Road. Meet the pigs, chickens, cows, goats, and donkeys, corn kiddies pool, kids hay maze, Hubbard’s Farm History.

Red Fox Farm, 263 Worcester Road; Bee Observatory, John Deere tractor exhibit, meet the sheep, sheep fleeces on display, Princeton Arts Society Artists in residence.

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