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Our farm does NOT have regular open hours. But we list all our fun, upcoming events here! Keep scrolling!



Six ways to visit the farm:
1) Attend an OPEN FARM FUN DAY event (info on this page)
2) Join us a group on a guided farm tour (info on this page)
3) Book a private visit with custom activities for just your personal family/friend group of 2-10 people (Click here for more info)
4) Host a birthday party, baby shower or event at the farm (Click here for more info)
5) Come out and volunteer with us! (Click here for more info)
6) Book a one-on-one Beginner Riding Lesson (Click here for more info)




Join us on a guided, group FARM TOUR!
Click here to BOOK FARM TOUR NOW

We are hosting guided farm tours!!!!
Join us on a 2hr guided tour to feed all our farm friends, including our camels! Get hands-on and milk a REAL cow, collect eggs, take photos with a llama, ride a horse or pony, visit our petting area & MORE! 
Hosted most Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. First hour is a guided walking tour and second hour is free-play!
Prices:
$10 admission (2yo-adult) with children under 24months free
Add on: $2.50 Bucket of animal food, $5 Pony or Horse ride 






Upcoming events at the farm:
*Saturday, Oct 9th and Sunday, Oct 10th - Farm Tour 2021
*Monday, Oct 18th - Open Farm Fun Day
*Saturday, Oct 30th - 2nd Annual Trough-or-Treat 
*Thursday, Nov 11th - Open Farm Fun Day
*Saturday, Nov 13th - Safe Families Fundraiser
*Friday, Dec 17th - Open Farm Fun Day
*Tentative* Saturday, Dec 4th - Princess Day at the farm
*Tentative* Saturday, Dec 25th - Christmas at the Farm





More info about our scheduled farm events:

2021 Farm Tour - Weekend Oct 9th & 10th:
FREE ADMISSION to over 40 open farms!





Goat Yoga Fundraiser - Saturday, Oct 16th:
Click here for info & to BOOK TICKETS NOW







Open Farm Fun Day - Monday, Oct 18th:
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Join us for an OPEN FARM FUN DAY! There is no school Thursday so come out and enjoy the farm! ***Please purchase tickets prior to arrival as we have limited admission to only 50 families.***

Info:
*So far this year our farm has taken in and found homes for over 65 rescue animals out of our own budget. Open Farm Fun Days benefit our farm greatly, helping with all the transport, vetting, feeding and care costs involved in housing rescue animals and farm improvements!*

Schedule:

Enjoy visiting all our farm animals on our 12 acre farm, entering our petting area and swings & play equipment all day!
*Cow-milking hands-on demo time TBA
*Pony carousel rides (children under 100lbs) time TBA
*Horse rides (children & adults up to 220lbs) time TBA
***Event is outdoors and limited admission, so as always, masks welcome but not required***

*Ticket Options*
*$5 per person, $5 per ride and $5 per bag of animal food
OR
*Family Fun Pass - $45 ($90 value) which includes: 
  • Admission for up to 8 family members in ONE vehicle ($40 value)
  • Two quart bags of food to feed animals ($10 value)
  • Four pony/horse ride tickets ($20 value)
  • Twenty dollar credit to visit our gift shop ($20 value)






Trough-or-Treat on Saturday, Oct 30th from 11am-6pm
Join us for our 2nd Annual Trough-or-Treat event!
Info: We will have 25+ treat/game stations spread out manned by local businesses and non-profits spread out over our 12 acre farm. We have designed a one-way walking path, that is 1/2 mile long, so guests can keep their distance but won't miss any part of the farm. We expect the path and activities will take an average of 2 hours to complete. We will stagger ticket arrival times to spread out the crowd the best we can. We will have food vendors, pony rides, horse rides, animal photo booths and more! 
*This event is family-friendly so no scary or sexy costumes please!*
***Event is outdoors and limited admission, so as always, masks welcome but not required***

*Ticket Options*
*$20 per vehicle parking pass (NO per person entry fee)
Optional Activity tickets:
$5 per bag of animal food
$5 per ride (pony carousel or horse trail ride)
$3 per person Petting Pen entry (one accompanying adult free per child)
OR $10 THREE activities (two ride tickets and one petting pen entry)



Book a PRIVATE VISIT
Click here to Book Private Visit Now
This option is designed for individuals, families or small groups of less than ten people to come for a special activity here at the farm and/or a private tour on a day/time we are not normally open. Custom activity options available!
Click here to see all our Private Visit options






or

Want to schedule a field trip or an event here? 

Check out our Field Trips page
Check out our Parties & Events page

then call (850)894-1800 to book!




Food: 
Bradley's Country Store is only 4 miles south of us on Centerville Rd, they serve their famous sausage dogs and fun, old fashioned candy and bottled sodas. 

Hill Top Country Store is only 7 miles south of us on US59, they serve home-cooked food with dozens of options including affordable kid's meals. Everything on the menu is delicious. 

Or feel free to bring your own snacks and lunch and eat here at our picnic tables! We just ask for no food to be eaten in animal petting area or fed purposely to any animal.



Parking:
Public farm parking is located down our private drive at 9040 Magenta Ln. between our two historic farm houses.







Preperation:
We are a working farm so please wear closed toed shoes and we are in FL so consider bringing sunscreen, bugspray and water! Please keep all personal pets at home. We love children being able to get up close with so many different animals and enjoy many activities but children MUST be supervised at all times as we are an enjoy "at your own risk" farm. Feed with FLAT hands, although farm animals are herbivores and don't enjoy the taste of fingers they may accidentally bite one if hands aren't flat. Please never chase or intentionally scare or hurt animals!




Location:





Here are some visitors pictures of previous Open Farm Fun Days:



























Ten fun facts about our farm:
  1. We are debt-free!!! We own our home, land and farm with no debt or loans (it is very freeing and the reason we are able to share our farm for free!) Read our debt-free blog post here
  2. We were city-slickers and began our farming journey just 2 and a half years ago, in 2014, after we moved from our big, mortgaged house in a beautiful neighborhood to a small trailer on four acres with just one pet goat.
  3. We are now a full working farm, producing enough milk, eggs and meat to sustain our large family.
  4. While we are a working farm and choose to only eat meat that we breed, humanely raise and love on our farm we also rescue animals who we commit to care for on our farm for their entire natural lives.
  5. Our petting zoo idea was born to help us pay the feed cost for our non-producing rescued farm animals!
  6. We attempt to build many of our farm structures from used and recycled materials. (See pictures at this blog post)
  7. Our property was an abandoned, trashed, dump site when we bought it. We have worked hard to clean it up, while it is still not perfect, it is a beautifully  redeemed working farm now!
  8. Each one of our children have one or two animal groups which they are personally responsible to care for.
  9. Farm chores take 1-2 hours every morning. Farm work is HARD!
  10. We love our little, imperfect yet redeemed farm and LOVE to share our farm and friendly animals with others!




Six fun facts about our family:
  1. We are a Christian (imperfect yet redeemed) More about our faith here
  2. We homeschool (it was best for our children's individual needs)
  3. We had 7 kids in 4 years (What!?! That is a lot of kids!)
  4. They are our "real" kids although they were all adopted :D
  5. All (but 1) of our children were adopted from FL's fostercare system (over 400,000 children are in fostercare as you read this, the need is great. Can you open your heart and home?)
  6. 4 of our 7 kids were over 8 years old when we adopted them (the average age of children in fostercare is 8 years old and simply being an older child in fostercare warrants the label "special needs")
Click here to read more about our family


***Want us to come to your event?***
Visit our Traveling Farm Tent page and Pony Rides page to learn more!


Updated on 8/9/2021

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