Our Programs

Tours, Classes and Workshops

Presently, we are welcoming visitors only for private tours or workshops.  Call or email us to inquire!

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We offer activities that educate, inspire, and entertain. Whether you are looking for an introduction to a subject, a deeper immersion and some training, or something playful to do with your whole family, Apple Pond Farm offers many levels of engagement for learners of all ages.

 

We also offer special programming for camps, schools and other groups.  Contact us to learn more.

Program Offerings
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Private Farm Tours

A close up look at several farm projects: the basics of organic gardening, raising chickens for eggs and meat, all about raising sheep and goats, how wool grows, is harvested and is turned into yarn,  how solar and wind power produce  about 85% of our electricity. Seasonal events too: making hay while the sun shines, preparing for winter, garden planning for spring. 

*Farm tours are available for private groups of up to 10 people by reservation only, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays.  Contact us for pricing and availability. 

Farm Walk-Abouts

These leisurely farm walks are educational and enjoyable, for adults and children. The program varies to match the season and the interests of guests: organic gardening from soil preparation to harvesting, sex on the farm - breeding goats and sheep,  raising chickens for eggs and meat, 

how our renewable energy systems work.

**WE have ended Walk-Abouts for the season.  Check back for Spring-Summer 2022 programming! **

Farming with Kids
Children of all ages from toddler to teens perform farm chores and have a great time.  Activities vary with the season.
 

**WE have ended Farming with Kids for the season.  Check back for Spring-Summer 2022 programming! **

Workshops
Here is your chance to learn a new skill: spinning wool, raising chickens, making goat cheese, how to add renewable energy to your home.  Private workshops are offered upon request.  
 

*Please call (845) 482-4764 if you are interested in a private workshop.*

Reviews from our visitors:

Dessie Andrews  Aug 2, 2015
 
An educational farming experiencethat you will never forget.
After 30 years I still use Dick's use of compost as a natural fertilizer and using plants as pest deterrents.
Maria Grimaldi   March 14, 2016
 
A visit to Apple Pond Farm "puts it all together." We saw the hard work and effort that the team at Apple Pond Farm puts into taking care of the area's beautiful natural resources. This is so much more than just a "petting zoo." I highly recommend a visit to Apple Pond Farm for the whole family.
Donna Willi  May 1, 2016
 
I had no idea how easy making our own fresh ricotta cheese could be and all the things we could use it for – not just lasagna anymore.
I now make my own ricotta cheese whenever I can and we love eating so healthy and fresh. Thank you Apple Pond Farm!
 

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