Friday, August 9, 2024

Family Farm Chores at Appleton Farms

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About Family Farm Chores at Appleton Farms

Every day has a full list of barnyard chores we need to accomplish to make sure our farmyard friends are happy and healthy. Let’s get to work!

Join us for our special, hands-on Family Farm Chores program. Get on your muck boots – your whole family will get to be farmers together! Help care for our rabbits, goats, cows and their calves and our flock of chickens and ducks. Muck and bed the stalls, feed animals, collect egg & wash eggs, scrub buckets, fill hay managers, restock hay from the hayloft, collect shavings from the shed, tend to our garden beds, help with our production livestock animals and more.

This is an immersive, hands-on experience best suited for families—adults and children alike will get to try their hand at a variety of tasks. There are always chores to be done on the farm! Program activities can change depending on the work- load, weather, animals moods or group size. This program is always a new experience. Be sure to wear sneakers or other closed-toe shoes when you join us in the barnyard and to dress for the weather.

We do chores rain or shine! This program is only canceled in extreme weather situations, you will receive notification via email if the program is canceled.

Family Farm Chores is best suited for children alongside their adults ages 3 and up who don’t mind getting dirty, and want to work in and learn about the barn.

Tickets must be purchased by both children & adults.

*Younger friends may be more suited for our Befriend the Barnyard program*

We will meet at the Carriage Barn, following signs from the Farms Offices parking lot, park at farm house lot and walk to carriage barn.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Program Refunds/Cancellations: In the event that a program is cancelled due to severe weather, low enrollment, or other circumstances, we will notify you as soon as possible by email and issue you a full refund within 14 days of the cancellation. If you cannot attend a program as planned, contact at least 7 days prior to the start of the program to receive a full refund or transfer to another date/class. Refunds and/or class transfers will not be granted for registration cancellations placed fewer than 7 days before the start of the program. There are no refunds for missed classes. Appleton Farms reserves the right to change program locations, schedules, or instructors when necessary.
  • Where to park: When you arrive at the farm, go right at the fork at the Welcome House (towards Farmhouse, Education Farmyard, Camp & Offices) and park in the lot next to the white Farmhouse / Farm Offices. Overflow parking is located along the drive leading up to the farmhouse between the trees before you cross the 4-way bridge intersection. Please be mindful of roped off areas and no-parking signs. The group will meet at the Carriage barn across the stone paddock.
  • Membership Lookup: Click here to find your membership number.
  • Need to see an existing order? Click here to see your current orders.
  • The Trustees reserves the right to photograph or video visitors and program participants for promotional use, and usage of its properties implies consent. See the full policy at
  • Buy out a class/private events: Have a group that wants to take a class or program together? We have options to buy out our classes and/or create private events. Email for more information.

While you’re here: Don’t forget to visit the Farm Store open daily Tuesday- Sunday

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