Farm Events

Spring Planting Day
Saturday, May 20, 2017
10 am to 5 pm
Become an honorary member of the farm crew by joining us for one of the most important work days of the season. We'll plant tomatoes, peppers, melons, cucumbers and other important summer crops. When the work is done we'll kick back and enjoy dinner around a camp fire. Feel free to bring a tent if you'd like to spend the night. Be sure to dress in comfortable layers and closed-toe shoes, and don't forget a sack lunch and a water bottle. (This work day is best suited for teenagers and adults.) Space is limited to 12 people. Please RSVP.

All About Animals
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Noon to 4 pm
Bring the kids and enjoy some time with our animals. Feed the goats, pet the sheep, and collect eggs from the chickens. Say hello to Daisy the Donkey and get to know Valentine, our Jersey cow. Learn all about caring for baby chicks and see how we are using goats to clear invasive brush from our woods. There will be something for everyone during this fun afternoon on the farm! Bring a picnic lunch if you'd like. Afternoon refreshments will be provided. RSVP appreciated but not required.

'Soil Sisters' Tour of Local Farms

August 5, 2017
10 am to 5 pm
For several years we've opened up our farm for public tours during this weekend-long annual event. We've decided to take a break from being on the official tour this year so that we can visit neighboring farms in the Brodhead and Monroe areas. You're invited to take the tour with us! We'll meet at our farm in Brodhead at 10 am and then caravan to several other local farms. The guide for the day will be yours truly, Soil Sister Peg Sheaffer. This event is perfect for adults and kids. Please RSVP.

Woodland Work Day
October 7, 2017

11 am to 5 pm

Native habitat restoration is an important part of stewarding our farm. For the past 5 years we have been working to clear our wooded hillside, oak savanna and native prairie remnant of buckthorn, multiflora rose and other invasive plants. We invite you to spend the day with us to learn more about why these efforts are important for the preservation of our native flora and fauna. After a short tour, we'll get to work cutting and dragging woody brush and creating a burn pile. Please wear warm layers and sturdy work boots. Make sure to bring a sack lunch and a water bottle. Terrain can be steep and uneven. This work day is best suited for adults who enjoy vigorous outdoor exercise. Please RSVP.

Thinking about visiting the farm? We encourage you to make a weekend of it by exploring beautiful Green County, famous for its Swiss heritage and ethnic cuisine, beautiful scenery, fun festivals, tasty local beer and award-winning cheese. You can find information about local lodging here