14 Aero Avenue
Edgartown, MA 02539
Farm Institute Description
Even little kids love coming to this working farm, a place where they can do all manner of farmer's jobs, from collecting eggs and milking cows to feeding the animals and harvesting crops. Kids can even weed -- a chore they attack with surprising gusto once they learn how such unwanted vegetation kills surrounding plants. None of the work is for show -- everything produced gets either sold or cooked. The goal is to connect kids to the roots of the food supply, helping them understand where the chicken at the grocery store comes from. The fun is just a happy fringe benefit.
Babies: Tiny children will no doubt enjoy the activity and animals, but since they won't be able to partake of farm chores, there's no need to visit during chore days. Drop in another time instead.
- Rise early. Family Community Chores are held 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. every Saturday in summer and the first Saturday of the month the rest of the year. Go early, as most chores are done by 9.
- Drop in any day. Families can come by any day to observe; however, they may only do chores during summer camps or Family Community Chore days.
- Ask about camps. Camps for ages 5-14 are offered weekly, monthly, or for the summer. Programs fill quickly so reserve early.
- Get lost. The corn maze is open in season (roughly July through October), daily from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Extra charge per person.
Just the Facts
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Recommended Time: 1 to 2 hours