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New tour schedule at the original Redwood Hill Farm

Written by Dave Philp on . Posted in Life on the Farm

For 2017, we created a new system for our farm tours. Instead of hosting two large open-house weekends per year, we now have an expanded schedule in 2017, offering tours from April through June that are smaller, more educational and guided by farm staff. Please know that all tours now require advance reservations.

For tour information and reservations, please visit https://redwoodhillfarm.org/tours/visit-the-farm/

For many years past, we opened up the farm to the public for large events for two weekends, including Mother’s Day. Last year alone we hosted more than 1,500 over the course of four days. You may understand that such numbers can create quite a bit of stress on the animals, on our staff, and also the farm grounds.

Our goal has always been to make the farm accessible, to educate people in our community about goats and farming and also on how we grow our food and we feel that this new schedule will be more effective in accomplishing that. For years, cuddling our baby goats and seeing our farm has been a Mother’s Day tradition for many people in our area. Please sign up to join us on Mother’s Day Weekend before it’s booked up, or reserve other tour dates over the next several weeks.

While on one of our guided tours, you can experience the incredible diversity at Redwood Hill Farm, including our fruit orchard, olive grove and hopyard, and learn about our honeybees and chickens. See sustainability in action, from our solar array and rainwater catchment tanks to our pioneering use of Tagasaste, an innovative drought-resistant goat fodder crop.

While we grow a great variety, the goats are the stars at Redwood Hill Farm. See a dairy demonstration and try your hand at milking a goat. The goat kids love all the cuddling and attention! An educational “hands on” tour for about 90 minutes, you’re welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy our peaceful, western Sonoma County Farm after the tour concludes.

Each tour day we’ll feature all kinds of farm-grown goods for sale. Take home cackling fresh eggs, our own honey and estate grown olive oil, along with fresh cut flowers and whatever we’re harvesting. The goat kids are waiting to jump in your arms, so get your boots on and join us at the original Redwood Hill Farm. Thanks for carpooling, and please check our website regularly for updates and to reserve your spot.

https://redwoodhillfarm.org/tours/visit-the-farm/