Every year the Farm Institute hosts a big party on their farm called Meals in the Meadow to raise money and have a good time!
“The FARM Institute is an educational non-profit institution committed to connecting people of all ages and all circumstances to agriculture through the diverse operations of a working farm…” and it just so happens to be minutes away from the Kelley House.
We got all dressed up, took a few pictures in front of our new Kelley House branded bicycles and headed out to the farm.
Between June 15 and Labor Day the Farm Institute offers weekday guided tours at 10am and 2pm (there is no tour on Friday afternoons.) When we arrived there were all sorts of animals to meet. Like these adorable albino bunnies! and young turkeys who happened to be escape artists.
The Farm Institute now offers Hayride tours in the Summer, Mondays through Wednesdays at 11:30am; other times available by appointment. $10/family, $5/individual. Space is limited. The cows were a favorite. We were able to pet them, learn about their breed and really get to see their personalities… Like the momma cow (above) who wanted all of our attention. The cocktails & hors d’oeuvres featuring local fare donated by island restaurants were the perfect touch to an already amazing evening.
As the sunset over the cow pasture, Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish came on and we danced the night away. Hearing the occasional moo in the background really added an extra something to the night. See it for yourself. Purchase your ticket to next years Meals in Meadows, its worth every penny!
From October-May, call ahead to schedule a morning Chore Tour or Farm Tour. Chore Tours are helping with morning chores from 9-10 am and are a great way to get up close with the animals. Suggested donation for Chore Tours is $25; for Farm tours it’s $10.
With Love, ~C.