Take the Kids

Visiting a farm that’s open to the public offers kids a close-up view. Most farmers are happy to answer questions and welcome help with the chores (somehow more fun at a farm than home). Ask about special demonstrations such as milking or egg-collecting.

Barnyard etiquette: wear rubber boots or washable high-top sneakers if it has rained. Remind kids to ask permission from the farmer before approaching or petting his animals. Take home fresh berries, fruits, vegetables and eggs.