"An Experience Like No Other!"
We are not currently offering tours at either of our farms, but feel free to drop us a note and we'll be happy to keep you up to date!
We offer an educational farm tour for your group where you will visit with the animals in person and hands ON! This is not an area that has been "set up" to be a petting zoo or a makeshift farm...this is an actual, real working farm with horses, chickens, cows and sheep! Our tours typically last about an hour.
Some tours may learn how to brush a horse, some horse "herd" mentality or a little feeding information/time, feed the chickens as well as learning a bit about petting and care of the cows. Even some time for your group to sit on the TRACTOR! Tours really can be customized for your group and what it is that you are wanting to learn more about.
NOTE: All activities are age appropriate for the group.
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"Thank you for having our mother's group over ... Every mom walked away impressed by your farm and the quality of the field trip you provided. All the kids enjoyed themselves, each taking different experiences with them. We really appreciate your time and would love to schedule this again next year."
Mothers of South Snohomish
Ages 1 and up: $5. each.
Teachers: We appreciate your bringing your group out for our farm tour, and will include your admission free of charge. We will also cover the cost of chaperones for your group at 1 free adult for every 5 paying students.
(minimum tour charge is $45.)
Additional adults and siblings are welcome as well for $5. each. We offer billing with a purchased order and add an additional $20. fee for this service.
We have some picnic tables for your group to enjoy either before or after your tour if you are interested in bringing a lunch or snacks.
PLAN NOW FOR SUMMER & FALL:
Reserve Your Tour Times for Your Daycamp, Youth, Preschool or MOMS Groups!
"We at His Favorite Child Day Care ... want to thank you very much for your tour guiding us through your working farm. The children loved your bunnies, pigs and chickens..."
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Saturday morning Farm Tour/Chores
You asked for it, so it's finally here...for the couples and families who want to visit the farm and see what we're all about. For our 9am Saturday morning tour, you will help out with some of our fun farm chores: feeding the critters! Horses, chickens & bunnies all eat. A lot. And they depend on us for their food twice a day. We also move the chicken tractors and yes, we the coffee will be hot and ready! Come and experience our mornings on the farm. Later tours will experience our educational, hands on farm tour. This is a VERY limited, monthly offer during our summer/fall months only. These tours will last approximately 1 1/2 hours. Please do not wear dress shoes - this is a farm. Also, if you would like to bring a carrot, apple or old bread as a treat for the animals, you are welcome to. Because our parking is limited, pre-registration/payment is required so we can make sure we have enough room everyone's vehicles. $5 per person over 1 year of age.
"I like the horses", Ariel, age 10.
Yes, we do offer free tours as well:
First: TEACHERS! We love that you have dedicated your lives to educating our future leaders - Bravo! We will have a FREE Educator's Tour in early September just for you. Please drop us a note along with your school information and we will get you more details.
Second: 4-H / FFA groups we offer one group per month (12 per year) a free group tour. Please call Corinne Logan directly at (425)770-0243 for scheduling.
Third: Reciprocating farms ... send us a note or drop us a call. Enough said.
Lastly, we do open our farm up twice a year, spring and fall, for what we call our Open Barn events. Sometimes, it is a big day, others it has been a week long event. Either way, the only way to find out is to keep checking back to our website or subscribe to our - very limited - newsletter. We do have a page set up for our
Open Barn events. Click here for more information. Or ...
Willows Edge Farm is a working farm that receives no taxpayer money via government grants or subsidies for farm tours or anything else on the farm. We stay in business by using our time productively, doing important daily tasks. As much as we would love to spend time with everyone who comes by, we simply can't. We therefore offer our farm tours as a way to show our farm and for the public to get a small taste of life on the farm and to be able to visit with you there.
Experience what a small farm can do so close to the city...
People are often intimidated by farming - and rightly so in some cases. We cringe at the number of trials it took to finally get a crop of chickens to maturity and laying. Once we got there though, there was no going back...it just took time to learn what to do and what not to do.
We get a lot of emails asking how we do it and what the minimum size is for different crops or animals. While we don't have time to answer each email that comes through - we are a family run farm with chores that require our time outside - we do offer the farm tours for you to come and see how we make it all work.
We are truly a diversified micro farm and here to show you that it can be done on a VERY small scale - Willows Edge Farm Seattle encompasses only 2 1/4 acres and our Idaho farm less than 11! In our small space, we have chickens that give us enough fresh eggs for our family as well as to sell, rare breed horses, cattle & sheep that we are selectively breeding and use for our riding lesson & camp programs as well as other critters of the farm...earthworms who co-exist, a couple barn cats... Don't get us wrong - this is HARD work. But it is truly the best hard work you can ever imagine! There is so much satisfaction to be had from a good, hard days work on the farm.
For special farm consultations on setting up or improving a mini farm of your own, please use the contact us form on the left hand tool bar to discuss schedules and fees.
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Year round we try to offer eggs in our store area along with some other farm goods. In the fall, we also have U-Pick pumpkins.
Third: We want people to know where their food comes from, how and what it is fed as well as how it is raised. We will credit your tour fee towards you final poultry purchase (limit 2 per family, must purchase minimum 2 pastured poultry).