I have been signed up a the
Local Harvest website…and received an email about the tour a week ago, but just got it again this morning. Thought I’d pass the information along. I don’t think I can go this weekend, but it would be a great trip for any locals in the Reno/Sparks area! Great price for a lunch and some eggs!
Meet the Creatures of
Grow For Me Sustainable Farm
Grow For Me Sustainable Farm -(Grow For Me) – (Reno, Nevada)
This is a reservation event limited to five (5) family groups each day so make your reservation early.
Our farm is located 25 minutes north of Reno, Nevada. We are within easy driving distance of most of the outlying areas including Sparks and Carson City – so come on, join the fun – no TV, no cell phones, no gameboys – a day designed just for you and your children!
This farm visit is an interactive petting tour beginning at 10:30 am and ending sometime around 12:30. It is appropriate for all aged children but geared for 2- 10 year olds, very small infants or newborns may be a distraction as we will require all the adults full attention to ensure a safety and a happy visit.
The children will see rare Jacob’s sheep and be able to pet the baby lambs, they will interact with the heirloom chickens and pet the black cochins, a very kid friendly chicken and extra silly with feathers on its feet! There will also be an encounter with the Jersey milk cow and a demonstration on how she is milked, and of course shorty the farm dog will be around to show everybody how to make sure all the other animals are doing their job -especially, zippy the wonder-goat who loves potato chips! Time permitting – the children will also get to interact with four horses – two are young former wild horses of Nevada. They have been adopted and are being trained to become excellent additions to the farm life.
You will need to contact the farm with either an email or phone number so we can ensure proper directions, procure the names of attendees, and be made aware of any food allergies. You will also be asked to sign a hold harmless agreement and farm rules paper so everyone has a great experience.
A shuttle to the farm from Bordertown is possible if prior arrangements are made.
An on farm sack lunch will be provided so pre payment is necessary and there will be no refunds.
The cost is 2.00 per family member including lunch. Each family will be also provided with a 1/2 doz. eggs to take home, seeds to plant in their own gardens and a small booklet with information about the farm and the animals. This is a walking tour so closed toed shoes and appropriate outer clothing is a must.
We think this is a great opportunity for children and their families to enjoy a beautiful setting, see up close and personal creatures that live on a farm, and learn something about their local environment. Bring your friends kids if you don’t have any – your grandchildren, or a child you think would enjoy the day.
purchase through our localharvest site catalog pageor contact the farm directly for more information.
Start Date: Mar 28, 2009
End Date: Mar 29, 2009
Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Time: 12:30 PM
Organized by: Grow For Me Sustainable Farm -(Grow For Me)
Web site: http://www.girlfarm.org
Address: 1400 Long Valley Road
Reno, NV 89508
The road to the farm is dirt approx. 2.7 miles -so please consider the car you are driving, there will be a sign saying Farm Day Turn Here –
395 North to the Bordertown Exit
Left over the highway at the stop sign
Right at the next stop sign toward the Bordertown Casino (by the way they have a great cafe for plain good food!)
Pass the casino to the next stop sign. Continue driving North following the horseshoe over the railroad tracks (sounds like the beginnings of a country western song?)
You are now driving South on Long Valley Road -stay on the lower dirt road. You will continue south until you come to a crossroads Long Valley Rd/Green Gulch Ranch Rd.
Go through the stop sign staying on Long Valley Rd. You will then come to a small bend in the road on the right is a large hay barn and alfalfa field – look immediately after crossing the creek bed to the left and you will see the Farm Day sign, turn left here go up the road and park across from the the large faded blue barn.