Spring 2020 Farm Tour Fun’raiser
Our first community farm tour of the year… and we only have two this year, so don’t miss this!
Come learn about the farm animals of HOOF and sustainable homestead farm life at Greenlands Farm.
Enjoy a day with your family and friends, you’re welcome to bring a picnic and blanket to enjoy at our wooded picnic area!
The tours happen on the hour, starting at 10am and last tour is at 2pm (ending at 3pm).
Your tour will be around 40-50 minutes (each tour starting on the hour), full of information on farm animal science (including animals like goats, horses, rabbits, chickens, llamas, and pigs) and sustainable homestead farming. The Greenlands Farm fruit orchard will be the focus for organic produce and their various compost techniques will be discussed. Enjoy more time with the animals before and after your tour in the petting farm!
“My grandchildren and I had a wonderful time here! Our guide did an excellent job of explaining all the animals to him and allowing him to take it in at his own pace. I highly recommend a trip to Greenlands Farm!” – farm supporter
All proceeds benefit Helpers Of Our Farm, an NC nonprofit organization, who’s mission is to teach about animal kindness, animal science, an ownership responsibility to create a better world for animals and humans. All the teaching animals of HOOF are rescued, re-homed, or adopted farm animals and are provided sanctuary by the support of donors, volunteers, and fundraisers. HOOF teaches through group farm tours, in schools, and at local businesses and community events. HOOF and Greenlands Farm, where the farm animal sanctuary is, have been proudly teaching in their community since 2012. Greenlands Farm is a sustainable homestead farm, teaching about sustainable living you can apply to your life and home.
Our public tours are normally $10 per person, we are suggesting a special donation for our community of only $5!
Tour 1: 10am – 10.55am, $5 suggested donation
Tour 2: 11am – 11.55am, $5 suggested donation
Tour 3: 12pm – 12.55pm, $5 suggested donation
Tour 4: 1pm -1.55pm, $5 suggested donation
Tour 5: 2pm – 2.55pm, $5 suggested donation
DONATE NOW to avoid lines!
Our tips for making your visit the most enjoyable:
- Read ALL our rules for the farm. Our farm is interested in the safety of you and our animals, we want you to leave with a positive experience. We have been operating tours since 2012, we have these rules in place for a reason.
- Arrive at least 10-15 minutes early. Your tour will start and leave on time.
- Come dressed for the weather, in clothes that you won’t mind finding mud or manure on at the end of the day. Wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes to protect your feet and make it easier to walk on any uneven ground.
- Stay with your group. Wandering guests are not appreciated and often get hurt.
- Remember this is a working farm with a family that lives on the farm, be respectful of their property as you would want others to be of yours. You are invited as a guest to their home.
- If you have a kid who doesn’t like to walk, bring a stroller. We suggest you sanitize the wheels after your tour, bring wipes or spray with you.
- Ask LOTS of questions when prompted! Your tour guide is well-knowledged, take advantage of them 🙂
- Tours are “pre-paid” donation or donate at time of arrival, no admittance without a donation. No reimbursements, we suggest you gift to someone who would really enjoy it!
- Children under 12 months are free, but a donation is appreciated if your child enjoyed their experience.
- All paid activity proceeds benefit the HOOF farm animal sanctuary.
- You must purchase a ticket or show proof of purchase for admittance into the farm. The petting farm will be open between 10am and 3pm for you to visit before and after your scheduled tour (with proof of purchase).
- Parking and entry is next to the farm office building at 624 Midway Road SE, Bolivia, NC.
- Parents or caregivers are responsible for watching their children at all times!
- DO NOT feed the animals.
- No food or beverages allowed on the tour or in the petting farm area.
- DO NOT let your child put their hands in their mouth after petting an animal.
- Keep your child/childrens hands and feet out of the mouths of the animals.
- DO NOT pick up, hit, be mean, poke, scare, or scream at the animals at any time.
- No barefoot or open toed shoes allowed inside pen.
- Sanitize your hands before entering and immediately upon exiting the barnyard area.
- DO NOT climb any fence.
- If you get scratched or bit, from a surface or an animal, please go inside Greenlands Farmstore to receive First Aid.
- We suggest you bring a chair or blanket for hanging out and eating in our designated picnic area. Bring your own food and drink.
- No outside alcohol allowed.
- All bags subject to search.
- No contraband or illegal substances allowed.
- No smoking on premises.
- No dogs or pets of any kind.
- No weapons.
Under North Carolina law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.