Farm Gate Etiquette

Visiting a local farm can be both educational and exciting, but there are a few things you should know before heading out:people feeding alpacas
  1. You are visiting a working farm - be safe.
  2. Only visit designated areas and keep an eye on your children.
  3. Leave your pets at home.
  4. Take care when interacting with farm animals - they are domesticated, not tamed.
  5. Always wash your hands after touching an animal.
  6. Farms are homes. Please respect their privacy.
  7. Follow rules and adhere to signage (keep closed gates closed and opened gates open).
  8. Park in designated areas.
  9. No Sunday Sales signs - please do not disturb this family on a Sunday.
  10. To avoid disappointment, call ahead for availability and hours.

Most of all, be sure to have fun on your adventure in the country!

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