Capture the sights, sounds and experience of a real New England farm when Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust holds its annual “Farm Day” on Saturday, May 20th at the Van Vleck Farm and Nature Sanctuary, 5 Church Hill Road in Woodbury. This family fun event is taking place from 10AM to 4PM this fun filled celebration will be packed with farm based activities that will build memories for families and kids alike.

Families can visit with live farm animals like sheep, rabbits, horses, cows and chickens as well as the newest Flanders’ spring arrivals including a set of triplet brother goats and a miniature horse born last month named “April Surprise”! There will be great food, music and lots of family-friendly entertainment that will take place on the grounds, throughout the day. Farm Day” visitors can hop on to a wagon to go for a hay ride, touch a wide collection of vintage tractors, take a pony ride, watch wood carving demonstrations, buy unique items from local artisans, enjoy delicious homemade food and treats and more.

Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservation will be on hand to talk about some of their rescued birds and Dianne Parmelee, author and Flanders educator will be available for a meet & greet and book signings of her new release, “Spot A Lot Dot”.

In addition, the trails at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust will be open from dawn to dusk for hiking, at no charge so families are encouraged to make a full day of it while celebrating the great outdoors and getting a taste of the farming life!
The cost for “Farm Day” is $7 per person and free for children aged two or under. All proceeds from the day go toward Flanders’ environmental education programming. For more information visit Flanders website at

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