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Homemade Ice Cream Tasting and Demo with Farming Basics Tour

Homemade Ice Cream Tasting and Demo with Farming Basics Tour

In addition to a farm tour, enjoy the sweet taste of homemade ice cream - an authentic farm-to-table option. Create a batch of ice cream, set the machine, and sample homemade ice cream with your choice of toppings. (estimated 75 minutes)

The Homemade Ice Cream Tasting and Demo is available with a Farming Basics tour.  

The Homemade Ice Cream is recommended for all ages, and provides an opportunity to learn how milk turns to ice cream, and to taste the sweet results.  Participants begin by creating a batch of ice cream and learning what exactly goes into the recipe.  After all the ingredients are added and the machine starts to turn the cream (a process which takes 40 minutes), the group samples a batch of ice cream made during the previous session.  Small batches (1 gallon) are made during classes, and the flavor of ice cream varies according to the season (vanilla is standard).  

What's Included:

  • A delicious refresher to go along with the Farming Basics tour
  • Homemade ice cream
  • An authentic farm-to-table experience

Farming Basics

Farming Basics provides a hands-on, guided tour of a working farm.  Bottle feed baby calves, venture inside the chicken coop, and feed our goats .  When tours include 10+ participants, a 15-min wagon ride will also be included.

What's Included:

  • Farm tour
  • Experiential learning for participants of all ages
  • Wagon ride (weather-dependent, for tours with 10+ participants)

What to Bring (for the Farming Basics tour):

  • Sneakers, boots, or other closed-toe shoes with good traction
  • Sweater
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera

  • Duration : 90 Minutes (approx.)
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Goat's Milk Soapmaking with Farming Basics Tour × Book Now 14 Available × Book Now 14 Available × × ×
Goat's Milk Soapmaking with Farming Basics Tour

Goat's Milk Soapmaking with Farming Basics Tour

In addition to a farm tour, learn how to make soap from goat milk, lye, and oils. See each step of the process together with an instructor, and become equipped to try it at home. Recommended for adults and children older than 10.

The Goat's Milk Soapmaking is available with the Farming Basics tour.  

During this workshop experience, participants join an instructor to learn how to make homemade goat's milk soap. Participants work with the instructor to perform each step of the soap-making process: measuring out the ingredients, blending them, and placing the soap in a mold to harden. Each participant will leave with a bar of goat's milk soap from a previous class that has already hardened and cured.

What's Included:

  • A homesteading workshop to go along with the Farming Basics tour
  • Soapmaking class (approx. 45 min)
  • Sample of a homemade bar of goat's milk soap (hardened and cured from previous class)

Farming Basics

Farming Basics provides a hands-on, guided tour of a working farm.  Bottle feed baby calves, venture inside the chicken coop, and feed our goats .  When tours include 10+ participants, a 15-min wagon ride will also be included.

What's Included:

  • Farm tour
  • Experiential learning for participants of all ages
  • Wagon ride (weather-dependent, for tours with 10+ participants)

What to Bring (for the Farmer's Apprentice tour):

  • Sneakers, boots, or other closed-toe shoes with good traction
  • Sweater
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera

  • Duration : 90 Minutes (approx.)
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Artisan Cheesemaking and Tasting with Farming Basics Tour × × × × Book Now 14 Available × ×
Artisan Cheesemaking and Tasting with Farming Basics Tour

Artisan Cheesemaking and Tasting with Farming Basics Tour

In addition to a farm tour, learn the fundamentals of artisan cheesemaking. Transform milk into curds and whey, learn about the ingredients, and become equipped to try it at home. Recommended for adults and children 10+.

The Artisan Cheesemaking and Tasting is available along with the Farming Basics tour.  

During this workshop, participants join an instructor at the farmhouse to learn how to make queso blanco, a simple, white soft cheese.  Participants work in small groups to perform each step of the cheesemaking process: learning about basic components and equipment, heating the milk and watching the transformation of milk into curds and whey, draining the curd in a cheesecloth, and sampling their own batch at the end of the workshop. Participants learn about the difference between soft and hard cheeses, and play "cheese jeopardy" while waiting for the milk to heat.  

What's Included:

  • A delicious experience to go along with the Farming Basics tour
  • Cheesemaking class (approx. 60 min)
  • Sample of your own freshly-made artisan soft cheese 

Farming Basics

Farming Basics provides a hands-on, guided tour of a working farm.  Bottle feed baby calves, venture inside the chicken coop, and feed our goats .  When tours include 10+ participants, a 15-min wagon ride will also be included.

What's Included:

  • Farm tour
  • Experiential learning for participants of all ages
  • Wagon ride (weather-dependent, for tours with 10+ participants)

What to Bring (for the Farming Basics tour):

  • Sneakers, boots, or other closed-toe shoes with good traction
  • Sweater
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera

  • Duration : 90 Minutes (approx.)
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Farming Basics Tour

Farming Basics Tour

Join an abbreviated, guided farm tour. Visit the cows, interact with small animals, and learn about a working farm.

Join a guided walking tour of a homestead farm.  Visit the cows and calves and interact with small animals.  Bottle feed baby calves, venture inside the chicken coop, and feed our goats .  When tours include 10+ participants, a 15-min wagon ride will also be included. 

What's Included:

  • Farm tour

What to Bring:

  • Old sneakers, boots, or other closed-toe shoes with good traction
  • Sweater
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Bottle of water


  • Duration : 30 Minutes (approx.)
From USD $8.00

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Homemade Ice Cream Tasting and Demo × × × × × × ×
Homemade Ice Cream Tasting and Demo

Homemade Ice Cream Tasting and Demo

Enjoy the sweet taste of the homemade ice cream - an authentic farm-to-table option. Create a batch of ice cream, set the machine, and sample homemade ice cream with your choice of toppings. Recommended for all ages.

The Homemade Ice Cream Tasting and Demo can be combined with a Farmer's Apprentice tour (the Apprentice tour must be reserved separately)

The Homemade Ice Cream is recommended for all ages, and provides an opportunity to learn how milk turns to ice cream, and to taste the sweet results.  Participants begin by creating a batch of ice cream and learning what exactly goes into the recipe.  After all the ingredients are added and the machine starts to turn the cream (a process which takes 40 minutes), the group samples a batch of ice cream made during the previous session.  Small batches (1 gallon) are made during classes, and the flavor of ice cream varies according to the season (vanilla is standard).  

What's Included:

  • A delicious refresher to go along with the Farmer's Apprentice tour
  • Homemade ice cream
  • An authentic farm-to-table experience



  • Duration : 45 Minutes (approx.)
From USD $10.00

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Farmer's Apprentice Returning Soon

Farmer's Apprentice Returning Soon

After a barn fire on April 11, 2018, Verdant View Farm is rebuilding our historic barn and we plan to have the full Farmer's Apprentice tour available again soon.

The historic barn at Verdant View Farm was built in 1923 by our great-grandparents. While our memories and love for the barn cannot be erased, we unfortunately lost the structure during a fire on April 11 of this year.  Once the barn is rebuilt, we will be offering the Farmer's Apprentice tour again.  In the meantime, we are continuing to offer our popular workshops -- Ice Cream Making, Soap Making, and Artisan Cheese -- and a Farm Tour that includes hands-on activities like bottle-feeding baby calves, looking for chicken eggs, and feeding our goats.  We will keep our online schedule updated throughout the summer!

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