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Apple Pond Farm

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80 Hahn Rd, Callicoon Center, NY 12724
+1 845-482-4764
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Really nice visit

Took or family with two kids (2 and 6) for a private tour. The owner was really nice and walked us... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Andrew S
Brooklyn, New York
via mobile
A place for the entire family. Play real farm games, not video games!

Great place to visit, very kind people and interesting to listen to. Awesome experience for kids... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Brooklyn, New York
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Apple Pond Farm and Renewable Energy Education Center is an Organic Farm in the Catskills - a 2 hour drive from NYC. 95% of the farm's power is derived from sustainable solar thermal, solar electric and wind energies. We grow vegetables and raise sheep, goats, chickens, horses, turkeys, and a lovely donkey named Arlow. A bunch of cats and dogs also call Apple Pond Farm home. We offer tours, workshops, programs geared to both children and adults in farming, homesteading, and energy efficiency and sustainability. Here is a look at our 2016 schedule, as well as by request classes that we offer: TOURS 1 hour reserved in advance and scheduled at your convenience. Minimum tour $50 for 5 people. Each additional person $8. (Except as noted in Farming With Kids below). EDUCATIONAL FARM TOURS: Milk a dairy goat, collect eggs, feed chickens, goats and sheep, visit the turkeys, lambs, horses, inspect organic gardens and orchards. Overview of Renewable Energy systems. Seasonal Variability FARMING WITH KIDS: Much like our farm tours, Farming with Kids allows participants to actually perform farm chores and have a great time. Available every Saturday May - October and additional Fridays in July and August. Starts promptly at 10am. Adults- $8, Children - $6. No reservation required. RENEWABLE ENERGY TOURS: Learn about our solar systems that provide over 95% of the farm’s power. You will interact with our wind turbine, solar electric and solar thermal systems, used vegetable oil furnace and truck. CLASSES Our classes are a great way to dig deeper into a subject matter and come away with tangible knowledge to work with at home. Classes are usually 2 hours in length and vary in price. Reservations Required. Many scheduled classes below are also available as private classes, arranged on request. 2016 Offerings: March 26, Saturday 2-4PM Solar Power for Everyone – Understanding the Available Options $50/person $90 for two people from same family April 16, Saturday 1pm– Sunday, April 17 12PM Mother Daughter Overnight Weekend at The Farm One mother and child is $350.00 plus tax. $75.00 for each additional. May 1 – Sunday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. July 1, Friday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. A Lotta Ricotta – Cheese making from milking to serving $40 per person July 8, Friday 1 – 3 pm July 9 Saturday 1 – 3 pm Preparing healthy snacks with sugar alternatives Adults - $25 Children - $15 August 7, Sunday 1-3pm September 2, Friday 1-3pm Stocking your medicine cabinet with natural remedies. Adults - $25 Children - $15 October 15, Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. End of The Season Field Day Celebration *No reservations needed. Other classes available on request: YEAR ROUND SPROUTS: all materials included $25, minimum class size of 4 people DRIVE A HORSE TO CARRIAGE: learn to harness, drive with instructor and drive solo. $75, minimum class size of 2 people RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS FOR YOUR HOME: capabilities, costs, financial assistance, return on investment. $75, minimum class size of 2 people
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
80 Hahn Rd, Callicoon Center, NY 12724
+1 845-482-4764
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Took or family with two kids (2 and 6) for a private tour. The owner was really nice and walked us all around the property, letting the kids spend time with the sheep, goat, chickens, and more. They also got to feed the chicken. We...More

Thank Andrew S
ApplePondFarm, Owner at Apple Pond Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

It. is always a pleasure for us to welcome visitors. I hope the eggs and veggies were delicious - please come again for a weekend stay, or a cheese class (7/29) or a special visit for a special occasion. Thank you. Dick, Sonja, Kim

Reviewed 18 July 2017

Great place to visit, very kind people and interesting to listen to. Awesome experience for kids, grown ups. Come any day and bring your camera!More

1  Thank Vankok
ApplePondFarm, Owner at Apple Pond Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

We are delighted that you enjoyed our time here! Talking about our farm, showing you are animals, garden...these are great pleasures for us. Won't you come again, stay the weekend - we have a cheese making glass on 7/29. The final event in the fall...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is just a small farm in the hills of the Catskills. They have a variety of farm animals which children are allowed to touch and feed. The one highlight was milking a nanny goat. The family is interactive with the children. A good informative...More

Thank travelteacher4
ApplePondFarm, Owner at Apple Pond Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Thank you for stopping at our farm. I am delighted that the goats pleased you! We milk twice a day - that's lots of milk to drink and turn into cheese. Before long we will be milking some sheep. Perhaps you will consider a cheese...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017

My boyfriend, dog, and I visited Apple Pond Farm during a trip to the area. Dick was our tour guide, and we learned a lot from him about renewable energy and how they run their farm. Just as interesting was hearing about Dick and his...More

Thank Kristina D
ApplePondFarm, Owner at Apple Pond Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Winter visitors have a special place in our hearts. It's cold here! Dick never tires of talking about climate change, our wind turbine, solar plans etc. We believe we are previleged to live on a farm, to work with, care for an love animals...seems you...More

Reviewed 16 September 2016

Our family had a wonderful time on our tour of Apple Pond Farm. We had lots of hands on experiences with many animals - feeding chickens, milking a goat, collecting eggs, petting a donkey, etc. My three year old daughter loved it. Great experience for...More

Thank lnagley
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Our weekend at Apple Pond Farm was fantastic! The house is very convenient even for big groups, with 2 bathrooms and everything we needed to cook. We even enjoyed the barbecue! We loved living for a few days in this human scale and peaceful farm,...More

Thank Aline R
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Whether you come for a day (a decent car ride from NYC) or stay in the guest house a beautiful place to visit. Lots of animals, a wonderful family outing, dramatic scenery, a romantic getaway.

Thank David B
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We got up close and hands on with the lovely animals, and my three year old had a BLAST! Thanks to Katrina for making it a really memorable morning!

1  Thank MDS99
Reviewed 18 August 2014

About 16 members of my family visited the Apple Pond Farming Center while visiting the Catskill area on a family trip. Several of the adults in the group were hesitant about going, because they thought it was just for the kids. It was not! The...More

2  Thank AGerman2014
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We were in the area and read what appeared to be incorrect time to visit. We showed up - my 3 year old, my husband and myself to see the farm and take a tour that was advertised. A woman came out and told us...More

1  Thank Stacey F
ApplePondFarm, Owner at Apple Pond Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2016

We sincerely apologize for any confusion you experienced on your visit to Apple Pond Farm. This is not only a working organic farm and renewable energy center, it is also a guesthouse and our home, and we sincerely want everyone who visits to feel welcome...More

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