Visitors are welcome at the farm. The
farm staff knows that survival of small farms is dependent on educating the
public about rural life and the origins of their foods. Since this is a working
farm and a great deal of time is spent daily with milking, feeding and
processing cheese, visitors are encouraged to schedule a tour for a better look
at the farm and how it is operated.
It is not necessary to schedule a time to
visit the farm's two shops. The shops are open daily except for Sunday mornings.
The cheeses, fudge, yogurt, and milk produced by the farm are available in the
retail shop. The Hen House offers the folk art of Pat Bell as well as other
gifts and collectibles.
Tours must be scheduled in advance.
Tours cost $10.00 per person and last
approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours. A minimum of ten people is required to schedule
a tour. If you do not have that many in your groups we may be able to work you
in with another scheduled tour.
On a tour you will learn about the
different breeds of dairy goats and Split Creek's management of the goat herd.
An explanation and observation of the farm's guardian dogs and herding dogs will
follow. You will tour the milking parlor as well. The tour ends with the
sampling of the cheeses, fudge and milk produced at the farm and an opportunity
to browse through the farm shops. The farm shops are open Monday through
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm and Sundays 2:00 pm
- 5:00 pm. Most of the tour takes place outdoors and
there is a minimum amount of walking involved. Please keep in mind that this is
a working farm and dress accordingly - clothes and shoes that you wouldn't mind
if they happened to get dirty.
Spring is a popular time of the year for
tours, when the kids (baby goats) are being born. In addition to goats the farm
has chickens, rabbits and pigs.