Want to know where your food comes from? This summer, you can go right to the source. At Breakfast on the Farm, families spend the morning at Nea-Tocht Farm, a 500-cow dairy farm in Ferrisburgh run by Raymond and Linda Vander Wey, their five children and their grandchildren. When kids arrive, they'll receive a scavenger-hunt sheet listing 10 stations they must visit to receive a prize. The not-so-tough challenges include milking a pretend cow with a realistic udder, riding a smoothie-blending bicycle, exploring a Lego farm and playing in a corn-seed sandbox. When they've finished the hunt, families can chow down on a pancake feast, then take a self-guided tour of the property, checking out the farm's robotic milkers and wind turbines. Organized by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, the event aims to give people a firsthand look at modern food production. Can't make the June date? In August, a similar event will be held at Green Mountain Dairy Farm in Sheldon.
Learn circus skills at any age! Smirkus Camp has open spots for young circus students ages 5-9 in Intro to Smirkus Camp (June 17th, 2017) and Smirkling Camp (June 22nd-23rd, 2017) sessions. For those campers who crave a longer sleepaway summer camp adventure, choose between 1 week and 2 week-long…(more)