From the East Coast to the West Coast of the USA, farmers have settled the land and raised livestock and crops. Many of us have lost touch with our roots (pun intended) but it’s not too late to go back home to the farm and show our kids just what farming is all about.
Forward-thinking farmers have begun opening their very homes and guest houses to visitors while showing a true sense of hospitality. Guests are welcomed to spend days on the farm, sitting at the table with fresh farm-to-table meals, and helping with chores. Kids love the sense of freedom as they explore pastures and meet the friendly animals. Collecting eggs, feeding livestock, and even milking the cow is a new adventure that kids love. A farm stay is not just the perfect summer vacation destination. Every season offers unique activities and changes in the scenery. Go apple picking in the fall, maple sugaring in the early spring in Vermont, watch baby sheep and calves take their first steps, ski in the winter, and watch the flowers start to blossom in the spring.
Known for its website www.farmstayus.com, the U.S. Farm Stay Association helps to connect travelers looking for a farm vacation with U. S. working farms and ranches hosting overnight guests as part of their operations. The stay is an experiential look into family farm life, an eye-opener for many urbanites who feel hugely disconnected from their food and the land. The lodging, the food, the landscapes, the experiences are as varied as the farms and their farm hosts scattered across the country. We like to say, “Real Farms. Real Food. Really Fun!”
East Coast Highlight: Liberty Hill Farm
The allure of peace and quiet in the heart of Vermont has drawn guests to Liberty Hill Farm since 1984. The day begins with a bountiful country breakfast and ends with a homemade, sit-down meal around the dining room table. In between, guests can help out with farm chores and milking cows if they wish, or they can explore the beautiful farm. Kids can cuddle the barn kittens, collect eggs, chase chickens, and feed newborn calves. Every season offers new activities and adventures such as cross-country and downhill skiing in the winter, maple-sugaring in the early spring, and tubing down the White River in the summer. There are seven guest bedrooms in the Inn at Liberty Hill Farm (five rooms with queen-size beds, one room with two single beds, and one room with five single beds). There are four shared bathrooms and plenty of common areas for visitors to enjoy. Guests are welcomed to peruse the books and games available, as well as enjoy visiting with each other. There is free WiFi throughout the inn.
West Coast Highlight: Leaping Lamb Farm
The Steal: Win a Farm Stay at Leaping Lamb Farm or Liberty Hill Farm
From the East Coast to the West Coast, there are hundreds of Farm Stays to vacation at. We are giving away TWO prizes!
DETAILS: One (1) winner will win the grand prize and one (1) runner-up winner will receive the second prize.
- The prizes are non-transferable
- Gift certificate will be mailed to winner
- Stay subject to availability
- No cash value
- Prize must be redeemed by September 30, 2014
Rules and Guidelines:
- No purchase necessary
- Two raffle winners will be selected
- Winners will be selected randomly and your chances of winning are based on the number of entry points you acquired against the total number of entries for this giveaway.
- 18 years of age and older
- US and Canada residents only, excluding residents of the Provence of Quebec.
- Winner will be notified via the email provided and must respond to the notification to confirm their prize within the time specified in the email. (Usually 3 days)
- After the winner has been confirmed, the winner will be announced on this blog post.
Prize Value: $800 and $500, depending on prize selection (see above)
Entry Period: July 14, 2014 at 12:01 AM PST to July 27, 2014 at 11:59 PM PST.
Special thanks our sponsor:
The U.S. Farm Stay Association
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