Join us at Primrose Farm for our Family Campout! Bring your tents and sleeping bags and enjoy a fun-filled overnight adventure. Please register all family members ages 2 and up; all children 17 and under must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/stc…/Activity_Search/14318
Meet Luna! Our mama cow, Peach, delivered Luna on May 19. As Peach is a first-time mom, it is taking her a while to adjust to the milking routine. We currently are not offering our Hands-On Milking experience to the public; however, you are welcome to come and observe us milk Peach free of charge. We milk every morning between 8-9am and every afternoon between 2:30-3pm. All of our other drop-in classes are being offered as scheduled.
Primrose Farm will have limited staffing today so that our employees can observe the Memorial Day holiday. There will be no drop-in classes or programs scheduled. The grounds are open dawn to dusk and the animals will be out and about if you would like to visit.
Thank you to all of the patrons who came out for our very first goat yoga class! Because the goats and humans had so much fun, we have added three new goat yoga classes this summer! Join us once a month in June/July/August as we practice mindful meditation with our furry friends! Registration is open on activenet
Join us for our Swing Into Summer Barn Dance on Saturday, May 18 from 6pm-10pm. Event features live music from Shout Section Big Band, dance lessons from Vargo’s Dance, and food available for purchase from Slow Smoke BBQ. Ticket prices are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit http://www.stcparks.org to register online. For more information, call Alison at 630-513-4374.
Would you like to learn the skill of blacksmithing? Join us at Primrose Farm for our Intro to Blacksmithing class on Saturday, April 27 from 9am-12pm. Cost is $50 for St. Charles Park District residents and $75 for non-residents. Visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/stcparks/Activity_Search/13133 to register. Spots are limited; register today!
New this year at Springtime On the Farm–sheep shearing! Austin Brockmann of Brockmann Shropshires and Oxfords will be providing a sheep shearing demonstration. Austin currently attends Rock Valley College and will be transferring to University of Illinois in the fall to study Agri-Accounting. Austin has received many awards through FFA and 4-H, and he and his family show their champion sheep both locally and nationally. We are excited to have Austin share his knowledge with us! Admission to Springtime on the Farm is free; please register at www.stcparks.org
Hello Primrose Farm Friends! It’s March and we are resuming a few of our drop-in classes:
Feed the Goats…Mondays and Wednesdays at 1pm…$1 RES/$2 NR
Feed the Chickens…Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am…$1 RES/$2 NR
Chicken & Egg…Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11am…$5 RES/$8 NR
Feed the Animals…2nd & 4th Saturdays at 2pm…$5 RES/$8 NR
Currently these are all of the drop-ins we are offering. Hands-On Milking has a tentative start date of June, and Hold Your Horses will start as soon as the weather gets a little bit warmer and all the ice is gone from the farmyard. Keep watching our website, Facebook page, or call us at 630-513-4370 for the most up-to-date information regarding drop-in classes.
Primrose Farm is looking for Summer Camp Counselors! Two Senior Camp counselor positions (40hrs/week) and two Junior Camp counselor positions (8-12hrs/week) available. Visit https://
Primrose Farm welcomed two new lambs on Friday, December 28th. Mama Mary is doing a great job of taking care of her twin ewes, Dolly and Patsy. Stop by our sheep house and visit these adorable babies and all their friends Monday through Saturday from 8am-3pm.