Farmyard

Reopening Monday, June 1

Market, Farmyard & Outdoor Center will reopen June 1 (restrictions apply).
The Market will continue curbside pickup orders and takeout orders.
Dine in and Valley Farm Barns will remain closed.(UPDATED 5/29/2020)

(Please see our COVID-19 Announcement)

Valley Farm & Farmyard
10am-4pm starting June 1. Reservation required. Barns are closed.
Reserve 2 Hour Farm Pass

Admission:

Farm Day Pass

The Farm is open 10am-4pm daily. Purchase at the Market and Welcome Center (Last ticket sold at 3:30pm)
15 Farm View Dr., New Gloucester, Maine

  1. Free with pass purchase Farm Season Pass Holders:
  2. $5 Adults:
  3. $5 Children (3 and above):
  4. Free Children (2 and under):

Programs

See our event calendar for our program schedule. Purchase at the Education Barn, Market and Welcome Center or online shop for pre-registration programs. Purchase of a program includes your farm pass.

  1. $5-$8 Family Programs:
  2. $5-$8 Pre-registration Programs:

Season Pass

Gain access to $5 programs and self-guided tours all year long! (Exclusions apply)

  1. $100 For a Family of up to 4:

Field Trips

Learn more about field trips at Pineland Farms here.

Birthday Parties

Have your next birthday party at Pineland Farms!

  1. $200 Up to 35 people:

Watch our Live Goat Cam!

WHAT IS THE FARMYARD?

The Family Farmyard offers an educational and hands on venue to experience farm life here in Maine.

The farmyard is open daily year round from 10am-4pm with laying hens and Holstein cows in residence and an engaging outdoor play area. Beginning in mid-May and continuing through September, we welcome a wider variety of animals from local farms to our pastures including goats, sheep, pigs and more. In June, July and August of each summer we offer educator led hourly activities in the farmyard, some of which could include hand milking a Holstein cow, collecting chicken eggs or meeting the sheep. Learn about different farming methods, animal jobs and products, or ask us your farm animal questions! July 1 – August 31 contact the Education Department at education@pinelandfarms.org for our Daily Hourly Activity Schedule.


WHAT WILL YOU FIND?

The Education Barn, Sugar House, Farm Animals, Gardens & Outside Play

The Education Barn

The Education Barn houses our year round farm animals. You’ll meet our cows, goats, mixed breed chickens & sheep.  Our classrooms are also located in this barn. Meet us here to purchase & participate in programs, events and our summer time daily activities.
Open: Year round

Sugar House

Our Sugar House was established in 2020. You’ll find it in production each February & March. When the sap starts running the steam will be billowing out of the Sugar House. We tap over 200 maple trees on the Pineland Farms property, resulting in approximately 50 gallons of Maple Syrup (give or take). Join us for Maine Maple Sunday to celebrate this special treat. You can find our Maine Maple Syrup at the Market.
Open: February-March

We are always cooking up a fun new experience (or tasty summer treat, cough cough, ice cream) in the farmyard so stay tuned for details as the warmer months approach. Check out our family program schedule for food, garden and animal based programming.

Who: The farmyard is open to explorers of all ages and walks of life. If you are 3, 30, or 93 and have always wondered what it would be like to milk a cow on a balmy summer day, join us!

Where: The Family Farmyard is located behind the Education Barn on the Valley Farm at Pineland. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the Market and Welcome Center. With your farm pass you have access to the farm all day long (10am-4pm) and imagine this, all of the cow kisses you could dream of!

Why: In an increasingly busy and disconnected world we feel it is more important now than ever to stay connected to the natural world around us. Here at Pineland it is our mission to:

  • educate participants about local natural history and agriculture
  • inspire participants to become active stewards of land and resources
  • connect participants to forests, fields, livestock and land
  • facilitate a meaningful hands-on experience
  • create a positive educational experience emphasizing fun and learning

purchase tickets for programs