Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Join our Family for June Dairy Month Events at our Farm

Celebrate June dairy month by visiting a dairy farm to meet a dairy farmer! We offer four special events at our farm during June. We’re a family-friendly destination in beautiful Geauga County (40 miles east of Cleveland).

Spend some time with our family to learn about dairy farming and milk production. It’s the perfect place for anyone curious about cows and rural life. We strive to make our events entertaining and educational.

A visit to our dairy includes;
  • A guided tour of the milking parlor to watch the cows being milked
  • Hayride tour of the farm and freestall barn to see where the cows live
  • Visit to the calf area to pet the calves
  • Displays about dairy cows and milk products
  • An outdoor farm-themed playground, a corn box and a indoor play area

A friendly cow greets visitors in the milking parlor
Watching the cows being milked
A hayride around the farm
Pet the calves or let them suck your fingers!
One of the educational displays - learn what cows eat
Fun in the corn box
The indoor play area includes toy tractors, barns, animals, and more!
Children climb the tire and sand mountain on our outdoor playground

The June Special Events include all of the standard activities listed above plus:
Dairy Days - Saturday, June 16 and Sunday June 24 from 1-6pm $5/person (kids 2 & under are free). Visit our farm to have fun learning about cows and milk. In addition to the tour, milk and cookies will be served.

Cow Camp (10 & under w/ parent) - Wednesday, June 20 from 1-3pm $5/person Reservations Required. This unique hands-on camp allows children to experience the farm. In addition to the tour, children will feed a calf and plant a seed to take home. Cheese & crackers will be served.

Dawgs at the Dairy – Friday, June 29 from 4-8pm $8/person Reservations Required
Enjoy a hotdog dinner on the farm. Take a hayride, watch the cows being milked, play on the farm-themed playground or relax by the bonfire.

Parking is free. Drinks and ice cream bars are available for sale or bring your own picnic. For information, pictures, details about the special events or to make a reservation, go to
http://hastingsdairy.com/ or contact me at hastings97@gmail.com.

The local tourism office promotes dairy month each year. For the second year, I was asked to decorate the Geauga Tourism office window with a dairy theme. 

Cows invade the Geauga Tourism window!
Honor June Dairy Month by taking the time to meet a real dairy farmer. If you don't have a dairy farm near you, check out one of these websites to meet a dairy family:
Meet Ohio Dairy Farmers
Meet Midwest Dairy Farmers
Dairy Farming Today Dairy Spotlight

The best way to support dairy farm families is to buy dairy products. So enjoy an extra serving of milk, yogurt, cheese, butter and ice cream each day during June! 


  1. Wow! That looks like fun....too bad we don't live closer to you. Lynn


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