Education

Welcome! Mary’s Land Farm is on a mission to produce healthy food raised responsibly; a clear focus of this mission includes providing education and continued awareness to our customers and visitors.

We look forward to seeing you at these upcoming educational events!

Saturday Farm Tours – From May to September, take a Saturday farm tour that’s suitable for adults and children alike. We hook up the wagon to our truck and a farm employee or volunteer explains the major components of the farm. See the calendar for dates and fees.

Sunset Walks – Every two weeks in June, July, and August, Mary’s Land hosts a Sunset Walk around the farm. Come savor local wine and cheese, and discuss aspects of ecosystem restoration present on the farm. Bring your walking shoes for a leisurely, but informative stroll that lasts about 1.5 hours! See the calendar for dates and fees.

Field Trips –  We strive to give children of all ages an understanding of farm life, appreciation of nature, and the importance of respecting all living things during these approximately 1.5 hour experiences on the farm. Content varies depending on the interests of the group. See the calendar for dates and fees.

Summer Camp – For 9 separate camp weeks during summer, the farm runs Mary’s Land Camp for 4-14 year olds. The campers focus mainly on hands-on, experiential learning. The children will interact with animals, get dirty in the garden, get wet in the stream on a hot summer afternoon, and be learning more than they realize while having a blast! See the calendar for more information.

Workshops – Whether you have questions about how to raise food responsibly, how to consume the food you’ve raised, or simply why it matters in the first place, our workshops can help. We want you to experience first-hand what we do here, why we do it that way, how you can imitate our process at home, and how to use the products our farm offers. See the calendar for dates and fees.

Farm Festivals –  Twice a year, we have a multi-day “pick-your-own” event with a few festival days giving our local community the chance to get to know our farm, its vendors, and other local merchants.

Cooking Classes – The Secolari Cooking Classes are quite famous! Come experience the combination of great chefs, good food, and our famous Secolari oils and vinegars for an evening to remember. See the calendar for dates and fees.

Volunteer Society – Community volunteers come to the farm with interests ranging from enjoying a little fresh air and getting their hands in the dirt, to seriously considering starting a farm of their own and looking to gain experience, to a passion for some aspect of the farm and a desire to teach and share what they know! Click the above link to learn more.

Apprenticeships – The apprenticeship program generally lasts about 6 months, from May through November. Every apprentice works under the supervision of a farm manager, including livestock, vegetable production, orchards, culinary, or agritourism. Basic on-site accommodations are available.  Applications are accepted every Jan/Feb.

Junior Internship – This is a summer-long experience for high school students interested in immersing themselves in sustainable agriculture. They will work hard in the hot sun, learn through hands-on work and conversations about sustainable agriculture, help teach the kids in the summer camp, and build friendships that last a lifetime. After successfully completing the summer internship, students are prime candidates to be considered for work on the farm at the end of the summer and through the school year as needed. This program does not run every summer.