FAQ

 

What should I wear?

Farms are muddy! We recommend closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty (old sneakers/hiking boots). If you have mud/rain boots, even better (we've got extras too).

We also go rain, shine, sleet, snow or hail. Here in the Catskills/Hudson Valley you could see all in the same day! It’s usually about 10-15 degrees cooler up here than it is in NYC. Please dress for the weather, we’ll be outside a lot of the day. Note that if the road conditions are dangerous for travel we may cancel and issue a full refund.

Will we eat?

Yes! All tours include tastings at some of the farms and snacks along the way. Select tours also include lunch or dinner. Check out individual tour details for more information! We partner with local producers who make amazing food.

All meals, drinks, and tastings are included in the tour price.

Can I buy stuff?

Yes! All our partners have products they sell, it’s how they support themselves and their families. Depending on which farms we stop at you’ll be able to buy local meat, veggies, cheese, maple syrup, honey, plants, and other agricultural products. Not every farm takes credit cards, so having some cash is handy.

We carry coolers in the van, and give everyone a tote bag, so you’ll be able to easily transport all your goodies back home.

Can I bring my kids?

Yes! Kids love visiting our farms. We recommend that you take one of our daytime family-friendly farm tours, and not an evening tour.

We do not provide car seats. If your child requires one by New York State, you are responsible for bringing it and installing it in the van. Please let us know when booking that you will be bringing a car seat. Children under the age of 8 without car seats will not be permitted on the tour.

Are the farms organic?

Most farms are not Certified Organic but all practice sustainable agriculture.  Our farmers live on their land, use zero (or extremely low) amounts of pesticides, don’t use growth hormones, and only use antibiotics when the health of the animal is in danger.  A powerful part of the tour is getting to know your farmer and understanding their philosophies.  We encourage you to ask lots of questions!

How long do tours last?

We have a range of tours to fit your schedule! Check out individual tour details for more information.

Check your confirmation email for the specific start time of your tour.

Does the tour run rain or shine?

Yes!  Please dress appropriately for the weather. 

(Treacherous travel conditions will cancel the tour and you will be issued a full refund.)

Is it safe to leave my stuff in the van?

Our partner farms are pretty isolated and our farmers are friendly, but it's always a good idea to take your valuables with you.

How much walking will there be?

This will depend on the farm, but you’ll be on your feet for a lot of the day. Be prepared for uneven surfaces, mud, and a good amount of walking.  

How much driving will there be?

We try to keep our tours small in range to limit driving. Most farms will be 10-20 minutes apart, with a longer drive at the start and end of the tour, but the drive is part of the experience. Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way! 

Can I bring my pet?

We love animals!  But, unfortunately pets are not allowed on our tours. We visit working farms with diverse animals and cannot bring your pet with us. 

Do I need to bring a water bottle?

Yes please!  We will have drinks available, but encourage you to bring your own water (we're into saving the earth and all that).

What farms will we visit?  Is there an itinerary?

Our tours and the farms we visit will vary by the season and by the day.  We will give you a full itinerary at the start of the day so you’ll know when to expect bathroom stops and meals and what types of farms we’ll be visiting.