We love to give tours of our Farmstead and share with you our farming practices Tours are given by appointment only and cost $2 per person (2 and under are free). This fee includes the tour and an ice cream cone from our farmstead store.
We welcome any size group, large or small. During your tour you will learn about the Kilgus Family, visit our milking parlor and learn how the cows give us their rich milk. Then we will travel to see the heifers and steers, and stop by to see the newborn calves. Finally we will see the goats. During the tour you will learn about how the Kilgus Family cares for their animals from little on up. Tours will begin and end at the Farmstead Country Store, where you can look into the creamery where the milk is bottled.
Typically tours last 45-60 minutes depending on the size of group. We ask that you arrive 5-10 minutes before the beginning of the tour, as they will begin promptly at their scheduled start time, and since we head outside first, it’s hard to catch up to the group.
2014 tour dates for Summer and Fall are as follows:
Saturday July 19th, 10:00am – FULL
Monday July 28th, 9:00am – FULL
Saturday August 9th, 10:00am
Tuesday August 19th, 9:00am
Saturday September 6th, 10:00am
Thursday September 18th, 9:30am
Saturday October 11th, 10:00am
Monday October 20th, 2:00pm
Saturday November 1st, 10:00
There are no tours given in December, January, February, or early March
These tour times fill up fast, so please call well in advance to reserve your spot. Tours are limited to 15-20 individuals. If interested in reserving a tour time or have questions about the tours please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jenna at (815)-692-6080. If you have a larger group, club, organization, or school that would like a tour, please contact us for additional dates and times. No payment is required to reserve a tour time. However, we ask that if you can’t make it to please let us know in advance so we can fill your spot. We only accept cash and check at the country store.
We will be outside for 75% of the tour. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. If it is raining, or has rained a few days before your tour, please wear old, closed toed shoes as it will be muddy.
We look forward to seeing you and sharing with you about life of our farm!