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Sprout Creek Farm, Poughkeepsie

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Farm · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Nestled on 200 rolling acres in Dutchess County, NY, Sprout Creek Farm is three entities, distinct, yet dynamically intertwined. It is a working farm, raising free-ranging cows, sheep, goats, wild turkeys, guinea fowl, chickens, and pigs. It is a market, selling internationally award-winning cheese and farm-produced meats, as well as Hudson Valley milk, eggs, vegetables, crafts and gifts. And it is an educational center, offering day, weekend, and summer programs that help connect young people to the land, the seasons, and the plants and animals that co-exist here in harmonious rhythm.

Sprout Creek Farm is a not-for-profit organization. We appreciate our staff and our volunteers! We are a place where a community of experienced teachers and farmers live and teach year-round. They help children develop creativity and ingenuity while making a point of teaching children to see the value and rewards or real work in a nurturing and supportive environment.

We’ve found that the farm setting is a wonderful way to teach environmentally responsible ways of caring for animals, working the land, and living a simpler, more environmentally integrated way of life.
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  • My kids and I stopped here as it was recommended on Tripadvisor and it did not disappoint! We were made to feel very welcome! My kids loved meeting all of the animals and getting kisses from...  more »
  • Sprout creek farm is a great place to take the kids ,the staff is amazing ,there are farm animals everywhere that they can interact with there are friendly kitty’s all around and the market has...  more »
  • My boys went here for camp. They loved it. They really interact with farm staff and the animals. I got to watch my boys milk the cows and they learned so much about nature, how food is grown and to do it sustainably. They have a Friday cookout with burgers and toppings. Do not do that.Very expensive and tiny burgers. I payed $56 for 4 what were essentially sliders. They were dry and so not good. They sell cheese they make there and great ice cream from another vendor.
  • The goats and calves were very friendly and cute. However, access to see and pet the animals is limited. The ducks had an unmarked electric fence around them where I witnessed two children and an adult get shocked. When I mentioned this to a worker, it didn't seem to get any reaction. The market had some specialty items that were tasty.

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