Chicks, Birdhouses and Family Fun at Laurel Farm Saturday (4/10)
There was a time when many Americans were not too far separated from a background in farming or agriculture. Now, the US Census Bureau says that only one-in-five residents live in what they classify as rural areas. That's about 60 million people who could be considered "country folks", with the remaining 80% of the population living in urban areas.
Embarrassingly, many kids today (and some adults) have little concept of where our food actually comes from, other than the grocery store or drive-thru. T&C Farms is opening their doors on Saturday (4/10) for another edition of their "Farm Saturdays" series. This month, they're focusing on chickens.
The small farm west of Laurel (map here) is probably best known for their pumpkin patch, but they also raise other crops and produce chicken and eggs. Gates open at 9:30 am on Saturday with coffee and cinnamon rolls available from Red Rooster.
Events are scheduled throughout the day, beginning with Tractor Talks at 10:30 followed by Chicken Coop and Poultry Business educational experiences at 11 am and 2 pm. Montana Melt Food Truck will be on-site from 11-2 and there is a bonfire scheduled at 5 pm.
All day events include: birdhouse making, farm playground, a family scavenger hunt, Exploration Stations and more. Tickets are $11 for adults, $9 senior or student, 2 and under are free. A household admission ticket is $55 which included a birdhouse kit. You can find updates on the event (and upcoming Farm Saturdays) at T&C Farms Facebook page.