Merck Forest and Farm Center Farm Management Rupert Vermont
Teaching and demonstrating the benefits of innovative, sustainable management of forest and farmland

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Saturdays, Now thru Mid-October, 2 pm - 4 pm.

Put on your boots and grab your camera. Join Merck Forest's staff for afternoon farm chores. Peek in the nest boxes to see if you can spot some eggs. Have you ever fed pigs, or given water to sheep? How about haltering and moving horses to pasture? Farm Chores gives families the chance to learn about the farm routine and the animals--it's a great interactive experience. Call to sign up; groups are limited to ten people. Please arrive early to pay, and come dressed in layers and wear boots or old shoes.

Cost: $2.00/person


Daily 8 am - 2:30 pm
Please call to make sure berries are in season!

Pick-your-own juicy blueberries are still ripe and ready to be picked. Quart and pint containers are available in the Visitor Center, or feel free to bring your own basket/bucket for collecting. The farm's berries are not sprayed with any chemicals.

Raspberries are out of season now, but the blueberries are still producing.

Cost: Berries are $3.00/lb.

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We are not affiliated with, nor do we receive annual support from Merck & Co. Inc.
We are not part of any government agency. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent
allowed by law and are greatly appreciated!

Banner photo courtesy of Dan Sullivan
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