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Slow Food-Pound Ridge Organics Farm Tour

Pound Ridge, United States

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Experience hosted by Donna

2 hours
Includes food
Up to 10 people
Hosted in German, English

What you'll do

Guests will gather in our English garden overlooking the pond and wooded wetlands. Hot local cider and organic snacks will be served around the fire pit while we get acquainted. We'll start our tour walking through the garden, which will be getting ready for it's winter rest. As we approach the hen house we'll see the birds through the glass door - anxious to come outside and make a hurried dash to scratch in the leaves and take dirt baths. While we observe them we'll learn about the many breeds of chickens in our flock, their unique appearance and temperaments. Pecking order will be observed and poultry life-cycles discussed while we enjoy watching them romp, mate, eat and play (not necessarily in that order). You will be invited in to the hen-house where you'll see where they roost, sleep, what they drink, eat and where the hens lay their eggs, which we will collect. Then we'll escort the chickens to their outdoor enclosure where they can enjoy the remainder of the day. After we say goodbye to our new feathered friends we'll return to the fire pit to warm up, toast some marshmallows and take a few more deep inhales of the fresh country Autumn air. The Pound Ridge Organics Farm Market will open for an exclusive opportunity to taste, shop and get some local organic and artisan products to bring home as souvenirs of your experience on our farm. We can't wait for your visit!
Other things to note
No dogs allowed on the farm • Please be chill and soft spoken around the birds • Children are welcome and appreciated - but must be supervised at all times • The roosters mate with the hens all day -- please let me know how you would like that explained to your children.
Guests will gather in our English garden overlooking the pond and wooded wetlands. Hot local cider and organic snacks will be served around the fire pit while we get acquainted. We'll start our tour walking through the garden, which will be getting ready for it's winter rest. As we approach the hen house we'll see the birds through the glass door - anxious to come outside and make a hurried dash to scratch in the leaves and take dirt baths. While…

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What's included

  • Food
    Hot spiced cider • organic snacks • marshmallows/smores and tastings of spe...
From $35
/ person
Wed, Dec 2
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person
Wed, Dec 9
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person
Wed, Dec 16
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person

Meet your host, Donna

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 3 Reviews
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Passionate about raising the standards for farm animals, my work focuses on the humane treatment of poultry. I have a particular interest in preserving heritage and landrace breeds of chickens, those that still possess natural behaviors and characteristics (flying, foraging etc). A large portion of my flock includes 'Icelandic chickens', of which there are only 5K remaining in the world. Often referred to as 'The Chicken Whisperer' I'm closely connected to my birds, with an innate understanding of their needs. In addition to tours and classes on my farm, I also present at agricultural and environmental conferences in the US and abroad. As a Snail of Approval recipient and chairman of the regional chapter of Slow Food, I incorporate the values of 'Good Clean and Fair' in all that I do on my farm, in my teaching kitchen and in my market
Passionate about raising the standards for farm animals, my work focuses on the humane treatment of poultry. I have a particular interest in preserving heritage and landrace breeds of chickens, those that still possess natural behaviors and characteristics (flying, foraging etc). A large portion of my flock includes 'Icelandic chickens', of which there are only 5K remaining in the world. Often referred to as 'The Chicken Whisperer' I'm closely connected to my birds, with an innate understanding…
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About the organization: Slow Food



Slow Food is a global network of local communities founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions and counteract the rise of fast food culture. Since its founding, Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of people in over 160 countries, working to ensure that everyone has access to good, clean and fair food.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Slow Food.

Where you'll be

Pound Ridge with only 2,500 full time residents, and an equal amount of weekenders, is home to the largest park in Westchester, The Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, boasting 4,700 acres of natural wilderness. Scotts Corners, where Pound Ridge Organics is situated, is the smallest hamlet in the county. This historic, quiet but 'hip' town (that has never seen a traffic light) has been a haven for artists, musicians, writers & celebrities for decades.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

John
November 2020
This was such an unexpected joy. Had no idea how fun this would be! And educational! Seeing the chicken explosion and talking with the owners and farm keepers was informative and entertaining. They had delicious snacks from their market that of course made us want to go shopping after and we stocked up on cheese, honey, baked goods and more. Definitely can find yourself spending money here if you are a foodie and want to be organic and make conscious choices. Inspired to start a compost and volunteer in a local garden with chickens. Very sweet time here
This was such an unexpected joy. Had no idea how fun this would be! And educational! Seeing the chicken explosion and talking with the owners and farm keepers was informative and e…
Sharon
November 2019
This experience was given to my friend as a birthday gift. She, and I could never had had such a wonderful day. The cooking experience allowed everyone to actively participate. The information and knowledge of the chef was such that even my friend (who is an amazing cook) learned many new things. Donna was amazing to work with and made the entire day very special. And, last but not least, the food was delicious.
This experience was given to my friend as a birthday gift. She, and I could never had had such a wonderful day. The cooking experience allowed everyone to actively participate.…
Neil
November 2020
Had a great time. Super interesting! Donna was a wealth of information!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

weather appropriate (casual warm) clothing and comfortable shoes

If you wish to shop in the market - we do not take credit cards (cash, venmo and zelle are all fine).