Our Critter Barn is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
It's National Egg Month
Visit the farm and receive a bag of workbooks about farming...
and pay a visit to our busy laying hens!
What does Critter Barn do?
We GROW Kids, we just do it on a farm.
We care for animals and tend to a few gardens throughout the seasons, in a hands-on way so everyone can learn and share the experience.
We're sorry...Roasting chickens will not be available this year at the Critter Barn. Our local processor closed their doors, and a new processing plant is planned for 2019. You can purchase the large roasting chickens at Allendale Meat market. They are raised in South Carolina. We will have them again next year.
See the photographs from our Hoe Down on October 18 on this link https://photos.app.goo.gl/
Moving from Barn to Farm!
For the FAQ Sheet (frequently asked questions about our new farm plans) Please Click here!
Sign up for our Newsletter sent via email. You will receive occasional updates about classes, the arrival of new animals and seasonal events, plus updates about our new Farm project
What's not so new? Here are some great memories!
Boys and Girls club
Click here to See photos of our visits
- Read more about Mr. Chops, our beloved Pot Bellied pig who passed away June 1, 2014. We still think of him and miss our special friend! Twenty-two years is a long friendship. We keep this article here, because people who have visited the farm over the years still ask about him. Thank you! He was a very special guy!
Hope Alumni Interview- a closer look at the Critter Barn
- Click HERE to read an interview with our Executive Director Mary Rottschafer (a Hope College alumni) written for "News from Hope College" It's a great overview of the Critter Barn.