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On-Farm Programs FAQ

1. Can I come anytime? Or do I have to get there when the “start time” is listed? 

All of our programs and workshops are planned out so we can do as much as possible while you’re here. It’s important to us that you arrive by the scheduled start time so we can get to all of our planned activities and so you can hear important safety and orientation info at the start of the program. The farm is also a big place and it may be hard to locate the group if you do not arrive on time. Sometimes we will host an open house when you can come and go as you like, but all of our other programs are designed to make the most out of every minute! 

2. Do I need to bring lunch?

Programs scheduled during lunch will specify if you should bring a sack lunch or if lunch is provided. Many shorter programs do not include a lunch break, so you should plan to eat before you get here. We do not recommend planning to buy lunch during the scheduled breaks as we only take 30 minutes to eat and most restaurants are a 20 minute drive from the farm. 

3. I registered for an event. Will tickets be sent to me?

We do not use actual tickets for our events, just registrations. All registered attendees will receive an email notification that they have successfully registered. Please allow up to 24 hours after registering to receive attendee notifications.

4. Are the tickets for family events sold per person or per family?

All of our events are sold per person. If you are signing up a family of 4 for a campout, you will need 4 tickets. You do not need to register children 2 years old or under for family programs, but we will also assume that they will be under your direct supervision. If you have questions about when it is a good time to bring a child under 2, please see the question below about toddlers or you can get in touch with us directly. 

5. Can I bring a baby or toddler with me?

You are welcome to bring a baby or toddler to a family program provided they are under your direct supervision. Please be aware that our dirt paths are not friendly to all strollers and we do not have changing tables. We will do our best to accommodate younger kids during activities, but most programs will be above their level except for our preschool series. We do not recommend bringing kids to an adult workshop. 

6. What is the age range for your programs?

  • The age range for adult programs is ages 16+. We do not recommend bringing younger children to an adult program so that we can focus on advanced material. 
  • Family programs are for kids, parents and grandparents of all ages! However, most family workshops are designed for kids ages 6-12. That being said, parents know their kids best! If you feel your 4 year-old can handle activities with older kids, or if you have some teenagers that would like to join us we are flexible. To register for a family program you will need one ticket per person over 2 years old. 
  • Our Day Camps and Day Off on the Farm programs are for age groups specified in each description. Make sure you check the description when you sign up. We do not recommend signing up youth outside of the specified range as the program will likely be too advanced or too simple. 
  • Our preschool series is only for kids ages 2-5 and we do not recommend bringing older siblings so that we can maintain the right level of content. Parents do not have to purchase tickets for themselves for this series. 

7. Are parents expected to stay during the program?

We have 2 kinds of drop-off programs. Day Off on the Farm and Day Camps are both programs where we do not expect parents to stay. If you would like to stay on the farm for any reason you are welcome to make use of the Community Loft or one of our other spaces, but please let us know in advance if that is your plan.

8. Can I bring my dog?

We ask that you do not bring your dog to the farm. Many dogs react very strongly to our farm animals which can be a stressful experience for them. We also have a farm dog whose job is to protect our livestock from predators and he could get aggressive towards another dog on the farm. 

9. The program is tomorrow, how can I get in touch with you?

Please call our office at 815-389-8455 if you have any questions or concerns in the days before you come to the farm. Our office space is closed over the weekend, so we will be unavailable by phone during weekend programs. For non-urgent inquiries you can also contact us using this form

10. The weather looks bad. Is the event cancelled? 

During mild rain or snow we will still host our workshops. We have many indoor spaces we can utilize around the farm to keep warm and dry, and we think the farm provides a beautiful backdrop no matter what kind of weather we have! In the case of severe snow storms or dangerous conditions we may have to cancel a workshop. We will always get in touch with you in advance if a workshop is canceled. Winter programs include a snow date in their description should we need to cancel due to snow. 

11. Are there discounts or scholarships available?

We set aside some funds for people who do not have the means to purchase tickets in their budget. If you have a need for scholarship please contact us using this form. If you’re interested in looking out for a discount be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter and follow us on facebook, instagram or twitter! 

12. Can I pay with cash or check?

We can accept cash or checks sent in advance. We do ask that you contact us first and let us know that you are planning to pay that way so we can account for you as we set up for the program. If advance payment is an issue please get in touch with us directly. You can calls us at 815-389-8455 or use this contact form.

13. Can I bring a group to the farm?

Yes! We offer custom tours and activities for birthday parties, school field trips, scouts, homeschool groups or whatever kind of group you would like to bring. Our minimum group size is 15 people and pricing per person will depend on the length of program and type of activity you are interested in. Please contact us at 815-389-8455 or using this form to set up a group trip or find out more information here

14. Do you offer free tours?

Unfortunately we do not offer free tours of the farm. You are welcome to visit our farm store during business hours from 9am-4:30pm Monday through Friday, but we often have groups on the farm and we cannot guarantee that you will be able to look around. 

15. Can I volunteer?

Yes! We have many different ways you can volunteer at the farm. You can find more information on volunteer opportunities here

16. Do you have a farm stand? What can I buy at the farm?

We do not sell produce at a farm stand. We do have a farm store where you can purchase local honey, handmade goat milk soap, fair trade coffee, free range eggs, meat, and Angelic Organics Learning Center merchandise. The store is open from 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday and during programs. If you would like to buy our vegetables you can buy a CSA share from the farm’s website here

17. I have a question about my CSA share. Are you able to answer it?

The farm office can answer your questions about Angelic Organics CSAs. You can reach them directly at 815-389-2746 or email them at csa[at]anglicorganics[dot]com. They do have limited office hours, but they will try to address your questions as soon as they can. If you have an inquiry about our Roots & Wings CSA in Rockford, please check out our website here or you can call our main office with further questions.