As foliage season falls across Vermont, you might find yourself looking for the perfect way to get out and enjoy the remaining nice days before the cold weather begins. A Vermont farm tour is a great fall activity for the whole family, and it's also a good chance to pick up some delicious fall fruits and veggies. These Vermont farm tours and farm stands near Wilmington make fresh food fun.
Photo: Adams Family Farm, Wilmington, Vermont
Adams Family Farm
While the name might make you think of things spooky and scary, the Adams Family Farm is one of the most delightful destinations in southern Vermont. The Farm Experience Package includes catch-and-release fishing, a wagon tour, and a chance to meet and feed lots of different farm animals. If you're looking for something more, you can also take part in one of the Evening Wagon Rides which include barbeque, a bonfire, a walk in the woods and a longer wagon ride around the farm. You'll also have plenty of chances to pick up lots of delicious farm-raised meat and homemade sauces, as well as signature Adams Family Farm clothing you won't find anywhere else.
Robb Family Farm
For more than 100 years, the Robb Family Farm has been entertaining—and feeding—the people of southern Vermont. During the spring you can visit their famous sugar house and watch the maple syrup making process take place, and in the fall you can visit their Vermont farm stand and pick up hearty cuts of delicious Vermont beef. The farm stand also sells a variety of maple syrups, candies and gift baskets throughout the year, so be sure to stop by and take a look at everything they have to offer!
If you're looking for an all-inclusive Vermont farm tour, Taylor Farm in Londonberry is a great choice. Throughout the year Taylor Farm offers a huge variety of family-friendly farming fun, including farm tours and animal feedings, cheesemaking demonstrations, fall pumpkin picking, and winter sleigh rides behind a team of Belgian draft horses. You can also get some of the best local produce in the state at their Vermont farm stand, including delicious cheeses, local honey, homemade preserves and apple sauce, and 100% real Vermont maple syrup.
One of the signature family farms in the Cabot Creamery farm coop, the Wheeler Farm is a great destination for all things dairy in Vermont. Their Vermont farm stand offers some of the finest in cheeses and dairy products anywhere, all fresh and ready-made. The Wheeler Farm also has a sugar house where they make their own maple syrup and other maple products, so be sure to pick up some syrup or candies while you're there.
Boyd Family Farm
Part farm and part flower garden, the Boyd Family Farm is a great destination when you want your trip to look as good as it tastes. From summer until winter you can find gorgeous flowers, fresh fruits and fun activities at the Boyd Family Farm. One of the best things to do at the Boyd Family Farm is to pick your own blueberries with your family and friends. You can also pick lots of fresh flowers, and even pick up wreaths and centerpieces to take home with you. The Boyd Family Farm also offers special packages for weddings, so keep them in mind if you're tying the knot this fall.
Searching for something sweet that isn't maple syrup? Wellman Farm in Wilmington might have what you're after. This family farm produces small batches of local honey with their own Vermont honeybees. Stop by their Vermont farm stand to pick up fresh, local honey you won't find anywhere else.
Ready for more fun? Your Vermont farm tour doesn't have to stop when the sun goes down. Stay in a Vermont rental house from Chimney Hill in Wilmington and head back out the next day for more agricultural adventures!