Hornstra Farms in Norwell.
by Boston Parents Paper
This spring and summer, grab your kids and head out for a day of fun at one of the following local dairy farms in Massachusetts.
Carter and Stevens Farm
500 West St.
Carter and Stevens Farm store reopens on April 17. Don’t miss their barbeques in July and August on Friday and Saturday nights. Whether you are just stopping in or staying the day, you and your family will have a blast!
Great Brook Farm State Park
247 North Road
Find 130 dairy animals, farm animals and even 20 miles of trails with mountain biking on more than 1000 acres at Great Brook Farm State Park. They have over 60 flavors of ice cream, homemade honey and they even grow cranberries. Dairy barn tours are available to the public for free on the weekends and by appointment on the weekdays.
Shaw Farm Dairy & Ice Cream Stand
195 New Boston Road
Shaw Farm has been around since 1908. Explore the history of Shaw Farm Dairy by going on a farm tour or hosting your child’s birthday party there. Their farm store is full of delicious baked goods, homemade ice cream and bottled milk.
411 Main Road
Not only do they offer pick-your-own strawberries and raspberries as well as fresh fruits and veggies at their farm stand, but they also make their own milk and butter. Learn how to make cheese at one of their workshops.
Barstow’s Longview Farm
172 Hockanum Road
During the season, farm tours are between noon and 3 p.m. Stop by the bakery after the tour to pick up some homemade treats. Be sure to enter the “name the calf contest” when you go in!
They are open year round, sunset to sunrise. Enjoy six miles of footpaths, farm roads and bridle paths that crisscross through the farm to see cows and chickens.
42 Jackson Road
This organic farm is filled with grass fed beef and free to roam chickens. Check out the farm stand that sells milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs and more.
Stillman Dairy Farm
991 Lancaster Avenue
Stillman Dairy Farm is the perfect place to get milk, eggs, maple syrup and delicious baked treats. Stop by for a snack and take a walk around to see the cows.
156 South Main St.
Visit with more than 400 cows at this dairy farm. Richardson's Farms produces their very own ice cream and even bottle their milk. Grab the family and enjoy an ice cream cone after exploring the batting cages, driving range and mini golf.
246 Prospect St.
Hornstra Farms has been family owned and operated since 1912. Stop by the farm for their famous homemade ice cream and a glass of milk.
Crescent Ridge Dairy
355 Bay Road
Crescent Ridge Dairy is known for their 31 flavors of ice cream. Stop by for a scoop of ice cream at their dairy bar.
Fletcher Family Farm
22 Gunn Road
Each season at Fletcher Family’s Farm offers something fun for the family. Come to the farm stand in the spring for fresh dairy products, vegetables, herbs and Mother’s Day Gifts. The fall is when the hayrides begin and the pumpkins are finally ready to be picked. The winter season brings Christmas trees, wreaths, kissing balls and more.
Whittier Farms, Inc.
86 Douglas Road
Find seasonal vegetable and fruits as well as different treats, such as ice cream and homemade pies and baked goods, at Whittier Farms, Inc.. Farm tours are available by appointment.
Peaceful Meadows Ice Cream
60 Bedford St.
Peaceful Meadows is open year round 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Take a tour of this dairy farm and ice cream stand while enjoying one of their many delicious flavors of ice cream.
Cricket Creek Farm
1255 Oblong Road
Come by Cricket Creek Farm to visit the dairy cows, pigs and hens. They also have several barn cats who love to greet the visitors. After buying some delicious treats from the farm store, take a look through the windows into the milking parlor to watch how it all works.