Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Milky Way Farm invites public to raise awareness and help save small farms

Saturday, May 6, 4 p.m.—IRA—Saturday, May 6 from 4-7 p.m. at Milky Way Farm in Ira will be a family-friendly fun event aimed at raising awareness of the importance of small family farms, and the threats which they face. Activities will include farm tours, a petting zoo, tractor hay rides, a raffle, plant a pansy for mom, live music, food (hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, ice cream, Cabot cheese) and more. The purpose of the event is to educate the consumer as to the importance of small family farms to us as individuals, as well as Vermont as a whole. There will be an informational table set up to talk with folks about the current situation Milky Way Farm and other small farms face in the current economical and political climate and how folks can help by contacting our state representatives. There is no charge for the event, but donations are greatly appreciated to help keep Milky Way Farm alive. Let’s not allow this important part of Vermont’s history and culture disappear. Come support a locally-owned, family farm, and treat the whole family to a fun time.

Milky Way Farm is located on Route 133 in Ira. For more information call 802-235-2246, visit or find them on Facebook.

Photo by Robin Alberti
Dairy cows are lined up in the barn at Milky Way Farm in Ira.

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