Celebrate summer break on the farm! Zenger Farm is hosting family-friendly activities during Open Farm Days.
Zenger Farm is a 24-acre combined farm and wetland in southeast Portland. The urban farm hosts educational activities in a natural environment. Their programs teach kids and adults the importance of food, farming, wetland conservation and environmental stewardship.
During Open Farm Days, bring your family and friends to Zenger Farm for hands-on activities, self-guided farm tours and delicious food. The farm will provide freshly made meals for visitors, packaged to-go.
Here are the upcoming Open Farm Days happening on Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. in July:
Open Farm Days at Zenger Farm
July 10: Family Fun
Visit the farm’s Children’s Garden and Nature Playground for planting, playing and visiting the chickens. You’ll learn how to play Creature Feature, a fun nature critter activity, and you’ll make fir cone buddies to take home.
July 17: Learn About Comfrey
Explore activities and information about different kinds of medicinal plants with a focus on the healing power of comfrey. Comfrey has a history of traditional use and anti-inflammatory properties.
This Open Farm Day will have two time slots: 1-2:30 p.m. for BIPOC groups/families and 2:30-4 p.m. open to all.
July 24: Playing with Summer Herbs
Take on the herb scavenger hunt challenge and check out the staffed activity stations. Zenger Farm’s Children’s Garden and Nature Playground will be open for planting, playing and visiting the chickens. You’ll also have the opportunity to make fresh lavender bath bombs and sun tea along with playing an herb guessing game.
July 31: Summer Veggie Party
Try out the bug hunt challenge and explore the staffed activity stations. The farm’s Children’s Garden and Nature Playground will be open for planting, playing and visiting the chickens. Learn how to make a tasty summer veggie salad and use old veggies from the farm to create something new.
Before visiting, you will need to reserve your spot online. Zenger Farm’s Open Farm Days are free to attend. Yet if you can pay, there are sliding scale donation options for admittance to this event, starting at $5 per family or group.
For free admission, use code OFD21 when you are registering for the event.
Be sure to dress for the weather. Bring a mask, wear boots, and pack any snacks and drinks to bring with you. Bathrooms and water bottle filling will be available.
Zenger Farm is located at 11741 SE Foster Road in Portland. For more information, visit the Zenger Farm event page.
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