Riverhead’s Garden of Eve Farm kicked off spring with its Baby Animal Weekend, during which hundreds of visitors dropped by to enjoy the warm sunny day on Saturday, April 21.
Families enjoyed tractor rides, playtime, and petting chickens, goats, and sheep.
Also located on the property are a greenhouse and a market selling made-to-order meals, organic produce, and other products.
The organic farm has a mission to operate as “sustainably as possible,” and grows approximately 70 varieties of vegetables, 20 types of herbs, and 30 flower varieties. The organic farm does not use poisonous pesticides or herbicides. Instead, owners Chris and Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht rely on plants’ natural defense systems and ecological solutions to solve pest problems.
The family-friendly farm has various events schedule throughout the summer, including:
“Herb and Vegetable Fest”
Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 from 10 AM at 6 PM and Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, from 10 AM to 6 PM
Celebrate the weekend with a free personal garden consultation. Enjoy a hayride tour of the farm as the owners explain their farming techniques and how they translate to your organic garden.
Sign up in advance online. Farm café food and more will be available.
“Growing and Eating Fruits and Berries”
Saturday, May 12 from noon to 4 PM
Who wouldn’t want some mouth-watering berries growing right at their doorstep, free for the picking? Farmers will teach you how to have success with strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and more. This make-and-take class includes plants and materials to make a strawberry or berry bush planter.
“Fairy Gardening for Moms and Kids”
Saturday, May 12 from 10 to 11 AM
Enjoy a make-and-take class with mom, or the whole family, and take home not only gardening skills, but a planter you can enjoy the whole year. After your class is over, enjoy the Fun Fields Play Area with free admission for moms, pet baby farm animals, or go on a hayride.
“Mother’s Day Sunday Buffet Brunch”
Sunday, May 13 from 10 AM to 1 PM
Come in for a special prix-fixe Sunday Buffet Brunch with a special farm fresh Mother’s Day menu. Attendees can browse flowers and veggies for the garden and get free advice on how to grow produce. Children can play in the designated area and pet farm animals. Admission to the farm’s Fun Fields hayride is free for mothers.
To register for classes or for more information, visit gardenofevefarm.com or stop by the farm at 4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead.