Visiting a farm while on vacation? We know it sounds a little crazy, but cheese making classes, gardening tips, baby animals, fresh veggies and home-cooked meals? That sounds amazing!
Cedar City has a past rooted in agriculture and family owned farms. That agricultural spirit remains alive and thriving through the presence of TWO year-round Farmer’s Markets and many local CSA’s (community supported agriculture) and family owned/operated farms. These farms offer tours, classes, pop-up cafes, adorable baby animals, and much much more! Make it a day trip and visit all the farms. Stop by on your way to one of the many one of a kind experiences available in our area. No matter how you fit them into your schedule, you won’t regret it.
Nature Hills Farm
This small sustainable family farm and learning center provides opportunities to those visiting Cedar City to learn about family farming. With classes on a variety of farm related topics such as: home cheese making, beekeeping, preserving, and bread making. Sign up for Farm Camp, enjoy Sunday Brunch or Yoga on the farm, or just stop by too see the baby animals!
Red Acre Farms
First in Utah to host an Outstanding in the Field© farm to table event, Red Acre Farm is a hidden gem in Cedar City. With a focus on growing natural foods they hope to “sustain our land, our neighbors, and our souls.” Their Back Porch farmstand is always filled with; fresh grown produce, farm goods such as dairy, eggs, and jam, local raw honey, and even hand-made gifts from other local artisans. Stop by for Breakfast on the Farm every first Saturday of the month (May through October) or check out Burgers, Bikes & Bands every second Saturday of the month (May through September).
Sweet Pea Farm & Orchard
Just three acres, Sweet Pea Farm & Orchard makes the most of their small space while striving toward their motto of “make everything beautiful.” With a long list of what they grown and a beautiful location in Parowan (the Mother Town of Southern Utah) a day trip to Sweet Pea Farm & Orchard won’t disappoint! Enjoy a warm summer night, great food, and music with Dinner at the Farm every Friday night from June 28th to August 9th, or call ahead and schedule a Farm Tour for the entire family.
Sher-a-Farm and Petting Zoo
A fun and interactive farm experience is waiting for you at Sher-a-Farm Petting Zoo in Cedar City. With many family friendly animals including alpacas, horses, rabbits, peacocks, lambs and many more, this is a great place to make a part of your visit.
Other local farms to check out
Hidden Acres Farms | New Harmony | gardentalkandtips.blogspot.com
Finney Farm Dairy & Country Store | Kanarraville | finneyfarm.com
Four Country Gals | Beryl | fourcountrygals.com
Five Fingers Farm | New Harmony
Lifecycle Gardens | Cedar City | lifecyclegardensut.com
Marigold Gardens | Cedar City | facebook@marigoldgardens
The Honey Guy | Parowan | facebook@thehoneyguy
Wild Roots Farm | Cedar Valley | facebook@wildrootsfarm
Black Ridge Farm & Orchard | New Harmony | facebook@blackridgefarm&orchard