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We’ve always loved inviting people to check out our farm and experience what farming looks like in the 21st century. Join us and leave with greater knowledge about (and appreciation for!) agriculture – an experience you won’t forget!

Experience the Farm

Farm Camp at Berning Acres : A family-owned dairy farm located in Menominee, IL. Offering farm tours and farm experiences.

2022 DATES

Farm Tours at Berning Acres : A family-owned dairy farm located in Menominee, IL. Offering farm tours and farm experiences.

MAY – OCTOBER

Berning Acres Night Out at the Farm

JUNE & JULY DATES

Berning Acres Farm Camp

NEW 2022 DATES

June 9 & 10 (Thursday & Friday) : 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 13 & 15 (Monday & Wednesday) : 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 14 & 16 (Tuesday & Thursday) : 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 20 & 22 (Monday & Wednesday) : 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 21 & 23 (Tuesday & Thursday): 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 27 & 28 (Monday & Tuesday) : 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

For Ages 7 – 12

At Berning Acres FARM CAMP, campers will have a few morning chores to attend to like feeding the animals or collecting the eggs from the chicken coop.

There will be structured time each day to interact with and learn about the animals on the farm including the cows, calves, goats, sheep and and farm dog, Lacey too.

We will also have an organized activity each day such as: making ice cream or butter from scratch, outdoor games and races, scavenger hunts and seek n finds.

NEW for Camp 22' - Pony Rides & Hay Ride!!!

A tasty dairy treat (probably ice cream!!) will be provided each day for snack. Please SEND a SACK LUNCH with your child each day.

Farm Tours at Berning Acres : A family-owned dairy farm located in Menominee, IL. Offering farm tours and farm experiences.
2022: May - October

Thursdays 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Friday 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Get a unique behind-the-scenes experience of real life on a 21st century dairy farm!

Time Length : about 90 minutes

We love to welcome people to our farm, and cannot wait to share the wonderful hands-on experience of farm life with you! On our FARM TOUR, we'll lead you through our working dairy farm, where you’ll get the opportunity to milk a cow, feed a calf (calf selfies encouraged!) and learn about innovative technologies used on our farm. Of course, you’ll enjoy a tasty ice cream treat at the end of your tour, too!

Berning Acres Night Out at the Farm
Ask and you will receive! Natalie couldn’t believe the amount of adults who asked “Can adults come to camp?"  So, here it is!  Matt and Natalie brainstormed what that might look like, and we came up with TWO FUN OPTIONS :

 Cows, Beers and Cheese Curds

Friday, June 17, 7 – 9 p.m.
Friday, July 8,
7 – 9 p.m.
You will experience all the fun of camp while enjoying cold beverages*. We’ll wrap it up back in the shop for a view of the sunset over the farm while sampling a variety of locally-sourced cheeses, (curds, spreads, slices) alongside some flavored meats as well of course, like our favorite Italian summer sausage! So many new opportunities or experiences to be had —  milk a cow, give a calf her bottle, help with farm chores by feeding a farm friend (goat, sheep, pig, or pony).  Lots of opportunities for photo ops along the way, and playtime with the goats and other animals if you'd like!
* We will feature cold beer (probably Spotted Cow, because...duh), AND bottled water is available as well!

Cows, Wine and Charcuterie

Saturday, June 18, 7 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 9, 7 – 9 p.m.
Just like our Cows, Beers and Cheese Curds experience, however our beverages* will feature wine that pairs well with a variety of cheeses.  Upon the completion of our farm explorations, we’ll enjoy wine and a beautiful charcuterie board, of course highlighting a duo of deliciousness, goat and dairy cow cheeses with the sunset as our backdrop. So many new opportunities or experiences to be had – milk a cow, give a calf her bottle, help with farm chores by feeding a farm friend (goat, sheep, pig, and pony).  Lots of opportunities for photo ops along the way, and playtime with the goats and other animals  if you'd like!
* We will feature wine but if you prefer beer that will be an option too. Sparkling water and bottled water available as well!
Berning Acres Night at the Farm
Berning Acres Night Out at the Farm
Berning Acres Night at the Farm
Berning Acres : A family-owned dairy farm located in Menominee, IL. Offering farm tours and farm experiences.