AppleFest — Saturday, October 19, 2019; Noon - 4 PM

Welcome

Welcome to Friends of Fox Chase Farm!

About the Farm

Fox Chase Farm is a 112 acre working educational livestock farm located in Northeast Philadelphia at 8500 Pine Rd. and Pennypack Creek. It is open to the public on specific days for various public events.

Friends of the Farm

Friends of Fox Chase Farm (FFCF) is a 501(c)3 organization and all volunteer group of over 200 member families. It was formed in 1990 to assist the Fairmount Park Commission in maintaining and preserving this pastoral treasure.

What the Friends do

FFCF actively supports the farm by assisting at public events, engaging in fund-raising activities, community outreach and historic research.

Become a Friend of Fox Chase Farm with a $10 annual membership

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Visit Fox Chase Farm!

The Farm is open to the public for special activities and programs throughout the year.
These include public festivals and events, volunteer gardening,  a 4-H club, and school trips.

Upcoming Events

APPLEFEST

Saturday, October 19. Enjoy a day of cider pressing, apple butter making, hayrides, seasonal games, pumpkin painting, music and more. Pumpkins, apples, apple butter and cider for sale. Admission: $5.00 Adults and $3.00 Children ages 3 – 12; Children under age 3 are Free. (See details)

Gardening

Come garden with us Mondays from 5:30 PM til dusk from mid-April through October (weather permitting). All produce is donated to area food banks (Approximately 2,000 pounds each year). The garden is located near the front entrance on Pine Road.

4-H Club

4 H club

An active 4-H Club operates at the farm raising pigs, sheep, goats, and beef cattle. The members show these animals at a Mini-Farm Show at the farm in June and at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg in January. Children must be at least nine years of age to participate. A parent must be actively involved in this weekly commitment.

Learn more about the 4-H Club

School Visits

The School District of Philadelphia offers an on-site program of class visits during the school year. Through this program, school age children from Philadelphia and surrounding areas have the opportunity to engage in agricultural and environmental education.

To schedule a class trip, call Mandy Fellouzis, Philadelphia School District Site Administrator at 215-728-5008.