4H is effectively being forced off the farm - see Program Page

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

HOLIDAY GREENS SALE
2022 DATE – Saturday, December 10, 2022 – 11 AM to 2 PM
Ryerss Museum in Burholme Park
Support the farm. Unique hand decorated holiday wreaths, swags, and centerpieces will be available. Sale moves to Lions Park for treelighting from 2 PM to 5 PM.
Greens including holly with berries needed. Swag / wreath decorating December 3. Email info@foxchasefarm.org for details or questions.

Gardening

The School District has put this program on hold – if you want to join us, contact us to find out where we are gardening now.

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

August 2022 – 4H is effectively being forced off the farm. Details in the Philadelphia Inquirer article. Also, see the Letter to the Editor from Al Taubenburger published in the Northeast Times.

The Philadelphia School District rents the farm for one dollar per year yet is charging the children of the 4H club over $30,000 per year just to access the farm. Needless to say, this is prohibitive.

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

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