Farm Tours

 

  All tours are by appointment only by calling

757.218.4520 or 757.707.5052 to schedule.

 

There are several types of tours we offer to include Basic, School (field trip), and Custom.  We warmly welcome all groups and all ages.

Just a friendly reminder…

NO OPEN TOED SHOES PLEASE!!!

AND…

ALL TOURS LEAVE FROM THE ALPACA STORE AND BOUTIQUE!

Located at 8105 Richmond Road Suite 201, Toano, VA

Click here for directions.

Basic Farm Tours:  Farm tours are scheduled from 0930 – 1245 and 1330 – 1645 daily, weather and temperature permitting.  The costs for a basic farm tour is $5.00 per person regardless of age.  All tour participants get the opportunity to directly interact with the animals.  This tour is taken on our Heated and Air Conditioned Fox Wire Farm Alpacas Tour Bus.  The bus leaves promptly at 0930 and 1330 respectively.  Group size is limited to no more than 20 tourist at a time to ensure all participants have the opportunity to safely interact with the animals. Basic Tours with less than 5 tourists will be rescheduled to another time in order to maximize farm resources and labor.  All tours begin and end at the Farm Store located at 8105 Richmond Road, Suite 201, Toano, VA 23168.  We reserve the right to cancel and reschedule tours as conditions dictate. 

Typical Agenda (subject to change):

0915 – 0930 Meet/Greet at the Farm Store & Boutique & Load Up the Bus

~0940 Arrive at the Farm and proceed to the Cheasapeake Bay Resource Protection Area (RPA).  Fox Wire Farm is made up of approxiamtely 200 acres of farmland, pastureland, woods, and creeks.  Spectacular water front view, wildlife and environmental discussions on how the farm adheres to the Federal, Sate, and County Clean Water Acts and how we protect the Cheasapeake Bay Tributary and Estuary System. 

~0950 Hydroponic Fodder House.  This is the building where we grow our barley fodder for the animals via hydroponic gardening.  We use no dirt, no chemicals, no pesticides, nothing but artesian well water.  In 9 days we take approximately 3 cups of dry barley seed and grow it into ~20 pounds of delicious barley grass which is naturally high in protein. 

~1010 Chick Brooder Tour (if we have any chicks).  We have close to 700 birds on the farm producing delicious farm fresh organic eggs.  Many of which are purchased by several of Willaimsburg's Finest Restaurants to include the Carrot Tree.

~1025 Nigerian Dwarf Goats.  Tourists get the opportunity to interact directly with the goats.  Very sociable and gentle animals who love being hand fed goat treats.  Being goats they also enjoy nibbling on pants legs, shoe laces, and loose shirts!

~1045 Jersey Calves Viewing:  5 Jersey Calves rescued from Factory Farms in and around Chambersburg, PA.  They come when they are called and love visiting "their tourists!  Especially Bo-Bo!

~1100 Alpaca Barn 5.  This barn houses our Spring 2017 babies (crias) with their mothers.  These alpacas are very social able and enjoy interacting with visitors.  This gives tourists the opportuntiy to "get up close and personal" with an alpaca as we discuss the joys in raising and caring for the alpacas.

~1130 Guard Llamas Ross and Jack.  Interesting discussion on how they respond to predator threats (both 4 legged and 2 legged) and protect the alpacas.

~1145 Tennessee Walker Horses.  4 beautiful horses who enjoy interacting with visitors.

~1200 Chicken Viewing and the "Great Wall of Toano" Environmental Discussion.

~1215 KuneKunes!  Miniature pigs originating from New Zealand.  Tourists get the opportunity to go into the "pig pen" and interact with them.  Very friendly, Intelligent and social animals!

~1230 Restroom Break (if required)/Miniature Donkeys.  3 miniature donkeys who love tourists and who are the true definition of "cuteness!"

~1245 Load up the bus and return to the Boutique.

School/Field Trips:  Same as Basic plus we tailor our farm tours for each age group and base activities according to SOL requirements (if any).  Fox Wire Farm Activity & Fun Books (SOL K – 6) are available for a nominal fee as well as water, juice, soft drinks and the alike.

Custom Farm Tours are also available.  These tours are customized around your specific requirements.  Need to bring your vehicle to the farm?  Small Infants and children? Elderly? Handicapped?  Special Needs?  Need a specific time?  Like to picnic afterwards?  Ladies Night?  No Problem!  Simply give me a call, pick the date and we'll get your customized tour built to your specifications.  I want you to have a great time and will always strive to meet and exceed your expectations.

We have hosted and facilitated scouting events; senior citizen walking tours, special education events and gatherings; photography clubs; kayaking clubs; children parties; and the alike. The cost for a Custom Tour begins at $50.00. This includes all provisions for up to 5 people, regardless of age. Have more than 5 people? No Problem!  It is only $10.00 per person beyond the initial 5, and we can accomodate up to 20!  For groups larger than 20, a pre-tour of the farm is required and scheduled beforehand with event organizers to ensure all requirements and costing are well known and established.  

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Tractor Pulled Hayrides

*SEASONAL*

It's almost that time again! Fall foliage, pumpkin patches, and Tractor Pulled Hayrides!  This year we will start offering the hayrides again on Saturday the 14th of October. These will follow the same pricing as the custom tour.  The hayrides can accommodate about 15 people per tour and will follow the same basic itinerary as the other tours . 

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Paca Fact of the Day

Alpacas are herd animals and are instinctively gregarious, as are other domestic livestock. They obtain security and contentment from having at least one other alpaca for company.

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