Howell Farm is currently closed to visitors, but the spring work continues! Below you’ll find photo and video updates on corn planting, sheep shearing, and other projects happening around the farm.

We look forward to reopening as soon as possible, but in the meantime please remember that hiking, biking, and horseback riding through the farm—including on Hunter Road—are prohibited.

For the latest information on current park access and future reopenings, please visit mercercountyparks.org. Thanks for checking in – we hope to invite you back soon!

Wheat Planting    

Saturday, October 3    10:00am–4:00pm

Wheat planting is a delicate operation, and the soil has to be just right to plant on schedule...but the work of threshing, grinding, and milling wheat for flour or animal feed goes on rain or shine.

Join farmers in the barn on the threshing floor, in the woodshed—where you can lend a hand cutting firewood for the kitchen stove—and in the farmhouse to help churn butter for bread made with Howell Farm wheat. As a 'thank you' for your help, you’ll go home with a share of the harvest: a bag of freshly-ground flour, complete with a recipe to make whole wheat bread at home.


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