The farm is open, usually, most weekdays including holidays, weekdays, weekends and Sundays. The FARM OPEN schedule is posted very regularly on the Winterpast farm facebook page and on the home page of the website. This varies widely week to week. Farmer Mary takes her animals to away events, birthday parties and schools. Farmer Mary is a single mother with four teens and occasionally has to be away from the farm helping with marching band and other teen activities.

Please do not just drop by the farm. PLEASE SET UP YOUR VISIT IN ADVANCE AND DON’T JUST DROP BY! Farmer Mary may be away at a school or church or other event; she may have a group at the farm for a birthday or field trip; she may be busy with one of her four teens; she may be worming the goats or birthing piglets….After contacting Farmer Mary by texting her to ask if your size party can visit at a certain time (please be specific and don’t just say today or this afternoon. You might text “could our party of 3 adults and 5 children come on Friday at noon?” so she can quickly respond without endless back and forth texts. You will be glad if Farmer Mary doesn’t have to stop endlessly to chat or text on her phone while you are visiting the farm, 919-244-1800) Farmer Mary will set up a date and time to meet with your family or group to show you the barn, introduce the animals, walk the land if you like, and feed and pet and hold the animals.


Farm visits are $10 per person, all ages. Adopted children visit at no charge. There are old reviews of Winterpast Farm on the Internet showing the old price of $5 per person. If you see one, please let Farmer Mary know so she can try to get the review updated or deleted so people are not misled. The price changed several years ago to reflect the rising cost of feeding the animals and the increasing ongoing rescue work Farmer Mary does with unwanted pets. Please respect our admission price.

Please pay on arrival. Otherwise it is easy to forget and to leave without paying. Please pay $10 per person. Farmer Mary does not have change. There are items to purchase including fresh eggs, peacocks feathers, and unique clay ornaments made by Farmer Mary all at $5 each which you can use to “make change” if necessary. Cash or check only.

The average time of a farm tour is about an hour, although you are welcome to stay longer after Farmer Mary moves on to welcome another group. However, adults must stay with their children and not allow them to chase animals or open gates or pens. Some groups bring lunch or a picnic dinner. There are picnic tables in a “chicken free” zone by the barn (please help to keep it chicken free and refrain from feeding any stray chickens who might be nearby) and another picnic area is inside the gate where it is very obvious that chickens and other animals will be very close to you.





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Today (7/7) 10-6
Tues (7/8) Closed
Wed (7/9) 1 -6
Thurs (7/10) Closed
Fri (7/11) 9-6
Sat (7/12) 10-5
Sun (7/13) 1-6
Mon (7/14) 10-6
Tues closed
Wed Closed
Thurs Closed
Fri (7/18) 9-6
Sat (7/19) 10-3:30. NOTE:THIS is a change from 6 due to a bday party at 4
Sun (7/20) 1-6
Read more at “your visit” at www.winterpast.org
Thank You for supporting a small local farm family.



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