Green Meadows Petting Farm

7, Urbana

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In a Nutshell

  • More than 200 animals
  • Family-owned national farm
  • Hayrides & pig races
  • Learn to milk a cow

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Promotional value expires Jul 10, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only at Frederick location. Not valid for resale. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Formerly one and the same, man and wild now only socialize at nature preserves, petting farms, and awkward extended-family get-togethers. Get back in touch with old friends with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get general admission for two at Green Meadows Petting Farm, located just south of Frederick (a $24 value). Children under 1 are admitted free. Hurry to redeem your Groupon as it expires on July 10, 2011.

A family farm originally established in rural Wisconsin in 1964, Green Meadows has thrilled generations of tomorrow-children with living reminders of nature’s still-considerable influence on our cartoon characters. Managed by Ken and Gail Keyes, the farm welcomes visitors to a critter-filled homestead with daily hands-on activities Wednesday–Sunday. Step away from the city’s nitty-gritty and into an idyllic country setting, where you’ll rub elbows with cows, pigs, sheep, goats, ducks, baby chicks, turkeys, geese, donkeys, and other cuddly creatures. Curious kids and the pre-pubescent-at-heart will have the opportunity to milk a cow, enjoy a pig race, or ride atop an ambling hay wagon as they fantasize about someday constructing a hay-powered jetpack.

Green Meadows Petting Farm

In 1964, Bob and Coni Keyes decided to transform their 80-acre hog farm in Waterford, Wisconsin into something brand new: a pick-your-own vegetables and raspberry farm. Inspired by their own 13 children, they decided to gear the experience toward families and kids. It wasn't long before the operation expanded to include interactions with their animals, and the farm became a destination where children could come to experience agriculture and farm life. Eventually the Keyes' children grew up and left the nest, but that they didn't necessarily leave the family business. Instead, many decided to start their own petting farms in their new towns—which is how Green Meadows started in Ijamsville.

Today, farmers there take visiting kids on fun, exploratory hay rides tied to a game of I Spy in which riders look for specific things hidden in the surrounding fields. Afterward, they head to the baby animal barn to cuddle with the farm's youngest fuzzy residents. Other attractions include plastic duck races and a new slide made from a combine. The team also encourages visitors to try milking a cow and feeding the animals.

Customer Reviews

very cute farm, lots of interaction opportunities with the farm animals.
Myung E. · November 25, 2013
Great experience, very nice people, and would definitely do it again:)
Kelly M. · November 24, 2013
We all really enjoyed our visit :)
Anya D. · November 20, 2013
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    7, Urbana

    10102 Fingerboard Rd.

    Ijamsville, Maryland 21754

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