Vogler Swiss Heritage Farm

Vogler Swiss Heritage Farm
Kathryn Jordan
763 Shady Hanes Rd
Lexington, NC 27295
DAVIDSON County
Phone: 3366443509
kathryn.jordan@ymail.com

Preserving our Cultural Past

Special News
Opening fall, 2011.

About US
Vogler Swiss Heritage Farm is the home of River Saane Goats, registered with the American Dairy Goat Association, also other Swiss goat breeds. With a Swiss theme, the farm plans to open for agritourism in 2011, and offer educational and historical programming for children and adults with an emphasis on the German/Swiss traditions from the early settlers of the area who immigrated here in the 1700's. Also on display is the National Bird of Switzerland, a rare type of poultry, and other animals reminiscent of the period. Danish and European ferrets as were originally used for fur and hunting are on display and available for purchase as well.

Vogler Swiss Heritage Farm also has German angora and Swiss Fox rabbits and guinea pigs, also called cavies. Cavies are used around the raised bed gardens to trim grass, in a fenced area, as they were used in barnyards of yesteryear. Our heritage gardens include heirloom varieties of plants and herbs, and some very old flowering plants collected from old homesteads and cemeteries. Our own herbs and goat milk are used to make our soaps, available for sale. Fur fiber and yarn are also available for purchase, as are feathers for crafts and fly fishing.

School groups are encouraged to come by the farm and visit Tuesday to Friday beginning August 1st. A small fee is charged. The educational program is conducted by a history major, with costumed staff, and takes about two hours. Allow three hours if a photo session and lunch at the picnic area is planned. Children learn about their regional heritage, have fun activities appropriate for the season, and have hands on activities. Listen to the old story of the 3 Billy Goats gruff as the goats walk over the bridge, and watch out for the Troll! Stay and have a fun lunch before departing, and shop at the gift store for that perfect souvenior. Have photos taken of your group to be emailed to the teacher/group leader. Perfect for day care centers, classes K-6, special needs groups, scout and church groups.

Our Products
goats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, cavies, poultry, eggs, mushrooms, produce, soap, herbs, chickens

Directions
From interstate 40 in Winston Salem, take 52 South toward Lexington, then take the Welcome exit. Turn right, and then right onto Welcome-Arcadia Rd in Welcome, go past Weathervane Winery, left on Reedy Creek Rd, left on Shady Hanes Rd, look for sign on the right.

Hours of Operation
10 am to 2 pm Tues-Friday beginning August 1st. Saturday 2-4 pm, closed Sunday and Monday. Other hours by appointment.

Web Site
vshf.9f.com

Here's where you can find our products
At the farm, order online, local farmer markets as available.

 


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