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Tours

We give tours year round (see schedule below) and glady do group tours and field trips too! Contact us to schedule a group tour. Fees vary depending on group size. Find our public tour/events schedule below. :)

Private Sessions

Want to visit the farm at a time that works best for YOU? We are happy to schedule private sessions most any day of the week (based on availability).  Setup a private session to do ONE of the following:

  1. - Spend a leisurely hour interacting with the goats
  2. - Come for a private "All About Goats" session where you will learn all about goats, their biology, behaviors and care
  3. - Learn how to get setup, run and read your own fecal results
  4. - Learn how to make cold process soap (materials are additional fee)
  5. - Learn the basics of cheese making
  6. - Learn specific things like hoof trimming, milking practices ...etc
  7. - Basically, if its something you want to experience or learn, email us and we can discuss further!
Cost - All private sessions are $50. They last one hour. We can usually setup two private sessions back to back for a 2 hour session ($100) if there is a lot you want to cover during your visit. Contact us via email to schedule your private session.

Public Classes/Workshops

Cost - Here at A Better Way, we have a real focus on community outreach and education. We do not want anyone to be left out due to finances. For this reason, we offer many of our classes and workshops on a donation basis. If you are able, it is very appreciated if you make a donation or alternately, you can help support our efforts by making a purchase in our store. It helps support what we do here and offer these services to the community regardless of income. Donations can be made in our farm store, which is self pay, so it can be done anonymous if you wish (just leave your name off the sales/receipt slip). We offer classes & workshops on a donation basis when we can. Sometimes we do need to charge for classes to cover costs for paid instructors and/or materials being used. Sometimes we can cover these costs, and do - so please consider a donation or making a purchase in our store if you are able and enjoy our classes. :)

Upcoming Events

***ALL ABOUT GOATS*** meet & learn about these facinating creatures! ***

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This is the workshop to signup for if you want to hug and kiss on sweet little goats! ;) It will be informative and interactive with these sweet little creatures!!! :D Its a lot of fun and great for all ages!

November -
Saturday 11/12/16 at 2pm - SESSION IS FULL
December -
Saturday 12/10/16 at 2pm
January - Saturday 01/14/17 at 10:30am - SESSION FULL
               
Saturday 01/21/17 at noon - SESSION FULL
                2/5/17 at noon - SESSION FULL
                2/11/17 - SESSION FULL
                2/18/17 - SESSION FULL
                2/25/17 - SESSION FULL
                3/4/17 noon-2pm
                4/1/17
                  
4/23/17 - 1pm-2:30pm Special Session - These will be our "Baby Goat Cuddling" events. We will have lots of newborn baby goats to cuddle! Children are welcome to attend if they are able to understand that the newborns are very delicate and they are just learning whether to trust or be afraid of humans so we absolutely can not chase them and must be very calm and gentle with them. You MUST RSVP to be included. Ice or more than 1" of snow cancels these events (due to our driveway possibly not being cleared on time - text if your not sure) :)

Cost - FREE - please help support what we do here if you are able by making a purchase in our farm store or alternately, dropping a donation in the self pay box in our farm store. :)

Please RSVP to any of these tours with a simple email or text (click HERE for contact info). I like to have an idea of how many people to expect and open up a second session if a lot of people RSVP for one. Tours start promptly so please plan accordingly to be on time. Once the group leaves the front of the farm we can't stop the tour to come back and get you. :)

***Soap Making Demonstration***

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April 30th,2017 11am (reserve your spot with paypal button below)

We will cover materials needed, safety considerations, and step through a cold process soap recipe making goats milk soap. This will be a friendly, casual atmosphere where dialogue and Q&A is welcome throughout the demonstration. Participants will be limited to 12. Cost is $10 AND YOU GET to go home with a lovely bar of goat's milk soap (which retail for $6). :) You must pay in advance to reserve your spot. Please plan accordingly to be on time. Once the group has left the front of the farm, we can not stop the class to come back and get you. :)

* Your paypal payment receipt will serve as confirmation of payment & your space reserved. :)
April 30th, 2017, 11am session:


***Cheesemaking 101***

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2017 schedule will be posted in the spring. :)

In this workshop we will cover:
- Materials/equipment needed
- ingredients and cultures (will briefly touch on kefir and yougurt)
- Types of cheeses
- how to make two soft cheeses
- Q&A (this will be a friendly, casual, interactive workshop where we will have dialogue throughout and Q&A throughout. :)

We will make a batch of delicious ricotta that I guarantee will be the best ricotta you've ever tasted! ;) We will also step through the process of making chevre cheese and will have plenty to sample of both! :) Participants will be limited to 8 to keep the quality of the learning atmosphere. :) Cost is only $12 to cover costs of milk/cheese being used. (compare this to any cheesemaking class!!!) :) You must pay in advance to reserve your spot. Please plan accordingly to be on time. Once the group leaves the front of the farm, we can not stop the class to come back and get you. :)

* Your paypal payment receipt will serve as confirmation of payment & your space reserved. :)



We will be adding more classes & workshops soon! Check back! :)




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We are conveniently located along Route 340 with easy access to and from I-64 and I-81. We are 1/2 mile North of Eastside Speedway and 2 miles South of Crimora.
We are between Charlottesville, Staunton and Harrisonburg.Click the GET DIRECTIONS link right below the map to get exact directions from your location.




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839 East Side Hwy
Waynesboro, VA 22980