No matter where we live, we depend on agriculture for the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and many of the materials we use every day. At Springdale Farm, visitors learn first-hand in a fun, interactive way how agriculture affects our everyday lives.
See a cow being milked by a laser-guided robot in the dairy barn, or walk through the woodlot trails and simply enjoy nature.
Activities vary throughout the year so that there’s always a new experience to enjoy! Whether you’re planning a family outing or a birthday party, Springdale Farm is a place that people of all ages love to visit!
Springdale Farm is a 200-acre public demonstration farm that is owned by Monroe County and operated by Heritage Christian Services, a non-sectarian human services agency that supports children and adults with developmental disabilities. The farm has been in operation since 1830, and today it provides unique demonstrations of modern agriculture.
Operated by Heritage Christian Services
Recognizing the value of education and community involvement for adults with developmental disabilities, Heritage Christian Services assumed the operations of Springdale Farm in 1993. The farm, part of Northampton Park, remains under the ownership of Monroe County and is a model of government/non-profit collaboration.
It is through its partnership with Monroe County, foundations and many local supporters that Heritage Christian Services is able to make Springdale Farm open to the public and recognized as an agricultural education center.
In 1876, Springdale Farm was purchased by James Adams and owned by his family for nearly a century. James Adams made Springdale primarily a fruit farm. When his son, Myron, took over, the farm remained prosperous until the 1930s when a major ice storm hit, damaging many of the fruit bearing trees. Myron then converted Springdale to a dairy farm and planted several crops including wheat, oats, corn, peas, string beans and potatoes. In 1960, the Adams family sold Springdale to another farmer and shortly afterwards, Springdale Farm was sold to Monroe County.
Springdale Farm is grateful for our community supporters!