How to visit a working farm

Some farms have a visible sign or sales stand, while others don’t. If the farm has a sign, you can drive on in. Sometimes you will encounter a closed gate at a home farm. This doesn’t usually mean keep out (unless it says so)—it’s for the animals. If you encounter a gate across a driveway or road, at a place that you know sells eggs, the custom is to honk your horn (or give a country holler) to let the farmer know you’re there. Sometimes one must wait a few minutes until the farmers can finish what they’re doing. In all cases, it is best to call or email ahead.

SECURELY CLOSE ALL GATES YOU OPEN! Often the local people maintain a road out of their own pockets. Fast driving can tear it up. Show your consideration by driving ultra slowly.