Sharp's at Waterford Farm

Family-operated farm in Howard County, MD since 1903

Open House Events

General Info

Fun for Families and Homeschoolers

Sharp’s at Waterford Farm will be hosting several
Open House dates during our 2018 Spring/Summer season!  
No group minimums needed and great for family fun!

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OPEN HOUSE EVENTS FOR 2018 

Sunday, May 13th Alternative Mother’s Day 3P.M. to 5 P.M.  Join us down on the farm for Mother’s Day. Bring a favorite container or you can purchase one of ours and make an herb or flower container with up to 10 plugs! We’ll top it with cocoa bark mulch and a Happy Mother’s Day tag. The plugs, soil, tag and cocoa bark mulch are included in the fee. Our staff will help you create a memorable planter for mom! At 4 P.M. we will head down to feed the animals and at 4:30 we will go on a hayride through the farm and across the Cattail Creek! If you’d like feel free to bring a picnic dinner and feast by the pond at our picnic site. Tour time: 3 P.M. – 5 P.M.  Cost: $8.00/participant Moms attending with children are free. Registration is required on or before May 12th.  Call (410) 489-2572 or e-mail farmquestions@sharpfarm.com

Friday May 18th Open House Spring Is Growing  Noon – 1:30 P.M.- Children will begin this program in our barn classroom where they will learn about the parts of a seed; germination; how seeds travel; and how seeds grow into plants. They will take a tour of our working greenhouses and observe plants at various stages of growth. The children will also learn about the farm animals and have an opportunity to feed them. The program concludes with a fun filled hayride that goes through the Cattail Creek! All children will pot their own plant to take home with them. Cost:$8.00/child (Adults are free) Register on or before May 17th.

We are also offering our “Healthy Eats” option. For an additional $2.50/person everyone will receive a bag of healthy vegetables to take home with them. They are picked fresh from our high tunnel or garden the morning of your program. Suggestions on how to use the vegetable will be given as well! Sign up for this option can be at the time of registration or at the check in on the day of the Open House. All participants will receive a 20% discount on any greenhouse purchases made this day! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: CALL (410)489-2572 OR E-MAIL US AT farmquestions@sharpfarm.com

June 9th Second Saturday Farmer:   9 A.M. – 11 A.M. Learn to be a farmer.  It is a relaxed 2 hours of animal feeding and farm chores,  learning to plant a garden and a scavenger hunt through the barnyard and farm museum to find old tools and  heritage farm equipment.  After your scavenger hunt, we’ll fill you in on all the uses and history behind the tools and equipment you found.   Each child receives his junior farmer graduation certificate. For more information go to www.sharpfarm.com                          Cost: $8.00/person Ages: Adults, teen or family event. Anyone under 14 years of age needs to be accompanied by an adult. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ON OR BEFORE 6/8: CALL (410)489-2572 OR E-MAIL US AT farmquestions@sharpfarm.com

Friday, June 22 Open House   Ponds, Puddles & Creeks 10:30 A.M. – Noon Your guide will bring you down by hayride to the Cattail Creek. Make sure to wear old tennis shoes or water shoes as we go into the creek to catch a variety of critters that live there. (Please no flip flops as the often end up floating downstream!) After spending some time catching the critters, we will take time to identify what we have found and learn about their habitats and life cycles. After releasing the critters back to the creek we head back to the barnyard to feed the farm animals.  Tour time: 10:30 A.M. – Noon   Cost: $8.00/child Adults attending with children are free. Registration is required on or before June 21st.  Call (410) 489-2572 or e mail us at farmquestions@sharpfarm.com

Thursday, July 12th Open House – Wonderful World of Worms 10:30 A.M. to Noon Your guide will teach the children about worms and their role in composting. Some questions that will be addressed are; what is vermi-composting? How does composting benefit the environment? How do you build a compost pile? What part do worms play in the composting process? Bring a baggie of food scraps as we will go through all the steps of how to make a compost pile! Everyone will pot a plant to take home! A hayride and feeding the farm animals is also included!  Cost – $8.00/child (Adults are free) Children 18 months & under are free Ages – 5 years & up REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ON OR BEFORE 7/11: CALL (410)489-2572 OR E-MAIL US AT farmquestions@sharpfarm.com

July 14th Second Saturday Farmer  9 A.M. to 11 A.M. Learn to be a farmer.  It is a relaxed 2 hours of animal feeding and farm chores,  learning to plant a garden and a scavenger hunt through the barnyard and farm museum to find old tools and  heritage farm equipment.  After your scavenger hunt, we’ll fill you in on all the use and history behind the tools and equipment you found.   Each child receives his junior farmer graduation certificate. More information: www.Sharpfarm.com  Cost: $8.00/person Ages: Adults, teen or family event, anyone under 14 yrs. of age, needs to accompanied by an adult  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ON OR BEFORE 7/13: CALL (410)489-2572 OR E-MAIL US AT farmquestions@sharpfarm.com

Friday, July 27th Open House   Ponds, Puddles, & Creeks 10:30 A.M. to Noon Your guide will bring you by hayride to the Cattail Creek. Make sure you wear old tennis shoes or water shoes as we go into the creek to catch a variety of the critters that live there. After catching the critters, we take time to identify what we have found, and learn about their habitats and life cycles. After releasing the critters we head back to the barnyard to feed the farm animals! Cost – $8.00/child (Adults are free) Children 18 months & under are free Ages – 4 years & up REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ON OR BEFORE 7/26: CALL (410)489-2572 OR E-MAIL US AT farmquestions@sharpfarm.com

August 11th Second Saturday Farmer  9 A.M. to 11 A.M. Learn to be a farmer.  It is a relaxed 2 hours of animal feeding and farm chores,  learning to plant a garden and a scavenger hunt through the barnyard and farm museum to find old tools and  heritage farm equipment.  After your scavenger hunt, we’ll fill you in on all the use and history behind the tools and equipment you found.   Each child receives his junior farmer graduation certificate. More information: www.Sharpfarm.com  Cost: $8.00/person Ages: Adults, teen or family event, anyone under 14 yrs. of age, needs to accompanied by an adult  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ON OR BEFORE 8/10: CALL (410)489-2572 OR E-MAIL US AT farmquestions@sharpfarm.com

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