The Lands at Hillside Farms is a historic, non-profit 501(c)(3) 412-acre educational dairy farm. Our mission is to teach life choices that are healthy, logical, and sustainable so that those born 200 years from now will have access to the same or better opportunities and resources. The Lands at Hillside Farms belongs to everyone. When you purchase our products you are not only supporting the physical property, you are supporting a healthier and higher quality of life for you and your family.
This farm was purchased from the Conyngham family for $4.2 million in 2009. Today we continue to make substantial monthly mortgage payments and will continue to do so for many years. Please know that every dollar spent on products and every dollar raised through fund raising is responsibly reinvested in this magnificent living classroom.
Each year The Lands welcomes thousands of regional students of all ages and means. Here, any one of us can be a farmer, a historian, a scientist - but far more importantly, we can get in touch with values too many of us have forgotten in a busy world.
Students work side-by-side with educators and "co-faculty" farm animals to learn about science, agriculture, ecology, history, nutrition, animal husbandry, land conservation, sustainable living, and community service. Students also have the opportunity to observe diversities to enhance their educational experiences. The Lands offers several curriculum-based farm programs, all which meet Pennsylvania Academic Standards, for grades K - 12.
Our education programs also include Green Guides sessions for vulnerable youth, Summer Camp, and Children’s Grief Camp. You can learn more about our experiential learning offerings by clicking here.