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Hi. I'm looking for a farm or another place that would have live
pigs, as close as possible to the east bay. My son, now 5, is
obsessed with pigs. He's asking me everyday if we can buy three pigs
as pets. Of course we can't. So I told him I would try to find a
place where we could go see live pigs upclose.
Any recommendations will be appreciated.
Mom of pig lover
Tilden Park-the Little Farm.
Has pigs, chickens, goats, cows, etc.
Bring celery/lettuce/greens to feed the goats. Also has a wonderful
Environmental Education center with a cave with taxidermy animals.
Also take a short hike to Jewel Lake and see the turtles sunning by the
bridge, and then end up at the Little Playground by the Parking Lot. A
wonderful outing and all free thanks to our wonderful local park
I think the pigs at Tilden Park's Little Farm are on hiatus (but you
might want to check -- they used to have pigs), but I'm pretty sure
Ardenwood Farm (http://www.ebparks.org/parks/ardenwood) in Fremont has
pigs. And lots of fun activities. Some days kids can even help out
with farm chores. Again, you might to call to confirm their pig
availability -- different websites say different things and I can't
remember if we actually saw pigs there.
Loma Vista Farm in Vallejo. I checked the website, and looks like they
have pigs! I have not been to the farm (yet) although I live in
Vallejo, but I hear it is great. Unfortunately, I did not pay attention
to the link, but I think it was www.lomavistafarm.org (or ''google'' it
like I did at www.goodsearch.com ) I can't remember if the San
Francisco zoo has pigs in their children's farm section, but you might
research that also.
Little Farm in Tilden Park has pigs (and other animals). Info here:
You will get a flood mentioning this, but Little Farm in Tilden Park
has pigs. It is next to the nature center. We were there the other day
and the sow was out for breeding so they hope to have piglets in about
4 months. They have a beautiful pink and brown older piglet right now.
Last year I was facing the same issue, though my son just wanted to
milk a goat and feed sheep. Little Farm in Tilden was fine, but we
found Plantation Farm Camp
and went for their Family Camp. It was like
I had found heaven for my son (and they do have pigs, cows, horses, and
others I'm forgetting, too). We all had a great time, the food was
truly gourmet, I enjoyed the hike to the ocean, and my son got his fill
of really spending time with the animals -- he now loves chickens too.
Each day before breakfast and dinner he got a chance to milk the goat
and the counselors didn't rush him through it or try to keep a
''petting zoo'' atmosphere. The animals had kids around them all
summer at the kids camp and were really used to having people around
them. When he is old enough, he's already decided that he's going
there for summer camp. If you want a real experience with animals on a
real farm, I can't think of a better place.
Fellow parent of an animal-obsessed child
Have you been to Tilden Park Little Farm? Free...and they usually have
a pig or two. I haven't been in awhile, but last time I was there they
had lots of piglets.
The Little Farm in the north side of Tilden Park (near the
merry-go-round). They have pigs and there will be piglets sometime in
mid to late June. My daughter is also obsessed with pigs and she loves
going there to feed them. Only bring lettuce or celery though to feed
the animals - no carrots or anything else allowed.
mom of pig lover
definitely check out the little farm in tilden park. they have three
pigs in residence along with many other animals (cows, sheep, goats,
ducks, geese, etc.). you can feed the animals lettuce and celery which
is fun for the kids. our son is two and has been going since he was
nine months old and just loves it. it's our go-to place for weekend
entertainment whenever we have leftover celery in the house! also,
earlier in the year, we were treated to the sight of one of the sows
and her litter of little piglets. how she got them to nap all at the
same time, i will never know but boy do i wish i could learn. and as
they get older, i think they have programs where you can help out on
the farm. anyway, check it out at www.ebparks.org/parks/vc/tna. hope
that that helps!
tilden farm family
The Little Farm in Tilden Park currently has three young pigs. They are
Little Farm up in Tilden Park (http://www.ebparks.org/parks/vc/tna) has
pigs on and off. Last time I was there (a few weeks ago) they had two
Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley has
pigs--www.ebparks.org/parks/tilden. Tilden's Little Farm usually has a
sow with a litter. Seems like a new litter of piglets every time we
visit. Tilden's FREE, & the farm is pretty little but the piglets are
great (9 or 10 of them).
we love pigs too..
Try the Little Farm in Tilden Park. They have pigs, geese, ducks,
rabbits, goats, sheep and cows. Take celery and lettuce (only, no other
food) to feed the pigs/goats/sheep/cows. If you're lucky you may even
seen piglets! I don't know if they have a litter this year - we haven't
been out there yet this spring - but last year we were lucky enough to
Web link at http://www.ebparks.org/parks/vc/tna
Little Farm fan
Little Farm in Tilden-- check out the EB Regional Parks Webpage for
directions--- they have 3 pigs (plus cows, sheep, rabbits, chickens,
geese etc) open every day
Maybe Ardenwood Farm
-- in Freemont --Its an historic farm-- have lots
of animals, but I can't remember if they have pigs in particular-- also
on the EB Regional Park website.
Little Farm in Tilden! It's part of the nature area; here's the link:
http://www.ebparks.org/parks/vc/tna. Haven't been in a few years as my
kids have outgrown the Little Farm, but last time we went there was a
whole litter of newborn piglets.
my sons really would like to pet baby chicks. Since it's almost
Easter I was hoping to find a farm that had a petting area.
Does anyone know one either in Eas Bay or north in Sonoma County.
in Berkeley has the ''Little Farm''. They often have
baby chicks, goats, sheep, ducks, etc. I have personally been a
few times it is really nice. Check out the link for hours, phone
numbers and directions.
Try the Tilden Park Little Farm. It had tons of baby animals
last year, including chicks and turkey chicks.
My husband just decided to raise chickens. He built a coop and
ordered a batch--they came in the US Mail if you can believe it.
As of March 26 they were a little over a week old--still very
cute. We live in North Berkeley. If you want to call right
away they will still be chicks and your son is welcome to pet
them--but they are growing rapidly. Janet
I just got an email from Slide Ranch. It is spring fling time
and they have chicks and lambs.
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