Meet Ballston Spa’s Little Feet Little Farm
Family-run Petting Farm Offering Private Visits & Programs for Ages Pre-K & up
Tucked away on a quiet residential street near Ballston Spa schools, Little Feet Little Farm is a precious family-run learning farm with adorable animals, fresh eggs and honey, a little library, and a full calendar of hands-on learning events on topics ranging from beekeeping to dinosaurs. Although the goats are sure to be the highlight for many farm visitors, this place isn’t just for “kids.”
Owned and operated by Ballston Spa native Laura Eadon and her husband, Geoffrey, Little Feet Little Farm opened in their backyard in 2020 as a place for children and animal lovers of all ages to pet, feed and learn about the family’s animals. Their four goats – HayHay, Edna, Happy Meal, and 5 month old Fern – act more like friendly dogs than farm animals (though you might catch them jumping on the picnic table or snacking on Laura’s apron during your tour). They share the space with fluffy chickens, a flock of ducks, and the family’s cat, Rocket. There is also a play area, “mud kitchen” and working honeybee hive for visitors to learn about bees and beekeeping. Delicious raw honey, honeycombs, soaps and beeswax candles are available for purchase.
“Our mission is to allow kids and their families a safe place to learn about the animals and bees up close,” explains Eadon. “So many kids over the years have come to me afraid of bees, but when they leave here they know the difference between honey bees (good) and the ‘other bees’ (not good) and are much less afraid.”
New this year, the farm is partnering with Mad Science Capital District to offer small group events for children ages Pre-K and up. Some of this summer’s topics include All About Bees, Water Works, Butterflies, Digging For Dinos, Sea, Sand & Surf, Energy and Motion and more.
“We do beekeeping classes for teens and adults, mad science for preschool and elementary students, honeybee classes for preschool and elementary students, and music for toddlers on top of our private family visits,” explains Eadon. “They are posted monthly and will run through October.” The fee for the programs ranges from $15 to $30, and you can register or get information on specific classes by messaging Laura on Facebook, Instagram or email.
Open to the public by appointment only, the farm’s backyard setup allows children to interact with the animals they’re interested in at their own pace in a small, safe environment. Tours are $15/family and it’s very easy to book – just message them on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re looking for a fun, safe, hands-on activity for growing minds and animal lovers, it doesn’t goat better than Little Feet Little Farm!
- Fresh eggs – $4/dozen
- Goat milk honey soap – $8 (3.5 oz. bar)
- Raw honey – $12 (1 lb jar) | $20 (2 lb jar) | $50 (5 lb jar)
- Honeycomb round – $10 (5 oz.)
- Handmade beeswax candles – $4+
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