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4-H Group Meetings at Mountain Valley View Farm

Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 11:06 AM
posted by Karen Hood

Welcome new members to our 4-H club here at Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc.! The name of our 4-H club is simply Mountain Valley View Farm 4-H Club, where we specialize in Leadership, Organic Farming, Icelandic Horses and more.

In the United States, 4-H is a youth organization administered by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. The 4-H mission is “[…to] engage youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development.” The name represents four personal development areas of focus for the organization: head, heart, hands, and health.

The organization has over 6.5 million members in the United States ranging from ages five to nineteen in approximately 90,000 4-H clubs. Clubs and related organizations now exist in many other countries as well; the organization and administration varies from country to country.

The goal of 4-H is to develop citizenship, leadership, and life skills of youth through experiential learning programs. Though typically thought of as an agriculturally focused organization as a result of its history, 4-H today focuses on citizenship, healthy living, and science, engineering, and technology.

Today 4-H and related programs exist in over 80 countries around the world. Each of these programs operates independently, but cooperatively through international exchanges, global education programs, and communications. Young people may participate in 4-H community or project clubs, special interest groups, or school enrichment programs. 4-H is available in towns and cities as well as in rural areas.

History

The foundations of 4-H began around the beginning of the twentieth century with several people contributing their ideas from different parts of the United States. The focal point of 4-H is and always has been through practical and hands-on learning, which comes from the desire to make public school education more connected to rural life. Early programs tied both public and private resources together to benefit rural youth.

The 4-H pledge is:

I pledge my head to clearer thinking,
my heart to greater loyalty,
my hands to larger service
and my health to better living,
for my club, my community, my country, and my world.

The original pledge was written by Otis E. Hall of Kansas in 1918.

4-H Emblem:

The official 4-H emblem is a green four-leaf clover with a white H on each leaf standing for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. White and green are the 4-H colors. The white symbolizes purity and the green represents growth.

Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc. 4-H Group holds meetings during the summer months every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at our farm. During the school year, we meet every Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Our 4-H club has divisions of Leadership, Organic Farming, and Icelandic horses.

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Petting Farm Information for Mountain Valley View Farm

Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 11:08 AM
posted by Karen Hood

 

Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc. is Spokane’s premiere petting farm. With over 100 species on our 30 acre family farm, we offer a unique opportunity for families, school groups, day cares, and children of all ages to have fun in a relaxed and friendly environment. Petting zoos are an affordable, family-friendly way to spend a beautiful summer afternoon together. It is not only fun, but can be educational too, as children can learn about the different animals and see how they are cared for and utilized on our farm. We also provide cold drinks, healthy treats, and even picnic lunches for a fully-catered outing that will delight everyone.

Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc. is home to dozens of wonderful animals, including a large variety of birds that include many different breeds of chicken, goose, duck, turkey, as well as more exotic species like emus, guineas, pheasants, and peacocks; adorable fainting and Nubian goats; beautiful Icelandic horses; four types of sheep; yaks; and much more. Our farm is home to some rare and endangered breeds, and there is much to see and learn.

In addition to seeing and petting all our animals, you have the opportunity to get some hands-on experience in what it’s like to live on a farm. Feed the ducks, learn how to milk a dairy goat, collect eggs from our hens, watch our Icelandic sheepdogs herd the yaks—the opportunities are endless, guaranteeing a memorable adventure that is both fun and enriching for the entire family.

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Petting Farm Now Open At Mountain Valley View Farm

Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 10:05 AM
posted by Karen Hood

Baby goat at Mountain Valley View Farm petting farm

As of May 15th, Spokane Valley has a petting farm just east of Sullivan Road and South from Saltese Road at Mountain Valley View Farm in Greenacres, Washington.

Petting zoos are an affordable, family-friendly way to spend an afternoon together in the fresh air and beauty of the Inland Northwest. It is not only fun, but can be educational too, as children can learn about the different animals and see how they are cared for and utilized on our farm.

Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc. is home to over 100 species of wonderful animals, including a large variety of birds that include more than 60 kinds of chicken and many fancy and exotic breeds, 15 types of goose, 23 breeds of duck, and 14 types of turkey as well as guineas, peacocks, pheasants, quail, and emus; adorable fainting and miniature silky goats, Nigerian pygmy goats, Nubian dairy goats; alpacas and llamas; beautiful Icelandic horses; 5 types of sheep; and much more. Our farm is also home to some rescue animals as well as a number of endangered breeds, and there is much to see and learn. This is a great experience for children ages 2 to 102!

We do ask that you respect the animals by treating them with care–please, no chasing or shouting. If you want to feed the animals, be cautious and pay attention: some of them will mistake your fingers for carrots or other food and may bite or peck. Please remember that we consider all of our animals to be part of the family. They are treated with love and are used to being around people, and will only bite if they feel threatened or think you are feeding them.

Come and see all of Mountain Valley View Farm’s baby animals! It’s Spring, the time of year for sweet, adorable babies that will warm your heart and entertain you with playful antics. See baby chicks from many of our exotic birds, sheep with baby lambs, goats with kids, Icelandic horses and miniature fainting goats with their cuddly babies. Visit our poultry farm and pick up some farm fresh eggs for sale right off the farm! Call Mountain Valley View Farm today for an appointment! 509-928-1800

Admission prices:
Under 2- Free
Kids 2-10 – $6.00
Kids 11-18 – $8.00
Adults – $10.00
Seniors – $8.00

Veterans and Active Military – Free – Thank you for your service!

Bags of feed are available for $1.00 so you can feed the animals!

We also have cold drinks and ice cream treats for sale to enjoy during your visit. You can even order lunch boxes and enjoy them at the picnic tables while you watch the farm animals play. Please notify us 24 hours in advance if you would like a boxed lunch.

To get to the Spokane petting farm from I-90 and Sullivan Road, go south to where 28th Avenue and Sullivan road would be. Turn left (east) on Saltese Road (there is no 28th there) and go two miles to South Chapman Road in Greenacres, Washington. Turn right (south) on Chapman Road and continue ¾ mile to 4301 South Chapman Road on your left. A large white mail box out front and a Mountain Valley View Farm sign marks the entry. Pass under the pole arch and enter the farm. Please call for an appointment before you come, so we know when to expect you.. 509-928-1800. Open 7 days per week 8am to 5pm with advance appointment. Bring the children to enjoy some old fashioned fun right here in Spokane! It is always relaxing to get back to nature and enjoy some memories on a family farm!

Karen Jean Matsko Hood

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Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc.
Your Source for Northwest Farm Fresh Foods Shipped Worldwide
4301 South Chapman Road
Greenacres, Washington 99016-8732 USA
Phone (509) 928-1800 | Fax (509) 922-9949
Email: sales@mountainvalleyviewfarm.com

Website: www.mountainvalleyviewfarm.com
Online Store: www.mountainvalleyviewfarmstore.com
Blog with us at www.mountainvalleyviewfarmblog.com

Mountain Valley View Farm Hours:

Monday – Saturday
8:00 a.m. – Noon; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Closed Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Other farm hours by advance appointment only.
Please call (509) 928-1800 to schedule an appointment.

Getaway Studio Dining Room
& Bed and Breakfast
Phone (509) 928-1800

Directions to Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc.

From I-90 East or West


Take the Sullivan Exit (291B) in Spokane Valley – South for about 3 miles
Turn left on Saltese (east), and continue straight for .5 mile
Turn right on South Chapman Road (south), and proceed .9 mile
The farm will be on the left-hand side of the road – 4301 South Chapman Road, Greenacres, WA 99016

Mountain Valley View Farm Featured on Prominent Horse Enthusiast Site

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 11:10 AM
posted by Karen Hood

Exciting news! Mountain Valley View Farm is now featured on BestofHorses.com, the best online search engine for horse enthusiasts. It is a real honor to be listed among the other great websites in the Best of Horses directory. You can view our page here.

Mountain Valley View Farm is proud to be a small, family owned and operated farm dedicated to raising beautiful Icelandic horses and growing fresh, organic produce that we sell at local farmers’ markets. We also have a small herd of Nubian dairy goats and Babydoll Southdown sheep that provide us with rich, creamy milk from which we craft a line of delicious artisan cheeses and handmade soaps that nourish and rejuvenate the skin.

Our Getaway Studio features a beautiful Bed & Breakfast where you can relax in a peaceful country setting, as well as the Dining Room that is open year-round for catering, hosting small dinner parties, and cooking classes taught by Karen Jean Matsko Hood, author of the popular Cookbook Delights series.

In our fully-licensed commercial kitchen, we use time-honored family recipes to make small batches of scrumptious artisan baked goods, candies, jams, jellies, fruit butters, and syrups from high quality local and organic ingredients that have a fresh, unbeatable taste. We also craft lovely gift items, including cookie and soup mixes packaged attractively in jars, sachets of lavender and potpourri, and our signature potpourri strings that add a decorative touch to any room.

As you can tell, there is always something new and exciting happening at Mountain Valley View Farm! Of course, we also have a great selection of organic produce and fresh eggs from the free-range chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys that live right here on our farm. We love serving the Spokane area with fresh, local food and handmade products that hearken back to a simpler and more friendly era. You can purchase any of our items directly at the farm, located at

4301 South Chapman Road
Greenacres, WA 99016

Or visit us year-round at the Spokane Public Market, and seasonally at other area farmers’ markets.

Spokane Public Market
32 W. 2nd Ave
Spokane, WA 99210
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wed – Fri

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Petting Farm at Mountain Valley View Farm!

Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 04:06 PM
posted by Karen Hood

Mountain Valley View Farm is pleased to introduce our petting zoo!

Petting zoos are an affordable, family-friendly way to spend a beautiful summer afternoon together. It is not only fun, but can be educational too, as children can learn about the different animals and see how they are cared for and utilized on our farm.

Mountain Valley View Farm is home to dozens of wonderful animals, including a large variety of birds that include 3 kinds of chicken, 11 types of goose, 7 breeds of duck, and 7 types of turkey;  adorable fainting and Nubian goats; beautiful Icelandic horses; three types of sheep; and more. Our farm is home to some exotic and endangered breeds, and there is much to see and learn.

We do ask that you respect the animals by treating them with care–please, no chasing or shouting. If you want to feed the animals, be cautious and pay attention: some of them will mistake your fingers for carrots or other food and may bite or peck. Please remember that we consider all of our animals to be part of the family. They are treated with love and are used to being around people, and will only bite if they feel threatened or think you are feeding them.

Mountain Valley View Farm is a small, family owned and operated farm located in beautiful Spokane Valley. In addition to our petting zoo, we grow a wide variety of delicious, fresh, organic fruits and vegetables. We also sell fresh, organic chicken, duck, and goose eggs as well as creamy, nutritious goat milk and cheese. You can call us for more information at about the petting zoo or any of our farm fresh products at 509-928-1800. Our address is:

4301 S. Chapman Rd
Greenacres, WA 99016

Prices

 
Under 2- Free
Kids 2-10 years old- $6.00
Kids 11-18 years old0 $8.00
Adults- $10.00
Seniors- $8.00

 

Admission is always free for active military and veterans. Thank you for your service! Admission is free for firefighters and police, too!

 

Hours

Monday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – Noon
Closed Noon – 1:00 p.m. Daily
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

See you soon!