Superstition Farm in Mesa is a working dairy farm that welcomes the public to tour the everyday routine of caring for animals, as well as give a glimpse into how a dairy farm operates. This farm has been in the East Valley since the 1970’s and still family run! It’s a wonderful place to visit and experience rural life with animals.
The kids had an absolute blast feeding the animals! Our guide gave us feed, along with carrots and broccoli for the animals and we spread it out to the ducks, goats, chickens, donkeys, tortoises, and pigs. There were even two adorable baby goats! The kids also were able to brush the goats, and gather duck and chicken eggs.
This was such a perfect introduction to farm life! (This mama grew up on a midwestern farm, and loved being able to show her kids how to care for animals.)
Next on our tour, we got a taste of homemade ice cream, and had a small indoor demonstration about the dairy side of the farm. Over 3,000 cows are on Superstition Farm! They are milked 3 times a day, and the milk is collected by a co-op, which is in charge of distributing it to local stores. We got a close up look at the feed and tagging process, then got a hayride tour of the farm!
The hayride took us around the perimeter of the farm, with our guide pointing out different areas of interest, including the milking barn. Overall, this took about 10 minutes and was a nice sit down break.
After the hayride, we asked some questions about the farm, and then were able to explore on our own. There’s a fun swing set and set of hay bales to climb on! We also petted the animals again, and walked around the small trail by the tortoises. The farm was so peaceful – a nice change from busy city life.
One of the best moments was when our guide was chasing curious chickens out of the separate baby goat pen. He managed to catch a chicken, then suddenly passed it on to our daughter to hold! Her look of shock was priceless. Then it changed into absolute delight. We took some fun photos with our new chicken friends.
Superstition Farm in Mesa has three tour options available, by appointment only. Tours last approximately 1.5 hours. Under 1 years old is free! Learn more about their tours here.
- Chicken Level, $3.75/person: cone of feed, and a visit with the animals and the farm facilities.
- Goat Level, $6.75/person; hayride, and activities listed above.
- Cow Level, $10/person: glass of milk, scoop of ice cream, hayride, cone of feed, and animal visit.
There are restrooms located next to the parking lot (behind the currently closed store). They are modern and very clean! We also recommend bringing close toed shoes and a hat for the tour, as there is no shade.
3440 S Hawes Rd
Mesa, AZ 85212
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