It is amazing to have such an incredible farm experience right in Monsey on West Maple Avenue. The 15 acres of farm land was transformed into a fun family attraction after Zev Oster, owner of Rockland Honey and Nickel-O Farm, acquired the overgrown empty farm and had a vision of a place where children (and adults) can visit animals, play in nature and even pick vegetables.
The farm has so many animals to visit and feed including Cows, Sheep, Donkeys, Chickens, Alpaca, Goats, Peacocks, & Rabbits. There are informational signs with interesting tidbits posted by each type of animal. We especially enjoyed counting how many freshly laid eggs we were able to find in the chicken coup. We fed the animals ice cream cones filled with feed (sold at the office). It was so much fun to see the animals reaching out and biting the cone after eating the feed.
Behind the petting zoo is a picnic area with a playground that boasts unique equipment including a firetruck and army truck (not in use anymore) that children can climb aboard and play pretend on. There are other structures to play on and many picnic tables (enough to accommodate groups or parties.)
Hayride Tours are offered by the knowledgeable manager, Mr. Deutsch. He has so many interesting tidbits to share about the farm.
Mr. Oster has big plans for the farm. They started growing fresh vegetables which they sell. Some vegetables can be picked on site. The fresh squash, kohlrabi and garlic we saw today looked really fresh and tasty. They also have tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and eggplant growing there.
The farm keeps evolving and they keep adding more and more activities and improvements. I wonder if I will recognize the place when visit next:)
Posted: July 14, 20
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179 West Maple Ave
Monsey, NY 10952
Sunday-Thursday10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM – 6:00 PM