Open farm tour days. We will have farm tours on Sunday afternoons during the spring and the fall. This year, 2020, we will have them on Feb 23, March 22, April 19, May 17. We ask for a donation of $10 per adult, but you can pay what you can. Tours will rotate and take about an hour. The pavilions are open for you to bring your meal and we have a griddle and a grill. Gates open at 1:00 and we close down at 4:00. There are no rain dates. If the weather is miserable we just cancel it.
Dinners – The next farm to table Sunday afternoon dinner is April 5, 2020. Tickets can be purchased at our online store. Service includes 6 courses of fresh meat and vegetables from our farm with some aid from local friends farms. Chef Chandler Rothbard and farm cook Glen Miracle prepare soups, meats, vegetables, mushrooms and dessert for 25 people served on a Sunday afternoon in the garden. Service begins at 3:00, giving people time to get home on a Sunday evening in time to be ready for the week ahead.
Attention: This farm has many friendly dogs, and we raise sheep and chickens that are not a physical threat to humans. If you are allergic or afraid of animals this would not be an appropriate farm to visit.
No pets! Our dogs are trained that stray animals are a threat.
Laughing Frog Farm is a small, diversified, family farm that raises fruits and vegetables, Gulf Coast Native Sheep, Freedom Ranger meat chickens, and heritage laying hens, using permaculture methods and organic principles.
We use the animals to prepare and fertilize the soil and, without tilling, we can preserve the microbiological integrity of the soil. Each growing season (and we have at least two annually in Texas), we dedicate one garden to raising livestock, fertilizing the soil and clearing the weeds. We have a small aquaponics system an a few geese.
We use permaculture methods to move the water and huglekulture mounds to rise above the floods.
During open farm days you are welcome to bring a lunch and drinks and dine on Chandler’s chainsaw art dining tables, with the opportunity to purchase one and take it home. They are made from farm fresh wood.
We ask that you not bring pets. We are training our dogs to keep strange dogs off the property, and guest dogs greatly complicate that job. Wear closed toed shoes. Hats are great, and remember that mosquitoes, snakes, spiders, etc are all part of the farm.
During tours we request a small donation to the farm to cover the time and effort we put into this tour, but we will not charge an admission fee so everyone, regardless of their financial situation, can attend.
Events are outdoors and will be canceled in the case of heavy rains, but it rains so often we cannot cancel events when it sprinkles.
Please check back for any possible updates.
There is a good map on the contacts page of this website. Google maps take you to my next door neighbor. Just come on down the road to the next gate.
We are located in northern Waller County, Tx., 60 miles from Houston, 40 miles from Bryan, and 100 miles from Austin.