Donation Fund Update #1: Christmas Gifts for 200 Local Kids!

Thanks to our generous customers, we're donating $10,000 to organizations dedicated to supporting local families in need.

Thanks to our generous customers, we’re donating $10,000 to organizations dedicated to supporting local families in need.

Back in November, we shared our excitement about the upcoming winter season, and along with it, our third year of accepting donations in lieu of tips, and using those funds to support local families in need. Now that our season is wrapping up, here’s Update #1:

This year, we made our donations effort more visible and posted signs committing us to a goal of “Christmas Gifts for 100 Children!” Between our generous customers and Cox Farms’ matching funds, each year has been better than the last, and 2013 is no exception. Instead of limiting our assistance to a handful of families, for 2013 we went bigger: we achieved “Wish Granter” status as a program sponsor of Our Daily Bread’s Holiday Program, donating a whopping $5,000 to provide holiday gifts for 200 local children.

Clearly, we have surpassed our original goal of providing gifts for 100 kids. But that’s only half the story… tomorrow we’ll share more great news about the impact of our 2013 holiday donations.

Our Local Tradition: Making Holiday Wishes Come True for Local Kids in Need

The Corner Market opens for the Christmas season this Friday, November 29. This very brief season brings with it all kinds of fun and excitement here at the farm and everywhere else! It also brings us together as a community, to take care of and support each other in times of need.

Did you know that together, we have donated more than $15,000 in food, gifts and gift cards to struggling local families in just the past two years? If you’ve “tipped” the Cox Farmer loading your Christmas tree, you donated! We’re “tip-free,” because we believe that giving you great service is part of our job in delivering the Cox Farms experience. Starting in 2011, all “tips” have gone into our “Adopt a Family” donation fund. Cox Farms then matches the donation total, which means we can spread the holiday cheer to twice as many families!

We’ve sponsored dozens of families through Our Daily Bread’s holiday program, providing food, gifts and gift cards (and LOTS of kettle corn!) to families in need. In addition, we’ve supplied  Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) with thousands of dollars in gift cards to ensure that every single child residing in their SERVE Shelter in Manassas receives a holiday gift.

This year, we’ve set our sights higher than ever: we want to provide gifts for at least 100 local children this holiday season. We love being your local tradition… and we’d especially love for you to be part of this holiday tradition of ours. Please consider donating when you visit the Corner Market this winter!

How to Not Lose Your Child at the Fall Festival this Weekend (And What to Do If They Lose You Anyway)

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This kid is not lost.

Here at Cox Farms, we have become experts at reuniting lost kids with their parents and teachers. Over the years, we have made changes to the Fall Festival, from procedures to staffing to fencing, to make it safer and easier for families and groups to stay together. Along the way, we have picked up some tips that we hope you’ll find useful.  Let’s start at the beginning…

 

Planning Your Visit

  • Consider visiting on an off-peak time, when crowds will be at a minimum. In addition to being way more fun and avoiding lines, it also is much easier to keep your group together when there’s more space on the farm. As an added incentive, we make it cheaper for you to visit during these times! On weekday afternoons, it can sometimes feel like you have the farm to yourself, and using our special Weekday Afternoon Value Cards, you can get in for just $7/person. You save $3 per person by coming on a “Regular” Weekend (Sep 21-22, 28-29, Oct 26-27, Nov 2-3) instead of a “Prime” Weekend. Less traffic, short lines, fewer than 200 5-year-old boys named Jacob wearing red shirts and jeans, etc.

On the day of your visit…

This kid might be lost.

  • LABEL each kid with your name and cell phone number (or the number of the adult responsible for chaperoning the child)- be sure to list a cell phone number that will actually be with you here at the farm! That way, when we find your lost kid, we can just call that number and reunite you.
    • Stickers are best! We have stickers available for you at the ticket booth for just this very purpose. (Just make sure you remove them before washing the clothes… we’ve all been there!)
    • Use a permanent marker on whatever label you use… or, if you prefer, write it in permanent marker on their arms. We won’t judge.
    • Or, for a fun alternative, check out these “safety tattoo” temporary tattoo options: http://www.safetytat.com/ and http://tottoos.org/.
    • If you have concerns about privacy, or to make sure your child does not shed the outside labeled layer of clothing as the day heats up, put the sticker on an under layer. (Sometimes I will put them inside and upside down on the front of their tee shirts. Then we practice: if you get lost, find a safe adult and flip up the bottom of your shirt to show them your sticker.)
    • Do NOT use neck lanyards/yarn necklaces: the Fall Festival is an action-packed place, and your kids will be climbing, swinging and sliding all over the place. It is a safety hazard to have something long hanging around their necks.
    • Safety pins obviously have disadvantages as well, since paper can tear off of them and they can open accidentally.
  • TALK about what to do if you get separated. Some of this is standard and applies to any situation or location, but some of it may be specific to the venue. At Cox Farms, all of our employees are required to wear red Cox Farms smocks and a name tag. We have little signs up that show a person in one of these smocks saying “If you’re lost, I can help!” We also have uniformed Fairfax County Police officers at the farm.
  • BE SPECIFIC: with my kids, we talk about finding a “safe adult,” but it is important to remember to define who a safe adult is, how your child should determine who is safe, and how to approach them.
  • PRACTICE! It seems silly, but even the kids who have heard it a million times can freeze up and panic when it actually happens to them.

When you arrive…

  • Find a Farmer! Point out a Cox Farms employee wearing the red smock, so your kid knows what to look for.
  • Say ‘cheese!’ Take a picture upon arrival. If you have a large group, you may want to take closer individual photos of each kid; make sure the photo shows the kid head to toe. This way, if your child is lost, you can pull out your phone/camera and show us the picture instead of trying to provide a description from memory. (Yes, of course you know what your child looks like, but details like hair accessories, shoes and precise clothing descriptions are often crucial to helping us find your child quickly.)
  • Make a plan. Remind your child that, if at any time during your visit they are unable to find you, they need to stop playing and find a safe grown-up to help.

The most common lost kid scenario we see is the one in which the parent is frantic or even hysterical, and the child does not yet realize that he or she is lost. Once a child is visibly upset, s/he will be incredibly easy to spot, and in the middle of a festival full of families, other parents will be very quick to flag down a Cox Farmer to assist. The trouble comes when the child is happily playing, going on the same slide over and over again, since then they appear to be just another happy visitor. (Sometimes these lost kids will even resist our attempts to bring them to their worried parents, since they don’t want the fun to be interrupted.)

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  • Slide Ups and Downs: decide on your plan for the slides. This is especially important if you have a single adult and/or more than one child. One solo adult cannot be at the top AND at the bottom of the slide at the same time. For this reason, we staff the tops of our slides; that way, you can settle your child in line, we help send them off, and then you can meet them at the bottom. Some parents prefer to stay with the child in line, which is fine, but you’ll want to plan to go down with or just in front of your child(ren) so you can meet them at the bottom. We allow a maximum of two people to slide together, either an adult with a child or two children together.
  • “Wave Rule”: sometimes, when we’re worried that a child may be unaccompanied on a slide or other activity, we will enact the “wave rule.” The Wave Rule is simply that, from the top of the slide, they should be able to wave, and their grown-up should wave back. If nobody returns their wave, it is time for us to take a break from sliding and help them locate their adult.

Kiddie Zone!

 

  • Get in the Zone… the Kiddie Zone! If you have toddlers or preschoolers, head over to the “Kiddie Zone!” This area is especially designated for our smallest visitors, with scaled down fun and a slower pace. It also is completely contained in fencing, with a single (relatively narrow) entrance/exit point. On busy days, it can be especially nice to give your little ones a safer place where they can run more freely. The entry/exit point is sometimes-but not always- staffed by a Cox Farmer who is trained to not let any children leave without an adult, but of course it is still your responsibility to keep your child from escaping.

 

  • The “Fun Tunnel” by the festival entrance is also fully fenced, so parking yourself at the single entry/exit point and staying alert should keep your group contained.
  • At times, you may notice a Cox Farmer visually tracking your young child if they are more than a few feet away from you. We’re not trying to creep you out, and we realize how important it is for little ones to have some independence! This is just our way of making sure the child isn’t lost; if you notice us doing this, feel free to acknowledge us and say, “Yep, he’s mine, I got him,” and we’ll happily go on our way.
  • All Cox Farmers are trained to handle lost children and parents, but our Entry/Exit team is especially prepared to handle these scenarios. They are alerted to all lost children and will actively be on the lookout, doing their best to ensure that kids and adults are matched up to prevent children from wandering out without their adults.

We know how scary it is to lose a child in situations like these, and as parents, many of us understand how frustrating it is to have kids wander off even after you remind them a million times to stay with you. That said, if you do lose your child, please don’t yell, scream at or hit your child when you are reunited. It is, however, okay to hug your child a lot and cry if you need to. (Don’t be embarrassed, we see it several times a day.)

 Lost Kids/Parents FAQ

Q: Why don’t you follow the popular Code Adam protocol for handling lost children?  Why don’t you lock down the exits?

A: For those not familiar with Code Adam, it is a popular “missing child” protocol for handling lost/missing children, and it has become the standard operating procedure in many grocery stores, shopping malls, amusement parks, government buildings, etc. Our protocol shares many of the same main steps, in terms of announcing, reporting descriptions, alerting exits, etc. There are some parts of the Code Adam protocol that are simply not applicable or logistically feasible in our setting. Unlike a building with walls or even permanent fencing, “locking down the exits” at the farm is not practical, since anyone intent on getting out of the farm could do so avoiding the exit. We also have the benefit of having law enforcement officers already onsite for many days of the festival. Given the size of the festival grounds, the number of things around to engage/distract kids, and the average time it takes for a lost child at the farm to realize that s/he is lost, the 10 minute time frame for calling in law enforcement is not practical; after all, in often takes longer than that for a child to go just once through the line for a popular slide.

Q: Why don’t you announce/page lost parents and children on the main stage?

A: We have found that while this is reassuring to many parents, its effectiveness is actually very limited due to the layout of the festival grounds. We do not have a farm-wide speaker system; we use walkie-talkie radios instead. That is the system we use to announce lost kids and parents to our employees all across the farm. (And yes, given the number of kids lost on busy days and the speed at which they are usually reunited, it would be really disruptive to announce and describe each child and then announce again when they are reunited minutes later.)

Q: What is the BYC (Big Yellow Chair), and how is it used?

A: The Big Yellow Chair is one of our oldest official “meeting points” at the Fall Festival. Many visitors simply know it as a perennial favorite photo opportunity! (Yes, the original has been replaced several times, as they do get a lot of traffic!) Between the big rope swings and the Milking Parlor, you’ll see two giant yellow chairs. Some parents designate this as their meeting spot, an agreed place that all parties will go to if they get separated. Depending on where on the farm the child/parent is lost, we sometimes use this as our gathering place for lost kids/parents, so that one or two employees (or police officers) can keep tabs on multiple kids, freeing up the rest of us to search more efficiently. Please note that the BYC is generally not a staffed/monitored station.

Q: Why do you insist on an employee staying with the lost parent? Wouldn’t it be more effective to spread out? The employee told me that they would end the search for my child if I didn’t stay with the employee.

A: Yes, our policy is that the adult MUST STAY with a Cox Farmer while a search for their child is underway. If a parent does not stay with the employee, the search is put on hold or called off. When we lose that constant connection with the searching parent, we have no way of knowing if and when the child is located. Understandably, finding an employee to update us on the status of their search is usually not so high on the frantic parent’s priority list… and with this many visitors, that means we may spend those precious minutes continuing to look for a child who has been found, diluting the attention paid to other ongoing searches. Also, if we find the child before the parent does, we have no way of contacting the adult to let them know, meaning that they needlessly continue to worry. We realize it is difficult and may be counter-intuitive to stay in one place or otherwise stick by the side of a Cox Farmer when your baby is missing. Please trust us and work with us; we share the same goal, to reunite you with your child as quickly as possible.

Full Disclosure: In addition to being an owner at Cox Farms, I also live here on the farm with my partner and our four children. Having four kids in 21 months means that we are personally all too familiar with the frantic headcounts and corralling of kiddos. Although our children are now (at ages 5-7) old enough and confident enough to either ask an employee or find their way home, for the first several years I insisted on pinning special Cox Farms employee name tags to their backs… yes, EVEN THOUGH WE ACTUALLY LIVE HERE at the farm. On these name tags, I had written “If I’m lost, call my mom on Channel 1,” so that any employee who came across them would know to contact me on my always-on walkie-talkie radio. Yes, this farm is their home, but during the Fall Festival, it was still unnerving when we ventured out from our yard.

 

 

How Our Farm Critters Beat the Heat

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When you work outside, there’s no escaping summer heat… but we all have our favorite coping strategies. (“Rearranging the cooler” becomes the most coveted task of all!) For our resident animals, surviving the summer heat can be a real challenge, and part of our job is to make them as comfortable as possible. It turns out that animals use many of the same strategies humans do to stay cool!

Here are the top five ways critters beat the heat:

  • CHILL OUT! Perhaps most obvious is that many of our animals shift from spring frolicking to summer lounging. Sure, they still run and play some, but they spend a LOT of time lying around. And, like your pooch, they pant to cool off.
  • SHADE! We provide lots of options for shade. Generally, the preferred spots are those that, like the tarps, the wagon and the “bus,” allow the cross breeze while blocking the rays.IMG_0319
  • WATER! Our critters drink a LOT of water to stay cool. Sometimes, you’ll even see the alpacas dipping their front legs in to cool off.
  • ICE! We don’t let our animals into the walk-in coolers, but we bring the cool to them! Every afternoon, you’ll find our rabbit snuggled up with a frozen water bottle. Lucas Cox has been known to ice the animals’ water bowls, although rumors about him blending up smoothies for the alpacas have not been confirmed.
  • HAIRCUTS! Some of our especially furry friends get special hairdos to keep them cool. Chewie, our resident llama, gets a particularly striking new look. The alpacas, sheep and angora goats all are sheared, and their fiber is spun into yarn.

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We hope all critters, great and small, find a way to stay cool in this week’s heatwave!  Don’t forget to provide your own pets with water and shade!

 

Chewie: Guard Llama or Psycho Killer?

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Some observers have expressed concern about Chewie’s recent behavior; he appears to have a severe case of spring fever. In case you haven’t witnessed an episode of his new favorite game, you can check it out in this video: Chewie: “Psycho Killer”

In theory, the llama is supposed to act as a “guard llama” (the idea is that since llamas and goats are both herd animals, a single herd animal in with a herd of a different species will adopt the herd as his own). Indeed, Chewie is very protective of his goats, particularly the babies. However, the side effect of this herd mentality is that he seems to think he is a goat, so he tries to play with them the way the goats play with each other… jumping, chasing, bouncing around like a lunatic.

Usually he stays close to the goats and they seem happy to have him, but when he starts the herding/chasing/jumping thing, they all run away from him, which seems to feed into his game. To add to it, he does this weird thing with his neck, stretching it out so he gets his head really close to the goats (or the ground), which combined with the very odd running/jumping makes the whole thing look very strange.

The good news is that the goats appear to have relatively mild feelings about Chewie’s game… they certainly aren’t scared of him or avoiding him except when he is actually chasing them. Even then, at least some of the (younger) goats are actually playing with him, in that they approach him and bump him on the leg with their heads to get him to start playing.

So, next time you pass by and notice Chewie romping around, don’t worry…he’s just a big kid at heart. Have you witnessed any of Chewie’s antics?

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Jackie (left) and Roseanne: “say chèvre!”

New baby goats always steal the show, but our adult goats have great stories to tell. Meet sisters Jackie and Roseanne. Like many human twins, they share a very special bond, and they have remained inseparable into adulthood.  In fact, they recently gave birth only one day apart, so they’re even sharing their adventures in motherhood!  (It has been a bit alarming that they seem far more interested in each other than in their kids, but so far everyone is thriving.) Whether they’re sleeping, eating, exploring or grazing, you can always find Roseanne and Jackie together, as they are seldom more than a foot or two apart.

Jackie and Roseanne, the inseparable twin sisters

Dear Families, Thanks For Celebrating the Christmas Season With Us!

Cox Farms has been caroling all over the Corner Market, tying trees to roof tops, helping kids roast marshmallows, and putting together fresh wreaths!

Christmas at Cox Farms – we love hosting families to tree-finding fun!

Last weekend, we were lucky to have a special visit from Santa and, an elf has told us, he’ll be back this Saturday, December 8th (from 11a – 1pm). Read more about Santa’s visit and Christmas at the Corner Market.

It is our pleasure to saw those fresh cuts for your trees and warm your hands with hot cider and chocolate!  Thank you for visiting Cox Farms, everyone, and stop by again for some time by our fire!  We have the Christmas tunes playing and a bunch of big smiles waiting.

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Community Spotlight: Starting To Feel That Holiday Spirit

After closing the Fall Festival gates, Cox Farms gets the Corner Market ready for Christmas trees and treats, and special visits from Santa. We are grateful for the holiday season, especially for the time we get to spend with family and friends – and chances to see our customers, of course!

Like many families throughout the region, Cox Farms also takes time to reflect on the year and all we have to be thankful for. We think of families in the area going through difficult times, and we do what we can to support our community.

Throughout the year, and as part of our Community Support programming, Cox Farms partners with Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS), a non-profit community service organization “dedicated to helping individuals and families find new paths to self-reliance and brighter futures.” During this past summer, for example, Cox Farms provided approximately 2,000 pounds of fresh produce to NVFS. Often, fresh summer fruits and vegetables are expensive, which makes them harder to afford.  And, because produce is perishable, it is often omitted from food assistance programs in favor or non-perishable food items, like canned goods. Cox Farms worked in conjunction with NVFS’s local campus, called SERVE, to provide weekly boxed produce, which were distributed through the food assistance program at the SERVE campus.  As a result, dozens of families in our community were able to share local and nutritious produce.

Summer Peaches at Cox Farms

Summer peaches at Cox Farms were contributed to Northern Virginia Family Service, along with other fresh fruits and vegetables in 2012.

We look forward to again supporting NVFS’s SERVE this December.  For the second year, in lieu of tips, our Christmas tree team at the Corner Market will accept donations to provide holiday gifts for the children residing in the SERVE shelter and other local families in need of support.

Cox Farms looks forward to seeing everyone this season at the Corner Market, and we join you all in the holiday spirit of gratitude and community.

If you are interested in learning more about the programming of NVFS, or ways to support NVFS, visit www.nvfs.org.

See you soon!

 

Bunnington, DC: This Place Is Hoppin’!

-By Kym Sunday, a Cox Farms Farmhand

The rascally rabbits at Cox Farms kept us on our toes this year! They loved digging through everything and, despite our efforts to keep them safe inside their home in Bunnington, DC, some of them have managed to dig themselves out of their little city and out onto the farm! Not the ideal place for them as domestic rabbits cannot survive in the wild, but rest assured we are doing our best to track them down and return them to safety!

Contrary to popular belief, rabbits are not rodents. They are lagomorphs, as are hares but a rabbit is not a hare. Hares are much larger, have longer ears, longer legs and their babies are ready to fend for themselves an hour after birth. Rabbits have good eyesight and can see almost 360 degrees around itself, except directly in front of it’s head.

A male rabbit is called a buck, a female is called a doe, and a baby is called a kitten or kit.  Kits are born hairless and are blind for about two weeks after birth. They rely on their moms to take care of them for about 8 weeks, when they are weaned. Does only feed their kits about 5 minutes a day. With a gestation period of about 30 days, a doe can have up to 8 litters per year with an average of 6 kits per litter. The record for the largest litter is 24!  Rabbits are often called bunnies, or as I like to call them, buns.

A bun’s body language will tell you a lot about how they are feeling. The average heart rate of a rabbit ranges between 130-325 beats per minute. In comparison, a dog’s is 60 – 100 beats per minute. The faster the heart rate, the more worried a bun is.  It’s nose seems to twitch a mile a minute, too! This is a bun’s way of gathering information about it’s surroundings, including about you. Fast twitching means that a bun is stressed, hot or just interested in something (like the food you are about to feed him!). Slow twitching means a bun is relaxed. If you find a bun lying on his side or belly with his back legs stretched out behind him, you can be assured that he is just chillin’. A bun’s ears will move independently in multiple directions to keep tabs on what’s going on around them.  Thumping a leg generally means there is danger or that a bun is upset with you.

Most people think rabbits don’t make any noise, but did you know that rabbits can talk? Content rabbits sometimes purr softly, slowly grind their teeth, or make soft clicking noises.  Buns who feel aggressive may grunt or growl. Loud tooth grinding may mean that they are scared, angry or in pain. If a rabbit screams it means that they are in extreme pain or terrified. Hopefully you will never hear a rabbit scream.

Rabbits love to chew!  In fact, they NEED to chew. They have 28 teeth that never stop growing – their teeth can grow up to 5 inches per year! Chewing keeps them from outgrowing their tiny mouths. That is why it is important to give them an unlimited supply of fresh hay (timothy hay is the best!) and fun things to chew on like untreated wood blocks, paper towel rolls, rabbit toys and small boxes.

The rabbits that live in Bunnington, DC are all female and come from a rabbit rescue in Winchester, VA. We have two sweet males housed elsewhere. They are all mixed breeds that will be available for adoption at the end of the festival. If you are interested in keeping a bunny as a pet, here are some things to consider:

  •  Do you have a place to house one? They can be kept indoors or outdoors, but indoors is best. The minimum recommended cage size is 4′ x 2′ x 2′ with access to a large exercise area. You shouldn’t just let them roam your house unsupervised as they will chew through electrical wires and destroy your wood furniture.
  • Rabbits only sweat on the bottoms of their feet. That is not enough to cool a bun on a hot day. If you keep your rabbit outdoors, make sure he has a lot of shade and add a frozen water bottle (a 1 or 2 liter soda bottle is ideal) to his cage so he can lay against it and cool down. Better yet, move him inside!
  • You should spay or neuter your rabbit as you would a cat. This results in a healthier and calmer pet who won’t be marking his territory all over your house.
  • Most rabbits live 6-8 years. Can you take care of it for that long? 
  • Rabbits need specialized, but varied food. This translates to unlimited amounts of Timothy hay (a must), pellets that are primarily made up of timothy hay (no “extras” in the mix), green veggies like romaine lettuce (no iceberg!), basil, bok choy, broccoli leaves, kale, dandelion leaves, etc., occasional treats like carrots, apple slices (no seeds), banana slices, and strawberries. Rabbits also need unlimited drinking water, either in a bowl that they cannot overturn or from a water bottle.
  • Rabbits are easy to litter train and their droppings make great garden fertilizer. They eat their night droppings called caecotrophs.
 These differ from the dry little balls that they constantly drop. They are sticky droppings that are usually eaten directly from their bottoms and they are full of important nutrients like protein.
  • Rabbits are very tame, but they have strong hind legs and a weak back that can break easily. Small children should not be allowed to handle them unsupervised.   It is best to have children interact with them at ground level. They can be taught commands and to play games. They tend to be most active when their people are home.
  • Rabbits can jump up to 36 inches or higher.

Other Interesting Facts About Rabbits:

  • There are about 50 different rabbit breeds worldwide.
  • More than half of rabbits in the world live in North America.
  • Rabbits are the 3rd most popular pet in the UK, behind cats and dogs.
  • Hundreds of years ago, people released rabbits on deserted islands in hopes of giving shipwrecked sailors a food source.

Famous Rabbits:

  • Easter Bunny!  Originated in Germany in the 13th century.
  • Buggs Bunny – Elmer Fudd’s Tormenter
  • White Rabbit – Alice chased him down the rabbit hole (to find out what he was going to be late for) and ended up in Wonderland.
  • Trix Rabbit – Always after sugary cereal that is “just for kids”
  • Roger Rabbit – Framed for murder.
  • Peter Rabbit – Lost his clothes in Mr. McGregor’s Garden
  • Rabbit – Pooh’s worrywart friend.
  • Energizer Bunny – this one keeps going and going and going…

Thanks for visiting our rabbits this year at Bunnington, DC!  Cox Farms buns can’t wait to see you again, next year!

A Perfect Pour: Manning The Cider Station With Tim at Cox Farms

By Paige Long, A Cox Farms’ Farmhand

What position do you hold at Fall Festival?
I work at the Apple Cider Station. 

Tim, a proud Cox Farms Farmhand

What is it like to work in your position?
Every day I come to work and fill up four 10 gallon containers of cider and make sure they never run too low.  I also make sure all the apple crates are full of good-looking, presentable apples, and answer any questions about the cider or apples themselves.

What motivated you to apply to work at the Fall Festival?
I had been looking for a job all summer, specifically one in the great outdoors where I could move around and be active, but I couldn’t find one.  One of my really good friends is actually the cousin of a manager here, and when she said Cox Farms needed staff, I decided to apply!

What’s your favorite thing to eat on the farm?
I love the funnel cakes!  Although I haven’t had an entire funnel cake, I have tried one and it was perfect.

What is your favorite memory of working at Cox Farms?
To be completely honest, I haven’t had a best experience because every day at the farm is a great day.

What is something a Cox Farms customer MUST do before leaving the farm?
Try some of the best apple cider ever!

There you have it!  Tim, and all of us at Cox Farms, look forward to seeing you next year!