Bull City Farm's Adult Farm Camps

Most classes located on the farm

for anyone 12yrs and up

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Classes 2020

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November 8th

10am to ~3pm


Virtual Session in the works


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Suspended due to the pandemic



Sign up for cheese making Here

Virtual Cheesemaking  Workshop

Class runs from 10am to ~3pm.

All specialized ingredients and equipment supplied (starter, coagulant and cheese molds).

Cheese making doesn’t have to be left to the professionals, you can make a lovely product right in your own kitchen and we want to show you how.

This year’s cheese making workshop season will look a little different from the past, we’re going virtual. Once we wrapped our minds around the idea of a virtual class, we started to get excited. Now we can work with cheese lovers all over the country, in safety of their own homes!

Participants will have the chance to work alongside Bull City Farm’s Samantha Gasson, who has 21 years of home and production cheese making experience in addition to decades of teaching home cheese making. As with our in-person workshops, we’ll start with a basic overview including milk quality, bacterial cultures, coagulants and techniques while we turn our milk into a beautiful piece of fromage heaven.

You’ll receive a starter, coagulant and molds the week before class. Local participants will have the option to pick up on Saturday from one of our farmers’ markets or from the farm. Those of you out of town will have your ingredients shipped.

We will use an online meeting platform so you can see Samantha and she can see you. There will be regular breaks, but we will not be able to do a live tour of the farm (our signal booster doesn’t reach outside our home). We will have a prerecorded tour for those of you who would like to get a sense of how we do things on the farm.

As this class fills up other dates will be made available.


Classes are for ages 12 and up

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Farm Animal


Suspended due to the Pandemic


Every summer my camp kid's parents ask when I'll start doing camp for adults. Well folks, this is your camp! We have accumulated a broad set of skills and experiences with livestock making a lot of mistakes along the way. During this workshop we will share the good, the bad and the ugly in an honest discussion of our journey which will, hopefully, send you down the right path on your farming journey (or warn you off before it's too late). You'll learn how to manage your forage, your animals and how to best utilize the land resources available to you.
We'll start with a general overview of our livestock (equine, hogs, cows and sheep) and their dietary needs. From there we will dive into the details: vaccinations (to do or not to do), how to give a shot, hoof care, milking cows, FAMACHA testing, guardian animals, what to look for in breeding stock, fencing options, reading your soil survey, forage plans, talking to processors and more.
We will then move on to our birds (laying chickens and turkeys) and cover: keeping chickens in town and on farm,  raising turkeys on pasture, fencing options, the NC poultry processing rules and more.
This workshop is designed for people interested in farm animals even if they know they will never have any as well as those with a farm/land or farming aspirations. This class will be followed up by a  second, more in depth class in the spring that will be guided by the questions raised in the first class and the interests expressed by the participants.

The workshop will start promptly at 1pm and finish around 5pm.

sausage making runs from 1pm to 5pm.


Sausage Making

A virtual version of this workshop is in the works!