Please visit Abbey Farms Responsibly!
As you plan your visit to Abbey Farms, keep in mind that our active farm is a busy place! We are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for you and others; however, there are inherent risks to visiting a farm which we ask you to note:
- Only visit areas of the farm which are open to the public. We have designated certain areas of the farm as off-limits to protect the plants or to protect you from active work taking place. Be mindful of our trucks, tractors and equipment on the move!
- Dress for fun and an outdoor environment! We recommend closed-toe shoes with solid surfaces for the uneven terrain. Wear sunscreen and hats or jackets, as needed.
- Fresh produce attracts bees, wasps and other pests. If you are allergic, carry your EpiPen with you at all times on the farm.
- Smoking, vaping and e-Cigs are prohibited at Abbey Farms.
- Follow recommendations for picking produce. Improper harvesting can damage trees and plants. Collecting items from the ground increases the potential for e coli and other bacterial infections.
- Supervise young children at all times while visiting Abbey Farms.
- Leashed dogs are permitted at Abbey Farms.
- Outside food and drink are not permitted at Abbey Farms. We do, however, provide concessions during all farm hours at the Nagel Farmstead Emporium.
- We may close outdoor activities due to weather. In this case, please gather your group quickly and move calmly to exit the area.
As of 7/1/2021, Illinois has reached Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan. At this time, we ask that non-vaccinated visitors to the farm wear face coverings indoors and any time outdoors when they are unable to maintain at least 6-feet of social distance.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting our farm, you are on behalf of yourself or any invitees, voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 or any other disease.