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SVF Foundaiton Open House. Photo Courtesy of SVF Foundation

Swiss Village Farm (SVF) will open their doors on Saturday, June 11th to allow the public to tour their grounds and to learn about about endangered breeds and cryo-preservation.

Take self-guided tours through the historic Swiss Village and take a peek into their state-of-the-art facilities and meet the SVF laboratory, veterinary, and animal care staff.

Visit Chip, a rare Tennessee myotonic goat born from a frozen embryo, and learn about other endangered breeds of livestock, attend live cryogenics and sheep shearing demonstrations, shop SVF’s selection of farm products and heritage breed meat.

Returning this year- Julians Omnibus, a double-decker food truck serving local heritage breed burgers and munchies – check out their 2015 menu!

Ditch the car and enjoy a beautiful bike ride to Visitors Day! Free bike parking is available on site and bicyclists are encouraged to enter from our Beacon Hill Road entrance – keep an eye out for the yellow Bike Newport signs as you get close. Bicyclists can also walk their bikes through.

The Annual Visitors Day celebration is the only day each year that SVF is open to the public.

This event is free to the public. Parking will be available at Fort Adams State Park and free transportation will be provided by trolley from 9am – 3pm. There will be no parking available at SVF.

For more information call 401.848.7229 or email

About SVF Foundation
SVF Foundation preserves germplasm (semen and embryos) from rare and endangered breeds of food and fiber livestock. In collaboration with Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, SVF elevates rare-breed conservation to a new level, through the cryopreservation of germplasm. Collecting 200 embryos and 3,000 straws of semen per breed, SVF will be able to reawaken a breed, with its full genetic diversity, within one generation. This library of frozen material is vital to the protection of the world’s food supply.