Swiss Village Farm (SVF) will open their doors on Saturday, June 10th from 9 am to 3 pm to allow the public to tour their grounds and to learn about endangered breeds and cryo-preservation.
The only day of the year that SVF is open to the public, visitors are invited to take self-guided tours through the historic grounds and take a peek into their state-of-the-art facilities and meet the SVF laboratory, veterinary, and animal care staff.
Those visiting will meet Chip, a rare TennesMyotoniconic goat born from a frozen embryo, and will have the opportunity to 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.
If you have never been to SVF, this video gives you a glimpse of what’s in store for the day;
Returning this year- Julians Omnibus, a double-decker food truck serving local heritage breed burgers and munchies.
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.
Free bike parking is available on site and bicyclists are encouraged to enter from their 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.
For more information, visit www.svffoundation.org/2017-annual-visitors-day-video/.
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.