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CALEDONIA, Ill. — Father’s Day is right around the corner, and Dad already has a singing fish, golf club cozies, a personalized remote-control caddy, and all colors of ties cluttering up the closet. What to get the man who has it all and asks for nothing?
According to an Ipsos Public Affairs poll, 40 percent of fathers say their ideal “gift” would be “quality time with family.” Spend some quality time doing something he truly won’t forget, like camping out on a vibrant, working organic farm for Father’s Day weekend, June 15-16, at Angelic Organics farm in Caledonia, Ill.
Angelic Organics, featured in the critically-acclaimed documentary, The Real Dirt on Farmer John, is no ordinary farm. With its Technicolor farm buildings, chickens that lay blue eggs, shaggy Scottish Highland cows roaming the pasture, fields of organic vegetables, and a collection of rare and vintage farm equipment, Dad will not forget the memories made on this farm.
Simply bring the tent and sleeping bags, farm clothes and a dad; Angelic Organics Learning Center will supply the fun family games, goats to befriend, campfire to roast your s’mores on, and fresh farm eggs for breakfast.
Al Arias of Kildeer, Ill., camped out with his daughter Sophia and her Da Vinci School third-grade class in May, and fell in love with the farm. He explained: “Camping was awesome because it put you in the middle of the sights and sounds of the farm at night. It was so cool to be out there under the stars with the kids by the campfire. I would recommend the experience to any family. Angelic Organics Learning Center is a place where families can connect under the stars. We had such a great time.”
The camp-out left an impact with Arias’ daughter, Sophia, age 9, as well. On the farm, “families can come and enjoy the organic way of life, connect with the land and food, and see how organic farmers are trying to make the world a better place,” said Sophia.
Angelic Organics Learning Center farm offers more than a simple retreat away from the city; it offers a place to learn, have fun and contribute to the greater good — all in one trip!
To register, visit Angelic Organics Learning Center’s website, learngrowconnect.org. Angelic Organics Learning Center is at 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia, Ill., and can be reached at (815) 389-8455.
Posted June 12, 2013