2024 Events (our bookend fundraisers are scheduled)

MAY 19 – Plow Day (free , open to public)

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OCT 6 – Fall Fest and Pig Roast ( free festival, pig roast meal donation, open to public)


JUNE 15 – Multi-Family Yard Sale , 9am to 4pm , 5+ tables , many items

MAY 19 – Gift store will open

RIP:  Kenneth “Bob” Core

The Ruby Ellen Farm extended family has lost a supporter and distinguished  member. Bob Core was 2nd generation from David Core; a son of William and Margaret Core, early settlers of Bingham in Leelanau County and founders of this farm.     His obituary can be read here.

2023 Gift Shop Holiday Sale – ends Dec 10

Christmas is coming!   The Ruby Ellen Farm Gift Shop Annual Holiday Sale begins Saturday, November 25th…..Small Business Saturday!!!.   Discounts range between 10% and 60%.  The Gift Shop is open on Saturday and Sunday, 12noon to 5pm; other times by appointment.   The final day is Sunday, December 10th, after which we are closing for the season and packing up until spring of 2024.  See Gift Shop page here.

2023 Events

Oct 8 – Fall-Time Social and Pig Roast / Fundraiser

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View picture album here

Guided Forest Hike – Friday July 14 10a-12p

Walk with District Forester Ellie Johnson at Ruby Ellen Farm to learn about health concerns for our hardwood forests. Download poster here

May 21 – Plow Day and Mackinaw Boat display

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View picture album here

See our Facebook Page

Hoo-ray!!!  The COVID-19 emergency is declared officially over… after 3 years!!!

2021 News and Events … at the Ruby Ellen Farm : 

The Events season is over for  2021… please watch this space for updates in 2022.

RIP Tom Cyr ( 1944 – 17 Dec 2020 ) Tom was a prominent member of the NW Mich Draft Horse community. He will certainly be missed and long remembered as part of the REF Plow Day celebrations.  He raised beautiful Percherons at his Black Horse Farm near Empire.  Picture. Obituary. Plow Days.

2020 News and Events :

June 15  – Hay Season is here…  and is FOR SALE NOW!

The first field has been cut and is already sold.  There are  more fields to cut, so there is plenty of time to place an order.  Also, we have adequate hay in the mows from last year, mostly first cutting, some second cutting, if you need hay sooner rather than later.  We would appreciate your passing the word along to others who may need to resupply before this season’s crop is baled.   As usual, the timing of cutting and baling depends entirely on the weather.  Price for hay out of the mow is $4.75 a bale because it has to be handled a second time.  ‘You-handled’ hay off the wagons is $4.25 a bale if and when it is available. Call 231-590-9304 for availability information.

Haying in 2020pics and movies

Sunday Feb 16 – Valentine Snowshoe/Ski Trek with snacks in the warming hut. Pics here  In the News

The Covid-19 Crisis has stopped our events for now.  The Draft Horse Assoc cancelled all their spring events, so no Plow Day this year.

Our Trails are open… please observe the suggested health safety precautions.

Sunday May 17 – (CANCELLED) Plow Day in association with the Northwest Michigan Draft Horse organization. See 2019 event pics here.

Sunday Oct 4 – (CANCELLED) Falltime Social and Pig Roast meal. See 2019 event pics here.

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