work farm

noun

Definition of work farm

: a farm on which persons guilty of minor law violations are confined

Examples of work farm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In another road trip, Tarbell visits Terra Farm and Manor near Prescott, a working farm and guest house where visitors can take cooking courses with chefs, farmers and winemakers. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "'Plate & Pour' goes behind the scenes at metro Phoenix restaurants. Here's how to watch," 5 Feb. 2020 Among the victims are the ranunculus that carpet the Flower Fields near the San Diego Freeway in Carlsbad — a working farm that also is an important agritourism destination. Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times, "Coronavirus hit California’s cut-flower industry at the worst time," 4 Apr. 2020 Many of the dishes were prepared with food from the school, which has the city’s only working farm, according to school officials. Javonte Anderson, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago high school students prepare farm-to-table Thanksgiving meal for senior citizens: ‘I look forward to this every year’," 27 Nov. 2019 We’re outside of Stockholm off this dirt road on a big, working farm. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Talk Skiing and Sudoku," 6 Feb. 2020 The 365-acre parcel is both a working farm and an outdoor learning laboratory, the place where students in Santa Rosa Junior College’s Agriculture and Natural Resources department get hands-on experience. Matt Villano, SFChronicle.com, "Young winemakers learn the craft at Healdsburg farm," 14 Jan. 2020 The variety was created over the course of six years by Jack Algiere, farm director at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, the working farm David created in honor of Peggy, who died in 1996. Norman Vanamee, Town & Country, "Why One of David Rockefeller’s Most Prized Possessions Was a Simple Pea," 11 July 2019 Start at Shelburne Farms, a nonprofit that’s a 1,400-acre working farm, forest and National Historic Landmark. Washington Post, "Burlington," 13 Nov. 2019 The site, which remains a working farm, includes nine of the original slave cabins that were built during the antebellum period. CBS News, "Wedding-planning websites downplay venues that were slave plantations," 11 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of work farm

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Work farm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/work%20farm. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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