work farm

noun

Definition of work farm

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

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Visitors are invited to stop by the 48-acre homestead -- the last working farm in the city – at 6975 Ridge Road, Parma. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "Ridgewood Garden Club, city spruce up herb, flower gardens at Stearns Homestead: Sun Postings," 6 Aug. 2019 Finca Pajuil in Hatillo, Puerto Rico, is a working farm and education center, offering workshops on and treatments using the ancient Indian holistic healing system ayurveda. Liz Tracy, Vox, "How are small farms surviving? Airbnb.," 11 July 2019 Fair Oaks, a farm in northwest Indiana with 36,000 cows, is known for promoting its sustainability and animal welfare initiatives and runs an agritourism business that invites families and school kids to see the inside of the working farm. Alexia Elejalde-ruiz, chicagotribune.com, "Fair Oaks Farms vows to prevent future animal abuse with security cameras, frequent audits," 7 June 2019 Along with its trail system, the preserve is also home to Deer Hollow Farm — a working farm with a cow, pigs, goats and chickens. Maggie Angst, The Mercury News, "Hikers beware: Peninsula’s most popular open space preserve closed due to mountain lions," 23 Aug. 2019 Oliver Kelley Farm is a look at a working farm in the 1860s, with a historic house, machine shed, barn, animals and field. Kathy Berdan, Twin Cities, "No Fair! 8 ideas if you’d rather not go to the Great Minnesota Get-Together," 22 Aug. 2019 Keep in mind that this is a working farm—meaning there's mud, uneven ground, and yes, a few farm animals roaming around. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "A Couple Opened Up a “Pick Your Own Bouquet” Flower Farm," 6 Aug. 2019 In the surrounding countryside are Palladio’s villas, where the architect combined opulent living quarters and working farm buildings into coherent complexes that married nature with culture, rusticity and urbanity. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "Escape Venice’s tourist crush with a trip to Vicenza, home of great Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio," 30 July 2019 This 52-acre working farm encourages guests to pick veggies, feed sheep and simply take part in the overall daily workings. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2019," 6 June 2019

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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