A place for animal shelter,
Our mission is to provide shelter and sanctuary to farm animals, promote the rich history of the area, utilize sound conservation and agricultural practices, educate and engage our communities.
We are one place doing many things,
We have Compassion for the animals in our care.
Cracker Box Palace is our farm animal shelter. We are the only shelter for farm animals in our area, working with county and local humane societies to take in animals subject
to abuse or neglect, and nurture them back to health. Our residents-- currently around 150+ horses, pigs, goats, sheep, cows, geese, chickens, rabbits and a few patrolling farm cats and more -- They welcome your visit and any interest you may have in adoption.
We Respect our history and the natural world.
Our animals live in farm buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and on a property with deep ties to the region’s distinctive history. Alasa Farms was the site of not one, but two utopian communities in the 19th Century, with two buildings from the Shaker period still surviving.
If you love history, there is so much for you to see
and do at Historic Alasa Farms.
We Persevere and work hard.
Those who came before us, as custodians of the land, worked hard. Their ability to persevere characterized their presence here, and remains central to our ethics today.
Working hard is important and so is working together. We made a commitment this year to move toward hay self-sufficiency.
Consider joining our group for our summer hay harvests!
- Fri, Apr 05Cracker Box Palace at Alasa FarmsApr 05, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PMCracker Box Palace at Alasa Farms, 6450 Shaker Rd, Alton, NY 14516, USAApr 05, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PMCracker Box Palace at Alasa Farms, 6450 Shaker Rd, Alton, NY 14516, USAJoin us as we kick off our Eclipse Viewing weekend with a moonlit hike & star gazing event! Enjoy a guided moonlit hike along our yellow trail and look for constellations in our eclipse viewing field. Tickets on sale now!
- Multiple DatesSat, Apr 06Cracker Box Palace at Alasa FarmsApr 06, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PMCracker Box Palace at Alasa Farms, 6420 Shaker Rd, North Rose, NY 14516, USAApr 06, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PMCracker Box Palace at Alasa Farms, 6420 Shaker Rd, North Rose, NY 14516, USABring your cell phone or camera to learn how to adjust settings and take pictures of the moon and prepare to take pictures of the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday! Cell Phones must be at least be an Iphone 13, Google Pixel 6, Samsung s22 or newer to capture the best astronomical photos!
- Mon, Apr 08Cracker Box Palace at Alasa FarmsApr 08, 2024, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PMCracker Box Palace at Alasa Farms, 6420 Shaker Rd, North Rose, NY 14516, USA
Join the team
Volunteering is one of the most selfless acts that we can become involved in. Every one of our volunteers helps us carry out our mission with compassion, respect, and perseverance.
There are many opportunities to serve...
Events & Fundraising
Gardening & Grounds
Trails & Conservation
Plan to attend one of our quarterly Volunteer Open Houses:
February, May, August, November
2nd Saturday 10:30am-2:00pm
Or plan to attend one of our monthly Volunteer Orientations:
2nd Saturday 10:30am-12:00pm