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A place for animal shelter, history, conservation, and recreation.

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,

united by

compassion

respect

perseverance

We have Compassion for the animals in our care.

Our Shelter

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.

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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've made a commitment this year to move toward hay self-sufficiency.

 

Consider joining our group for our summer hay harvests! 

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Our Commitment

In addition to history and shelter, we offer many opportunities for recreation and contemplation, including riding, hiking, and birding on our extensive trail system. Enjoy our forested land and explore Second Creek as it enters Sodus Bay.

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Horseback Riding

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Hiking

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Trails

  • Annual Summer Camps
    Annual Summer Camps
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Jul 15
    Cracker Box Palace at Alasa Farms
    Jul 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 19, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Cracker Box Palace at Alasa Farms, 6420 Shaker Rd, Alton, NY 14516, USA
    Jul 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 19, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Cracker Box Palace at Alasa Farms, 6420 Shaker Rd, Alton, NY 14516, USA
    Registration is coming soon, RSVP to receive access to registration once it's released!! Cracker Box Palace's Annual Summer Camps are back for 2024! Our Annual Summer Camp will include horses, farm animals, conservation, history and more!
  • 7th Annual Eq- Wine Ride
    7th Annual Eq- Wine Ride
    Sat, Jul 27
    Cracker Box Palace
    Jul 27, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Cracker Box Palace, 6420 Shaker Rd, North Rose, NY 14516, USA
    Jul 27, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Cracker Box Palace, 6420 Shaker Rd, North Rose, NY 14516, USA
    Ride the Beautiful Trails here at CBP and Sample a selection of Local Wines and Craft Beverages along the way! Thank you to our sponsors, Missy Blues Wines & Spirits and Silver Waters Winery!
  • Fun Night on the Farm
    Fun Night on the Farm
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Aug 01
    Cracker Box Palace
    Aug 01, 2024, 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Cracker Box Palace, 6420 Shaker Rd, North Rose, NY 14516, USA
    Aug 01, 2024, 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Cracker Box Palace, 6420 Shaker Rd, North Rose, NY 14516, USA
    Join us for two fun nights on the farm this summer! Cornhole tournaments, Cruise Nights, Food Trucks, Pony Rides and so much more!!
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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...

Animal Care

Development

Events & Fundraising

Gardening & Grounds

Volunteer Coordination

Grants Writing

Historic Preservation

Trails & Conservation

Agriculture

LART

Facility Maintenance 

Farm Tours

Community Outreach

Youth Programs

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Interested? Learn more ➡️

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