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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 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 hiking, riding, 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

  • Legends of Alasa Farms Trail Ride
    Legends of Alasa Farms Trail Ride
    Sat, Oct 21
    North Rose
    Oct 21, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    North Rose, 6420 Shaker Rd, North Rose, NY 14516, USA
    Oct 21, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    North Rose, 6420 Shaker Rd, North Rose, NY 14516, USA
    Help raise money for the animals at Cracker Box Palace as you learn the legends and lore of historic Alasa Farms while you and your horse navigate fun obstacles through the woods and farmland!
  • Trick or Treat around the Farm
    Trick or Treat around the Farm
    Sat, Oct 28
    Cracker Box Palace at Alasa Farms
    Oct 28, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Cracker Box Palace at Alasa Farms, 6420 Shaker Rd, North Rose, NY 14516, USA
    Oct 28, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Cracker Box Palace at Alasa Farms, 6420 Shaker Rd, North Rose, NY 14516, USA
    The Town of Sodus and Cracker Box Palace invite you to come TRICK or TREAT around the farm! Monster Mash Dance-A-Thon, a peer to peer fundraiser and costume contest. Click RSVP to learn more! Enjoy our haunted barns, games, pony rides, lunch, visit with the animals and so much more!
  • 10th Annual Farm Art Exhibit
    10th Annual Farm Art Exhibit
    Wed, Nov 01
    https://www.biddingowl.com/CrackerBoxPalace
    Nov 01, 9:00 AM – Nov 15, 9:00 PM
    https://www.biddingowl.com/CrackerBoxPalace
    Nov 01, 9:00 AM – Nov 15, 9:00 PM
    https://www.biddingowl.com/CrackerBoxPalace
    CBP’s Annual Art Exhibit to benefit Cracker Box Palace at Alasa Farms from November 1st thru November 15th.
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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/feeding

brand development

events & fundraisers

gardens

gift shop

grants

grounds & maintenance

historic

land use

LART

special skills (carpentry, painting, electrical, etc.) tours/community booths

trail work

volunteers

youth programs

Plan to attend one of our monthly Volunteer Orientations:

2nd Saturday 10:30am-12:00pm

or

4th Thursday 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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