History for the Asking


At Riley’s Farm, we are in the business of teaching history, and it is said that learning is half of teaching, …Read more

Making Their Mark: Kids, Gratitude, & Ink Stains


Kids write the funniest, sweetest things… especially when the past comes to life all around them! Living history inspires and empowers young rebels and patriots to take up their mighty pen and make a mark. Their efforts yield treasure in the form of hilarious, heart-warming, and inspiring notes.

Keep it Simple and True, Especially When it Comes to Pie


To give you a better idea of how much care goes into that delicious bite of fresh apple pie, Mike Coleman shows you how our famous pies are created. Huzzah!

Sweet Redemption: Apple Pie in the Last Act


I have a beautiful, embarrassing confession to make. When I was 13, I single-handedly ruined my school’s production of Charlotte’s Web. Chances are you’ve secretly helped me atone for it, and I wanted to say thanks by sharing this survival story (and some advice to help you win that five pound apple pie when you attend the new Sherlock Holmes murder mystery dinner). Improvising and interacting with you on the farm has given me lots of unique little chances to atone for that rough show all those years ago, and to learn about improvisation as survival. The show must go on!

Living in the Real World


Almost every morning, outside my window, I get to watch an 18th century New England village getting ready for the day. …Read more

A Farm is Worth A Million Words


This is the hardest job to explain to people. It’s also the best job I’ve ever tried to, so it …Read more

The Winds Of Change Have Never Smelled So Good


Here at Riley’s Farm, we have amazing customers! Many have been coming to our Farm for over 5, 10, and …Read more

Press Release – June 30, 2014



Local theatre troupe grows family-friendly entertainment on a thriving u-pick apple farm!

Spring Planting


Feel free to weigh in, Riley’s Farm Guests…

The Course Guide of the Universe


How I came to understand Christmas Even as a child, I was attracted to university catalogs and course guides.  It …Read more

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Welcome to Riley’s Farm!

web_ad2Nestled in the apple growing foothills of historic Oak Glen, Riley’s Farm is a working apple orchard and living history farm featuring pick-your-own fruit, living history education, dinner theatre, group banquet facilities and extended, historically-themed overnight stays.

If you’re a teacher or a youth group leader, we have educational day trips of all sorts to meet your needs:

Revolutionary War Adventure 

The Civil War Adventure 

Gold Rush Adventure

Old Joe Homestead Tour

Colonial Farm Life Adventure

Overnight Revolutionary War Adventure.