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“Very disappointing”
Review of Superstition Farm

Superstition Farm
Ranked #24 of 64 things to do in Mesa
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Owner description: Superstition Farm, a working family dairy farm has just recently opened its doors for public tours. The Stechnij family, all native Arizonians, own and operate the 27 acre dairy in East Mesa. Supersitition Farm allows guests to "Gather their Senses" by SEEING the day to day work on the farm, HEARING the sounds of the farm life, TOUCHING the animals, TASTING the food on the farm and SMELLING that fresh country air. The farm tours include a hayride tour of the dairy, education in the resource center where guests will learn the tools of the farm trade and how their milk gets to their refrigerator.
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Met a friend after work planning to spend some time there. Very few vendors for the "farmers market" and all were extremely expensive. There were many containers of moldy food in the dairy case. We were in and out in under 10 minutes. I'll give it that the place was clean which is no small task since it is a dairy farm. Unless I missed something I'm not sure what the hype is about. City kids can pet a chicken I guess.

5  Thank Shery V
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superfarm, Owner at Superstition Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2012

What an unfortunate review to write about a small family farm to try to damage it's reputation as well as the great & loyal vendors that set up on Thursday evenings for the Super Farm Market. That's a shame you would feel the desire to do that, to only us, & no one else. One review. That's the totality of your Trip Advisor contribution in words. One review.

Please allow me to tell you what the hype is about. The hype is about community. It's about loyalty. It's about supporting local farmers, ranchers, & artisans. It's about putting your money where your house is.

We offer (during our Market) beef, chicken, eggs, lamb, fruits, vegetables, bread, health care products such as soaps & lotions, pasta, salsa, dog treats, baked goods, honey, candy, ice cream, dinner, milk, cheese, butter, & more. (NONE of which is moldy. We resent that very greatly. You were mistaken. I'm absolutely POSITIVE of that.) Think of it as a local grocery store. Local, meaning everything sold during the market was made by your neighbors in Arizona. Pretty. Darn. Cool.

We offer horse rides, hay rides, opportunities to hand feed rescue animals, & bottle feed a baby calf. We offer educational tours, custom parties & get togethers. We host a Market & events that draw thousands of people every year. We give people the chance to learn more about where their food comes from, the opportunity to ask the people that make YOUR food questions. You can't do that in a grocery store.

We have donated a portion of our property to some local non-profits that have built the largest completely solar ran garden in the state. The work they've accomplished is amazing. We have scores of rescue animals at our property that we take care of. And yes, you can even hold a chicken. As if that's a silly thing. WE think it's darn cool, & so do thousands of kids & adults that hold one each year at SuperFarm.

We do all of this, out of the goodness of our heart. There really isn't a lot of places people can come visit like Superstition Farm. We think it's an essential piece of our com-Moo-unity. Sorry you' couldn't see that. Too bad you're not part of it. But the thing is, we ONLY want happy, positive people to visit our home. Negative energy isn't good for the soul. We can do without. Bummer you didn't see the magic in the simple things, but it sounds like maybe we aren't a good fit for each other. And that's ok.

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Reviewed January 22, 2012

Such a lovely place to visit. Stroll around the property and grab a bite to eat. A jewel in the desert.

5  Thank Arizonagirl56
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

A bit of nature for the city dwellers and an education to boot!

2  Thank TRL54
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

We've been a few times to Superstition Farm as they have many different events. My husband and I joined them for a tour one Saturday. While you wait for the tour, you can visit their friendly petting zoo animals and play fetch with Toby the Farm Dog. The tour is a hayride around the cow enclosures while Farmer Jason tells you all about their business. I have a new appreciation for the care of these animals after visiting. On any given day they have a handful of babies born, so you're almost assured a newborn sighting, and one time we watched one being born! We've also visited them for 2 Chef du Moo dinners and visited their Mooey Christmas vendor fair. We're excited to visit for a Thursday night Farmers Market, but haven't quite made it over there yet. Oh! And we've stopped by countless times to buy fresh eggs, milk, cheese and ice cream from the store. We LOVE Superstition Farm!

3  Thank atpanda
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Reviewed December 12, 2011

Lovely drive from Mesa along the Red Mountain freeway to get to the farm. Mostly a set up for kids. Enjoy the ice cream and petting zoo.

1  Thank melanista
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