Ice Cream, Animals, and Fun at Famoda Farm near Greenville, SC

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Have you heard of Famoda Farm in Tigerville, SC? We just had the most amazing afternoon visiting the farm, enjoying delicious ice cream, and hanging out with baby goats! The cows, donkeys, bunnies, and sheep joined us at the fence to visit, and we even picked up some fresh milk to bring home.

This is a special place, I mean like turn a “grumpy preteen” day into a “sunshine-filled happy day” kind of place. Do you know how rare that is? It’s awesome, which means we’re telling you all about Famoda Farm so you can plan your visit.

Petting a cow at Famoda Farm

Arriving at Famoda Farm

The entrance to Famoda Farms is a gravel driveway with pasture on either side. Just plug the address into your GPS and look for the signs. Even my preteens and teenage kids were stoked to see the cows in the pasture as we drove in. You think it’s cute when little kids love animals. Well, hearing “Aw, there are cows! Hi Cows!” will melt your heart when it comes out of the mouth of a fourteen-year-old boy, too.

Amazing Grazin' Ice cream at Famoda Farm.

Ice Cream at Famoda Farm

Amazing Grazin’ Hand Dipped Ice Cream is the newest addition to Famoda Farm. You’ll find their cute ice cream truck beside the farm store with a wide array of seating options in the shade.

There are quite a few ice cream flavors to choose from, plus toppings that can be added. Choose a cup or cone variety. My kids always go with the “ice cream in a cup and a cone on top option”, having been raised from tots to enjoy the cone without the stress of racing to polish off a melting, dripping cone. But, you know, you do you.

There was one dairy-free option – a lime daiquiri sorbet- that I enjoyed.

Eating Ice Cream at Famoda Farm

Things to Do at Famoda Farm


The ice cream is good, but the animals are the best part, in my humble opinion. Where else can you go enjoy some ice cream and then wander around hanging out with adorable farm animals? Nowhere! There is no admission fee to the farm, so checking out the animals is totally free and you definitely don’t want to skip this part.

Visit with cows, donkeys, bunnies, a sheep, and goats at the Lovin’ Barn. Most of the animals are in pastures, but a few of the older goats roamed with supervision. They aren’t allowed over by the ice cream though, so don’t worry, you won’t have any goats trying to steal your dessert.

Famoda Farm sheep

Some wonderful people at the farm told us about the animals and even walked us over to the baby goats in the barn. Yes, there were baby goats in the barn and yes, we got to pet them.

Baby goats at Famoda Farm

In the barn, depending on the day, you also may find any of Famoda Farm’s other younger cows, Twinkles the sheep, the other goats, and maybe even some baby animals!

Goats at Famoda Farm

The babies in the barn were 2-3 months old and full of energy when we went in 2022. Of the older goats that roamed outside the pasture, one of the youngest is Billy. He’s a little over a year old and super sweet. The other two goats are Fancie and Mama Goat. Fancie is the tan goat and she was not into pets, preferring to meander to a new patch of grass to munch when approached. Mama Goat is the largest goat and she spent most of her time relaxing in the shade.

A curious goat at Famoda Farm

Feed a Baby Cow

If you visit when it’s time for one of the calves to have a bottle, you can have a turn giving them the bottle! When we visited at the end of August 2022, the baby cow, Rusty, was just 6 days old and super enthusiastic about his bottle. There’s no cost to interact with the animals or feed the babies. In the future, the farm plans to bring in more bottle-fed babies, giving families a chance to participate in the work that goes into raising animals on the farm by feeding them.

Feeding Rusty the calf

And just because this is seriously cool, and Rusty and his little “moos” for his bottle are so stinking cute, here’s another Rusty bottle photo.

Feeding a baby cow at Famoda Farm


There is an outdoor play space with climbing equipment, a see-saw, and more fun things for younger kids. All of the equipment is spread out across a shaded lawn, perfectly inviting even in the summer heat. This is a great spot for the kids to run off some of that ice cream before popping them back in the car.

Playground at Famoda Farm

Grazers: Farm Store at Famoda Farm

The farm store, called Grazers has lots of local items like raw milk, Happy Cow milk, local cheese, and local meats. You’ll also find pottery, candles, and other locally made items that would make excellent gifts.

Grazers farm store at Famoda Farm

Event Space

Famoda Farm also has a beautiful barn event space that can be rented for weddings, baby showers, and really any large gathering.

Cows at Famoda Farm

Beef Shares

Famoda Farms offers full or half shares of beef, either 400 or 800 pounds. They process five or six per month and you can even pick out your cow if you want and meat cuts. The price is $10/pound and the farm uses zero additives or hormones.

Famoda Farm: Our Review

I’m trying to figure out if I can justify taking the kids out for ice cream again tomorrow, too. Or, maybe we’ll finish that whole gallon of milk I just bought tomorrow morning so we can go back and buy some more.

Truly, it was one of the best summer afternoons I’ve had with the kids this year.

The farm is perfectly set up for families to enjoy. If you like ice cream, if you like animals, if you just need a gallon of milk, go visit. I don’t think you’ll regret it.

Petting a cow at Famoda Farm

Things to Know

It’s a farm. There are animals and that means poo, insects, and even those pesky fire ants. Closed-toed shoes would be a good choice if you plan to walk around by the animals.

You can pet all the animals that come to the fence, just be mindful of the wire on the inside of the fences. They are electric, they are on, and they will hurt if you touch them.

Ice cream is open Friday and Saturday from 12 pm to 9 pm, and Sunday from 4 pm to 9 pm
Grazers (farm store) is open Wednesday – Friday 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 1 pm

Please note that when the farm has festivals like their Fall Festival in October, the animals will be moved to the festival grounds (3 Camp Creek Rd). Admission is charged for these festivals.

Famoda Farm
7410 Mountain View Road, Taylors

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About the Author
Maria Bassett is a former school orchestra teacher, turned homeschool mom. She and her husband homeschool their 3 sons and 1 daughter, who range from 4th grade through 9th grade. Believing children learn best when they are engaged and having fun, this family loves to take their homeschool on the road, around Greenville and beyond.

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