Ever wondered what it was like to live, work, and up keep a farm? Now may be your chance to touch, taste, and feel out the lifestyle of a farmer.
Nearly 40 farmers in Madison County are opening their gates to visitors. Open farm day is held every year by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County. Sue Barbero, a goat farmer from Seven Trees Dairy Farm is one of the farmers participating this year.
The purpose is to show people the variety of local products that are offered around Madison County. The day is meant to be an educational experience, allowing activities ranging from picking your own produce to petting a horse. Guests will have opportunities to tour the farms, meet with the local farmers, view demonstrations, see animals, and even do a little product tasting.
Another fun aspect of the event is the Open Farm Day Passport. The passport is made so you can keep track of all the farms that you visit. Present your passport at each farm in order to receive a stamp. If you receive at least three stamps, you will earn a free giveaway bag! Pick up your Open Farm Day Passport at your local Price Chopper, Madison County Library, online, or at the gates of any participating farms.
Open Farm Day takes place on Saturday, July 28th from 10am to 4pm. You can visit up to 38 farms and attendance is completely free. For more information and a list of participating farms visit openfarmdaymadisoncounty.com/