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Family Farm Day

Annual Otsego & Schoharie County Family Farm Day - August 24
24
Aug
2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, August 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., provides a unique opportunity to discover so much of what our local agriculture has to offer.

Thirty-five farms across two counties invite you to discover their brand of farming. This Guide is your resource to the participating farms. Feel free to visit as many as your schedule permits. Explore fish farming, beekeeping, maple syrup making, cheese making, milk bottling, sheep’s wool processing, cashmere goats, orchards, or cider making, maybe even a “Tiny House.” The maps will help guide you to the farm locations and to plan your day. Each county is shown in its entirety with numbered farms clearly indicating their locations. For access online, visit www.familyfarmday.org, and be sure to download while in regions with stronger signals. Road signs will be posted to assist your tour. The Key to Symbols above indicates which farms have which features, so you may enjoy the tours, rides, activities, free samples, and the opportunity to be close to farm animals where possible. Most importantly, take the time to get acquainted with some of our talented and resourceful producers.

Family Farm Day Etiquette: • Pets are not allowed on Family Farm Day farms. • Please do not stray on farms; remain in designated visitor areas. . . . And be sure to bring a cooler or insulated bag to take home delicious, local, farm-fresh products purchased throughout the day.farmers.

Once again visiting hours will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., so be sure to use the new 2018 Farm Guide (available by July 1 in print and online) to help you navigate to the farm(s) of your choice. Additional Farm Guides are always available at all participating farms and farmers’ markets. Be sure to bring a cooler or insulated bag to take home delicious, local, farm-fresh products purchased throughout the day. Pet owners, please leave them home.

FFD is collaborative effort among Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties, Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce, Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, Schoharie County Tourism, Otsego County Tourism, Schoharie and Otsego County Farm Bureaus, and our participating farms. FFD is made possible at no charge to visitors by our participating sponsors. Please acknowledge their role by supporting their businesses. We’re looking forward to another great day!

What our visitors are saying

“The Mill is a cook's or foodie's dream and the assortment of products couldn't be any more impressive. I love following the arrows as we made our way through each section of treats all beautifully displayed. There were new samples and aromas at every turn! Our weekend in Cooperstown was incredible and the Mill was the perfect stop.”

-Marci - Cooperstown Visitor

“Happy Bastion of Everything Apple”

-Backroads Magazine - Feburary 18

“It was a tradition that my Dad and Mom went to your Mill when I was at home and growing up.  Now, it is a tradition with my youngest daughter and her boyfriend to go every Fall with my husband and I.  You can't beat your cider anywhere.”

-Seena Pughe, Waterville NY

“A diverse operation features everything from collectibles in a museum-like setting to a thriving retail operation”

-Farm Collector Magazine
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