Open Farm Day is Just a Few Months Away on July 28th!

Open Farm Day is your opportunity to learn more about the local food grown right in your back yard in Madison County and this year’s event is just a few months away! Cornell Cooperative Extension is thrilled to announce the 6th annual Open Farm Day, on Saturday, July 27th between 10am and 4pm. 37 farms will be opening their gates to the public on this day. Open Farm Day is an amazing opportunity for you, your family and your friends to travel Madison County, tour the farms, sample some homegrown products, see farm animals and experience the bounty of Madison County Agriculture.  All you need is an Open Farm Day passport and a cooler to bring home lots of local food.

This year, the Open Farm Day Prize for visiting 3 or more farms is a Madison County Picnic Pack, an insulated drawstring backpack (pictures coming soon on Facebook!).  Just get your Passport stamped at 3 different farms, fill out the survey on the back of the Stamp Card and turn it in at your final stop in exchange for the Open Farm Day Prize.

Open Farm Day is sure to be a fun and exciting event as well as a great way to experience the diversity of locally produced products and Madison County farmers. Price Chopper very generously prints 20,000 full-page brightly colored Open Farm Day Passports. These will be available at 10 Price Chopper locations in CNY, mailed directly to thousands of homes in Madison County as well as distributed to key locations in Onondaga, Oneida and Madison Counties. For more information on Open Farm Day participants and the availability of Passports please visit: www.MadisonCountyAgriculture.com/OpenFarmDay – or “Like” Madison County Agriculture Economic Development on Facebook to keep up-to-date on the latest Open Farm Day news.

Open Farm Day would not be possible without the support of our sponsors:  Price Chopper Grocery Store, Farm Family Insurance, CaroVail, Chobani, Madfoods.com, Gorman Foundation, Farm Credit East, Buy Local Madison County, Country Folks, Northeast Hop Alliance, Eagle Publications, Clinton Tractor and Implement Co., Morrisville State College,  WMCR, Gifford Foundation, Plank Road Magazine, Farm Bureau of Madison County, Empire Brewery, Colgate Inn, Upstate Institute at Colgate University, Organic Valley, Hamilton Partnership for Community Development, Southern Madison Heritage Trust Inc., Den Kelly, Kriemhild Dairy Farms, Tanner Ins., Parry’s, Foothill Hops, Wormuth Dairy & Refrigeration LLC, Charles Husted Inc., Cargill, Obreza Trucking, Endless Trails Farm, Queensboro Farm Products Inc., M. Burton Marshall, Cooley’s True value, Empire Buffalo, Ingallside Meadows Farm, Creekside Meadows Farm and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County.