Schoharie-Otsego Family Farm Day 2016

Schoharie-Otsego Family Farm Day 2016

Calling Schoharie & Otsego County Farms!!

Sign-Up to Participate in the 4th Annual Family Farm Day Saturday, August 13, 2016, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Family Farm Day (FFD) is a signature event in Schoharie County during the peak of the growing and tourist season ~ now open to Otsego County farms. Participation is free for farms and visitors. Farms experience widespread publicity, excellent farm product sales, and an expanded customer base while visitors build awareness about local farming.

To register your farm, please download the printable form and mail to CCE Schoharie and Otsego Counties, 173 South Grand St., Suite 1, Cobleskill, NY 12043. Please register at your earliest convenience, but surely by April 1, 2016. For more information contact David Cox at (518) 234-4303 or 296-8310, or email schoharie@cornell.edu.

To participate, farm owners and/or those knowledgeable about the farm must be available between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 13 to welcome visitors, showcase and sell farm products, provide samples, give tours, answer questions, and host farm activities and/or demonstrations.

Each participating farm will have its information printed in the official FFD Farm Guide (~40K copies for 2016), distributed in targeted channels throughout the region. Plus the entire Farm Guide will be available on-line, especially effective for travel planning and smart phone users.

Through our marketing strategy, readers, viewers, and listeners will be aware of FFD and the variety of farms, farm products, and farm activities available in both counties. Our media strategy includes print articles, display ads, radio interviews, Facebook and Twitter, and posts on respective websites, all leading up to Family Farm Day.

FFD is a collaborative event produced by 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, SUNY Cobleskill, and, of course, Schoharie and Otsego County farms.

We look forward to hearing from you!

2015 Participating Farms

Barber's Farm

Bison Island Farm

Black Willow Pond Farm

Bohringer's Fruit Farm

Brookworks, LLC

Buck Hill Farm

Buck's Maple Barn & Buckvale Dairy Farm

Cold Spring Farm

Danforth Jersey Farm (Cowbella)

Heather Brook Hill Clydesdales

Heather Ridge Farm

Hessian Hill Farm

Kymar Farm Winery & Distillery

Parsons Farms

Reed's Real Beef Farm

Royal Oak Farm

Schoharie Valley Farms Carrot Barn

Signal Hill Farms

Stone House Farm

SUNY Cobleskill Campus Farm

Weathertop Farm

Wellington's Herbs & Spices

Participating Farmers' Markets

Festival Farmers' Market

Sharon Springs Farmers' Market

Summit Farmers' Market

Schoharie Fresh (on-line virtual market)

Family Farm Day is an agri-tourism initiative of Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties (CCE) and the Schoharie and Otsego County Chambers of Commerce.  Family Farm Day has become our signature event during the peak of the growing season.

The greater Schoharie Valley along with Otsego County, much of which is known as “the breadbasket of the American Revolution, with rich farmland suitable for wheat crops, corn, vegetables, and apples, the region became an essential source of food for Revolutionary War troops.  Today, Schoharie and Otsego Counties provide as rich and diverse an agricultural experience as you’ll find anywhere.

Contact

David Cox
Ag Program Leader
dgc23@cornell.edu
(518) 234-4303, ext. 119

Last updated January 29, 2016