Cornell Cooperative Extension

Schoharie and Otsego Counties

Schoharie Family Farm Day 2014

Schoharie Family Farm Day 2014

Schoharie Family Farm Day 2013

Schoharie Family Farm Day 2013

Schoharie County Family Farm Day

Looking to take a fabulous day-trip to learn where your food comes from?  Even take some home?  Welcome to the 2nd Annual Schoharie County Family Farm Day (FFD). Catch the buzz about local food – and spirits – with real farm experiences.  Visit for free as many participating farms amidst our scenic landscapes as your schedule permits between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. – rain or shine!

Local farm families look forward to welcoming you to their farms for hands-on awareness and education about agriculture.  Sample bountiful farm-fresh products.  Enjoy farm demonstrations, activities, tours, and more.  Bring a cooler or insulated grocery bag to preserve your farm-fresh products purchased during the day.  A limited supply of Family Farm Day insulated bags will be on hand.

Plan your trip in advance or virtually on the road by viewing our FFD Farm Guide in print or online at the Schoharie County Family Farm Day Guide 2014.  Printed guides will be available at participating farms and farmers’ markets, and at select locations in Schoharie County, the Capital District, Greene, and Otsego Counties.  Recipients of the My Shopper “Schoharie Valley Edition” will find a printed Guide inserted in the August 10 issue.

Participating FFD 2014 farms and farmers’ markets:

Barber's Farm                           
Peck & Potter Farm
Black Willow Pond Farm Reed's Real Beef Farm
Bohringer's Fruit Farm Royal Oak Farm
Brookworks, LLC Sap Bush Hollow Farm
Buck Hill Farm Schoharie Valley Farms Carrot Barn
Cold Spring Farm Signal Hill Farms
Cowbella Creamery Skyhill Farm
Falling Water Farm Stone House Farm
Heather Ridge Farm SUNY Cobleskill Campus Farm
Hessian Hill Farm Weathertop Farm
Parsons Vegetable Farm Wellington's Herbs & Spices

Festival Farmers' Market
Sharon Springs Farmers' Market
Summit Farmers' Market

 

Please take a moment also and note to the right our participating sponsors who have made possible for free farm participation.  Your recognition and patronage of their respective businesses is much appreciated.

Family Farm Day is an agri-tourism initiative of Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties (CCE) and the Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce.  By all accounts from our inaugural event in 2013, Family Farm Day has become our signature event during the peak of the growing season.

The greater Schoharie Valley, much of which became designated as Schoharie County in 1795, 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 County provides 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 August 1, 2014