Granby Open Farm Day on September 12 offers a glimpse behind the scenes at about a dozen farms in Granby, Connecticut: See the fields where your food grows and the facilities where milk turns into cheese. Watch a horse-training clinic and a sheep shearing demonstration. Take a wagon ride, taste a new wine or the first apples of the season, try out spinning some wool, or take your photo on a tractor.
Experience the variety of agriculture in Granby, with stops that showcase veggie farms, horse farms, orchards, a landscape nursery, and a vineyard, plus a cattle farm and a dairy.
Catch exhibits, demonstrations, tastings, and tours of areas of the farms not usually open to the public. Special events are scheduled all day; there is truly something for everyone.
this year – Open Farm Day Memorabilia!! Open Farm Day T-shirts will be available for sale at the Granby 4-H booth at Sweet Pea
Farm. Come support local agriculture and
the Granby 4-H.
Open Farm Day Calendar – Renowned photographer and Granby resident Gary Melnysyn
has been busy visiting the farms and capturing candid shots of our farms. The result is an Open Farm Day calendar
showcasing Granby agriculture. Calendars will be
available for purchase on Open Farm Day at several farms, and at Gary’s studio , Hidden Acres Yoga & Art Gallery, at 114 East
Sepe Farm - sheep shearing and spinning demonstrations, and a kids' felting activity all day! (at Lost Acres Vineyard)
Sweet Pea Cheese at the House of Hayes - farm tours, meet the goats and cows, and sample our cheese, milk, and yogurt, and get lost in the corn maze
The Garlic Farm - Recipe handouts at the farm store while supplies last; farm tour, growing your own garlic, and Recipe handouts at the farm store while supplies last. Sample roasted garlic and peppers, too.
The Granby 4-H Clubs - project displays and presentations, food items and OPEN FARM DAY T-SHIRTS for sale, and small craft activities (located at House of Hayes/Sweet Pea Cheese)
The Granby Horse Council - learn about the different horse breeds, riding demonstrations, kids' games, and horses for you to meet and pet (at Schoolhouse Farm)
Granby Pony Club - offering pony rides (small fee) and training/riding demo from Marcus Rhatigan (at Lost Acres Vineyard)
The Institute of Sustainable Nutrition -learn the "new old ways" of harvesting and preparing food and medicinal plants from your sustainable garden (at Old Beech Farm)
and the historic Granby Grange #5- "People and te Land" photo contest (enter your own or vote for your favorite), the chili cookoff (with chili available for purchase for lunch), and Briarwoods canning demonstrations
Don't forget to pick up your passport at your first stop and collect a stamp at each farm you visit. Or, save time and print your passport! Turn in your passport at the last farm you visit to be entered in a drawing for these great prizes. Winners will be announced on the GranbyAg.org Facebook Page and notified by email.
Maple View Farm gift certificate Hemlock Knoll gift certificate Horse Council T-shirt Briarwoods Farm gift certificate Clark Farm gift certificate O'Brien Nurserymen Foxtail Asparagus Fern
Sweet Pea Cheese gift certificate Lost Acres Vineyard wine tasting pair Garlic Farm garlic braid Old Beech Farm hamburger package 4-H bag, notepad, pencil
Sepe Farm gift certificate Lost Acres Orchard pies Holcomb Farm CSA fleece and hat Salmon Brook Vets gift certificates Schoolhouse Farmgift basket Granby Grange framed winning contest photo