Granby Open Farm Day on September 10 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.
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.
Here are the participating farms for 2016. Stay tuned for the full schedule of events.
► Clark Farm ► Granby 4-H ► Granby Horse Council ► Granby Pony Club ► Hemlock Knoll ► Hidden Acres Farm ► Holcomb Farm ► Lost Acres Orchard ► Lost Acres Vineyard
► Maple View Farm ► O’Brien Hosta ► Old Beech Farm ► Schoolhouse Farm ► Sepe Farm ► Sweet Pea Cheese ► The Garlic Farm ► The Granby Grange ► Wilhelm Farm
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! (available in August) 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.