Granby Open Farm Day on September 9 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 Sweet Pea Cheese!
Look forward to seeing these participating farms on Open Farm Day:
► Clark Farm ► Granby 4-H ► Granby Horse Council ► Granby Pony Club ► Valkyrie Equestrian Center ► Hidden Acres Farm & Stables ► Holcomb Farm CSA ► Lost Acres Vineyard
► Maple View Farm ► O’Brien Hosta ► Sepe Farm ► Sweet Pea Cheese/House of Hayes ► The Garlic Farm ► The Granby Grange ► Lost Acres Orchard ► Hemlock Knoll
Don't forget to pick up your passport at your first stop and collect a stamp at each farm you visit. 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.
2017 Passport Prizes Include:
$25 gift certificate to Clark Farm at Bushy Hill Orchard
4-H logo cinch bag and water bottle
$25 gift certificate for Sweet Pea Cheese/House of Hayes farm store
Original art print created by Horse Council member Deb Simon
Pony Club logo shirt
Basket of herbal medicine and wildlife print from Hidden Acres Farm
Holcomb Farm logo trucker hat and 2 jars Holcomb Farm crushed tomatoes
$25 gift certificate towards Hemlock Knoll products
Certificate for 1 Lost Acres Orchard pie per month for 3 months
Certificate for 2 wine tastings at Lost Acres Vineyard
$25 gift certificate to Maple View Farm store
2 gallon hosta 'Goodness Gracious' from O'Brien Nurserymen
$25 gift certificate towards a whole or half Sepe Farm lamb
Garlic Farm hanging garlic bunch
1 year membership to the Granby Grange No. 5
Certificate for 3 riding lessons at Valkyrie Equestrian Center
Your day won't be complete without a bite to eat from one of these spots!