The third annual Orange Open Farms Day will be held on Saturday, August 27th. The public is invited to visit four farms in Orange between 12:00 and 4:30 pm that day — Buttermilk Lane, Field View Farm, Maple View Farm and Treat Farm. The purpose of this free “open house” is to promote local farming and showcase the variety of products and services these farms have to offer the community. Guests who visit all four locations during the course of the day will be entered into a raffle for a prize contributed by the farms.
Ongoing Orange Open Farms Day Activities:
Buttermilk Lane: farm animal petting zoo, child-friendly vegetable garden
Field View Farm: ice cream/farm store, visit with the animals in the barnyard
Maple View Farm: visit the petting zoo and horses, play on the playground
Treat Farm: antique tractor & farm equipment display by Hayland Farm, vegetables & flowers for sale, self-guided farm walk including corn maze
4:30 pm: End your day at Field View Farm, where the Hine family has invited the public to observe as they milk their cows.
1:30-3:00 pm: Jeff Wilson of Treat Farm is featured in Emily Brooks’ new book, Connecticut Farmer & Feast. Author EmilyBrooks will be having a book signing at Treat Farm during Open Farms Day from 1-3 pm. Watch the video to get a quick peek inside this 90-acre family farm that grows vegetables and has a small corn maze for guests to enjoy.
Follow the Orange Open Farms Day event on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orangectfarms) and Twitter @orangectfarms.
More details, including a schedule of events for the day, a map of participating farms, and a Farm Pass (needed to participate in the raffle), can be found by visiting www.orangectfarms.com.