Family Farm Day 2023

Family Farm Day will take place this year on Saturday, August 26, 2023! Participating farms in Schoharie, Otsego, and Delaware Counties will be opening their barn doors to visitors from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Family Farm Day 2023 Farm Guide is your resource to learn more about the participating farms.  Explore fish farming, beekeeping, maple syrup making, cheese making, milk bottling, sheep’s wool processing, cashmere goats, orchards, cider making, and much more. We’re excited to introduce you to the participating farms in Delaware County. Feel free to visit as many as your schedule permits. This is a unique opportunity; visit as many as you can!

Be sure to bring a cooler or insulated grocery bag to take home delicious, local, farm-fresh products purchased throughout the day.

Visit the official website for the event here and download the full Farm Guide here to see all the participating farms. Engage with the interactive map here to plan your route through Delaware County.

PARTICIPATING DELAWARE COUNTY FARMS
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A view of 10 plus wooden-raised beds with green leafy plants growing in abundance. There is an outline of a mountain with a glimpse of blue sky in the background.

Photo courtesy of Birdsong Farm

Birdsong Farm Community Garden
Carla Crim
(607) 746-3821
38480 State Highway 10, Delhi, NY
Facebook: Birdsong Farm Community Garden
Instagram: @birdsongfarm_communitygarden
Website: www.birdsongfarmny.com
Email: ceh27@cornell.edu

The Birdsong Farm Community Garden is designed to be accessible to gardeners of all ages and experience levels with raised beds and wide gravel pathways. Bio-intensive practices are utilized to grow the most amount of food in the least amount of space. Unlike allotment-style community gardens, participants work together and share in the harvest. Educators and Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension oversee the day-to-day operations, and host educational events and work sessions. The garden is family friendly and is a great place for children (and adults) to get hands-on experience and gain a greater appreciation for food production.
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A family of eight white people stand in front of a silver maple syrup tank inside of a wooden shack. Everyone is smiling and wearing sweatshirts or jackets.

Photo courtesy of Brookside Maple

Brookside Maple and Farm
Matthew Scobie
607-746-6618
2544 County Highway 2 Delancey, NY
Facebook: Brookside Maple
Website: brooksidemapleandfarm.com
Email: Brooksidemaple@yahoo.com

Brookside Maple and Farm is family owned and operated, with a focus on quality maple syrup and maple products. They raise Hereford beef, Romney sheep, turkeys and pasture raised chickens. Yarn and dryer balls will be available.

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Photo of a highlander beef cow with long horns. The cow is looking directly at the camera.

Burn Ayr Farm
Kevin and Kathy (Thomson) Sullivan
607-746-7287
21031 State Highway 28, Delhi, NY 13753
Facebook: Burn Ayr Farm
Instagram: @burnayrfarm
Website: www.burnayrfarm.com
Email: burnayrfarm@delhi.net

Burn Ayr Farm is a small multi-generational farm raising 100% grass-fed highland beef cattle and featuring local products in their seasonal farm store.

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An aerial view of a dairy farm in Delaware County. There is a big red barn, silos, a huge white farmhouse, and fields.

Photo courtesy of the farm

Del-Rose Farm, The Hanselmans, The Farmer’s Wife
Barbara Hanselman
607-538-9633
9635 County Highway 18, Bloomville, NY
Facebook: Del-Rose Farm
Email: farmerswife_00@yahoo.com

Del-Rose Farm is a proud dairy farm that also grows and sells sweet corn, tomatoes, and other vegetables. Barb Hanselman, The Farmer’s Wife, also bakes pies, sticky buns, and other treats for all to buy and enjoy. The farmers look forward to having you visit and see their cows and calves, the hay and corn growing in the field, the vegetables in the gardens, the tomatoes growing in the greenhouse, and a hayride to see the Delaware River! There will be some of The Farmer’s Wife baked goods to sample, sweet corn to taste, and lots of farm’s products available for purchase in our farm stand. Del-Rose Farm is a family farm producing great food for the community!

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Hubble Family Farm logo of the outline of a highlander cows head. Frozen meat is circling the logo.

Hubbell Family Farm
Burr Hubbell
845-586-2500
46124 NY-30, Margaretville, NY 12455
Facebook: Hubbell Family Farm
Instagram: @hubbellfamilyfarms
Website: hubbellfamilyfarms.com
Email: info@hubbells.com

Family owned and operated since 1848, Hubbell Family Farms offers a range of seasonal products including naturally raised Highlander Beef and Berkshire Pork, maple syrup, honey, and apple cider-grown in the heart of the Catskills.

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An apple tree in bloom is front and center with green lush trees in the background, rolling hills, and a blue sky.

Photo courtesy of Maplewood Farm & Orchard

Maplewood Farm & Orchard
Karen S. LaFever
607-746-6339
596 Miller Avenue, Bovina Center, NY
Facebook: Maplewood Farm Orchard
Website: www.maplewoodfarmny.com
Email: maplewood@delhi.net

A family tradition begun in the 1920’s of making maple products continues into its fourth generation here in Bovina. Duane LaFever and sons Cody, Cullen and wife Karen, tap maple trees, utilizing approximately 1800 taps each winter at their maple farm along the pristine Bramley Mountain Brook. All the taps are gravity fed through a network of tubing into collection tanks inside the new sugar house. They produce golden, 100% pure maple syrup, maple candies and smooth-as-silk maple cream as well as many other delicious products. These other products include peppered maple mustard, maple apple pumpkin spread, gourmet maple coated nuts, maple cranberry almond granola, maple lollipops, maple cotton candy, maple popcorn, and oatmeal and buttermilk pancakes mixes.

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View of a small red shed with the name "Sunrise Mountain Orchard" on the side. A double rainbow gleams from end to end above the shed in a cloudy sky.

Photo courtesy of Sunrise Mountain Orchard

Sunrise Mountain Orchard
201-665-1985
1173 Sunrise Mountain Road, Bloomville, NY 13739
Facebook: Sunrise Mountain Orchard
Website: www.sunrisemountainorchard.com
Email: billc92644@gmail.com

Sunrise Mountain Orchard is located in Wright Brook Valley in the Western Catskills. It is a boutique apple orchard growing 24 varieties of eating and cider apples. The first 200 trees were planted by the previous owner in 2015, and after the property was acquired by Sunrise Mountain Orchard, they planted another 200 trees in two years. They are a low key and no pressure orchard. Apples are priced seasonally per bag. Bulk orders or apples, cider and honey can be arranged.