Family Farm Day 2019
For the last six years, visitors have enjoyed Family Farm Day, a unique opportunity to visit farms throughout Schoharie and Otsego Counties. Delaware County joined the fun with a variety of farms all over the County opening their barn doors to visitors last year and they will do it again this year. Please join the family fun again on Saturday, August 24th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The 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. 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.
Participating Delaware County Farms
Birdsong Farm Community Garden
38480 State Highway 10, Delhi, NY
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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.
Brookside Maple and Farm is family owned and operated, with a focus on quality maple syrup and maple products. We raise Hereford beef, Romney sheep, Bourbon Red turkeys and pasture raised broilers. Tour the sap house and sample maple syrup, cream and other maple goodies! See how wool is made into yarn and try your hand at it if you like! The sap house will be open from 10 to 4, or call ahead if you want to stop by another time.
Byebrook Farm us an active dairy farm with 45 Holstein milk cows and 35 head of young stock. This farm has been in our family for eight generations. Our cows are pastured and we work hard to produce high quality, wholesome milk. Raw milk is bottled fresh every morning for our roadside stand customers. We also make a delicious raw milk Gouda cheese with a few varieties to choose from. Eggs, honey, and baked goods can be found at our stand too. We gladly welcome you to come enjoy our farm, animals, and food – cheese samples and free milk and cookies.
Covered Bridge Farm Market & Joleanna Holsteins
309 Covered Bridge Rd Unadilla NY
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Joleanna Holsteins and Covered Bridge Farm Market are owned by the Johnson’s of Unadilla. We are primarily a dairy farm that milks 150 Holsteins and we also grow vegetables for our seasonal roadside market. We grow crops on 600 acres consisting of corn, alfalfa and grass hay. Our vegetables grown consist of primarily sweet corn and tomatoes in high tunnels. we also grow a large variety of other vegetables fresh picked daily. In the fall we have a large selection of pumpkins, squash, apples and other fall decorations as well as a corn maze and several other fun activities.
Dan Finn Farm
77 Huff Rd., Delhi, NY
On our farm we believe in producing wholesome food for our family and sharing our bounty with our neighbors and friends. Home to pastured cows, pigs, chickens, ducks, and horses, we welcome you to visit, meet our animals, and shop our farm store stocked with eggs, beef, pork, maple syrup, jams, and Cowbella butter and cheese from our sister farm, Danforth Jersey Farm.
Del-Rose Farm/The Farmer’s Wife
607-538-9633/ 607-287-1141 C
9635 Cty Hwy 18 Bloomville, NY
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Del-Rose Farm is a proud dairy farm that also grows and sells sweet corn, tomatoes, and other vegetables. Mom Hanselman, The Farmer’s Wife, also bakes pies, sticky buns, and other treats for all to buy and enjoy. We look forward to having you visit and see our cows and calves, the hay and corn growing in the field, the vegetables in the gardens, the tomatoes growing in our 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 our farm’s products available for purchase in our farm stand. We are a family farm producing great food for you!!!
We are a small kid friendly goat farm and micro – creamery located in the heart of Andes, NY. We make cheese, yogurt and bottle our own milk. We have a small farm store and are open for tours on weekends with advance notice.
We are a small family dairy farm in Walton NY. We also raise our own beef, pork, poultry and eggs. We have our own on Farm creamery that we pasteurize and bottle our own milk, make homemade ice cream and cheese. All of our products are for sale in our farm market. We also offer seasonal vegetables, country gifts and local honey.
Glenanore Farm LLC
2363 Bramley Mountain Rd, Bovina Center, NY
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At Glenanore Farm the animals care for the land and the humans care for the animals. Here you will meet Mike and Donna, Irish Dexter cattle, Saanan and Nubian Goats, KuneKune pigs and a hard working flock of laying hens. All the livestock are small, friendly and enjoy attention. Learn how “ag-retirement” offers a unique and fulfilling lifestyle for both people and animals. Eggs, Goat sausage and chicken will be available for purchase.
Set on top of Bramley Mountain, we have 250 blueberry and raspberry bushes, a small apple orchard, organic fruit and vegetable garden, free-range chickens, Boer goats, and heritage breed pigs.
Humdinger Holsteins and Farm Store
Terri Holdridge / Nicole Metzko
(607) 538-1041, (607) 222-4856
53159 State Highway 10, Bloomville, NY
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The Holdridge family has been dairy farming in Delaware County for more than four generations. We chose to continue this tradition because we wanted to work with one another every day, share our livelihood with our children, and work outside with the creation and animals we love. You’re welcome to stop in and hear our passion for farming, experience some up-close-and-personal cow interactions, and enjoy a hay ride. We’ve recently opened a farm store with home-grown beef and goods from our local agricultural businesses. We’re excited to partner with our community and offer these products. We’d love to meet you
La Basse Cour is a small family farm in balance with nature, practicing regenerative farming methods. We raise chickens for eggs, sheep and goats for fiber, and tend our market garden. Our on-farm store also offers dairy, meats, jams, maple and honey from our neighbor farmers, plus our yarn, and botanicals and crafts by local artisans. Our 1850’s Greek Revival farmhouse is our home with two rooms for bed & breakfast guests. Our farm animals, including our family cows, rescue horses, pony, ducks and geese, cats and dogs are very friendly. The original outbuildings take us back to another era. Farm visits are welcome and tours are available anytime.
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 approx. 1800 taps each winter at their maple farm along the pristine Bramley Mtn. Brook. We have a new Sugar House and a new CDL 3 x 12 oil fired evaporator. All the taps gravity feed though a network of tubing into collection tanks inside the sugar house. We produce golden, 100% pure maple syrup, maple candies and smooth as silk maple cream as well as many other delicious products such as peppered maple mustard, maple apple pumpkin spread, gourmet maple coated nuts, maple cranberry almond granola, maple lollipops, maple cotton candy, oatmeal and buttermilk pancakes mixes and also stock maple popcorn and maple brittle.
Mountain View Dairy is a family run, diversified dairy operation. Our summers are filled with harvesting hay for our animals to eat all through the long upstate winters. We are strong supporters of agritourism and offer a farm stay vacation rental year round. We are firm believers in providing, sharing and live by the ways of neighbors helping neighbors. Mountain View Dairy enjoys sharing farm life on social media for all to see. We have farm raised meat available too, don’t forget to bring a cooler. Farm to table is amazing!!!
Palmer Family Farm
1301 Houghtaling Hollow Rd, East Meredith, NY
Facebook: Palmer’s Family Farm: Meadow Brook Maple and Dairy
The Palmer Family Farm was established in 1954, and it continues today with the 4th generation continuing the dairy and maple farm. The farm is nestled in the heart of the Catskill Mountains in Delaware County. Sunrises and sunsets are a treasure of the Hollow where the farm rests next to the Ouleout Creek. We welcome visitors to our farm. Come learn about maple production and dairy farming and where your milk comes from, come visit us. We have produce for sale: pure New York wood fired Maple syrup and maple products, farm fresh eggs, and garden produce.
Riverdale Farm & Forest is a family operated livestock and maple syrup farm. Our family has farmed in the Delhi area for 8 generations dating back to the late 1700’s. We are excited to share our farm and story with those who are interested! Come see our beef cows grazing, Berkshire pigs rooting, and sample our delicious maple syrup!
Roam On The Range grows healthy food on a small scale and hosts guests interested in reconnecting to the natural cycle of food production. We raise 100% grass-fed meat goats and turkeys, ducks and chickens. Our nascent food-forest includes a variety of berries, grape vines, fruit and nut trees.The large vegetable garden is till-free and wild!
Sherman Hill Farmstead
9626 Cty Hwy 21 Franklin NY
Facebook: Sherman Hill Farmstead Cheeses
We are a small family farm producing dairy goats milk cheese since 1993. Tour our creamery, visit the goats, milk a goat, take home a ricotta cheese recipe and more.
We’re very excited to be part of Family Farm Day! As a full-service Farm Store, Feed Mill, and Crop Center for 80+ years, we carry local farm products, such as Cowbella milk, Harpersfield cheeses, Byebrook Farm cheese, Shaver Hill maple products, Blenheim Hill sorghum syrup, Ballards honey, and more. We’ll have activities, among them a “farm theme” face painter. Tours include: the Feed Mill for custom dairy, hog, sheep, poultry, and beef; and the Fertilizer Blend Plant for custom blends for assorted crops—even blueberries! And, of course, we’ll have farm equipment on display, including our rigs for custom applications.
Weathered Hill Farm LLC
243 Doroski Road, South Kortright, NY
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Located in South Kortright, NY, we are a meat sheep farm that raises katahdin lambs. We use draft horses to work the land around us, chickens run around, and Oprah the sow lazily eats our leftovers.