It's time to celebrate agribusiness! The 11th Annual Family Farm Day 2023 arrives on August 26th, and is a great way to learn about your local farms and their products.
Supporting Local Farms and Related Businesses
Family Farm Day is hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schoharie and Otsego County and showcases agriculture related businesses in both counties while including those in Delaware County. Through the businesses hosting open houses, visitors will interact directly with farmers and learn more about what they produce.
What You'll Find During Your Visit
The organizers urge visitors to plan their day using this interactive map. Family Farm Day is designed to connect people to their local farmers. Per the CCE Schoharie and Otsego Counties website: FFD provides local farms and related businesses the opportunity to introduce current and new customers to diverse, high-quality products, generate farm-gate sales, build long-term customer bases, and share the ever-evolving farm ‘stories’ that keep the importance of agriculture in the public dialogue.
Important Family Farm Day 2023 Reminders
For everyone's safety and enjoyment, there are rules that event organizers are asking all participants to follow. First, please leave your pets at home! They are not allowed at participating farms. Second, these are working farms that have equipment and livestock animals that might be unfamiliar to you. For everyone's safety, please stay within designated areas.
Finally, it's advised that you bring along coolers or reusable grocery bags to carry all the amazing local goodies you'll inevitably scoop up on your journey through Family Farm Day 2023.