child in corn field

Join us for this free, family-friendly event showcasing Tompkins County's agriculture!

alpacasa grazing in a field, Cayuga Lake in the background, from their facebook page

This year's tour features an alpaca farm.

cheese at Lively Run Farm, from their Facebook page

See how goat cheese is made -- and meet the goats! -- at Lively Run farm.

Ian Merwin of Black Diamond Cider pouring samples, from their Facebook page

Sites include hard cider makers, a hop farm and brewery, and a winery!

locally produced yarns from Laughing Goat Farm, Tompkins County
Image by Sandy Repp

Tour Laughing Goat Fiber Farm and see angora and cashmere goats, alpacas, and sheep

boy petting cow at Persoon Dairy, from their Instagram feed

This year's tour features two dairy farms!

shiitake logs at Hawk Meadow Farm, Trumansburg
Image by Sandy Repp

Hawk Meadow Farm in Trumansburg features mushrooms and medicinals made from them.

group of people touring Main Street Farms, from their Facebook page

Visit small and large vegetable & CSA farms.

Hopshire Brewery, workers; from their Facebook page
Image by Hopshire Farms

Tour the farm and brewery at Hopshire Farms (yes, there will be samples!)

blueberries in the field at Grisamore Farms, from their Facebook page

Visit blueberry farms on both days!

Open Farm Days

2019 Open Farm Days is a FREE 2-day annual event that invites visitors to experience local agriculture up-close. On Saturday and Sunday, August 10 & 11 from 12-4pm each day, farms across Tompkins County, New York will open their gates, barns and pastures to the public for farm tours, demonstrations, food tastings, and animal interaction for an afternoon of family-friendly farm fun!

Farms on the East side of Cayuga Lake are open from 12-4pm on Saturday, August 10, while farms on the West side of the lake are open from 12-4pm on Sunday, August 11.  Bring a cooler -- many farms will have products to sell, and there are additional farm markets along the way!

Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. Made possible in part by grants from the Tompkins County Tourism Program and Tompkins County Farm Bureau.

Last updated July 12, 2019