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

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

Kunekune heritage pigs at Bel Canto Farms, open on Sunday's tour
Image by Barbara Rossi

Kunekune heritage pigs at Bel Canto Farms, open on Sunday's tour

Dairy cows at Jerry Del Farm in Dryden, open on Saturday's tour
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Dairy cows at Jerry Del Farm in Dryden, open on Saturday's tour

Bring a cooler and buy farm fresh products at many sites!

Bring a cooler and buy farm fresh products at many sites!

White Dog Apiary in Newfield, open on Sunday's tour

White Dog Apiary in Newfield, open on Sunday's tour

Piglets at Just-A-Few-Acres Farm in Groton, open on Saturday's tour

Piglets at Just-A-Few-Acres Farm in Groton, open on Saturday's tour

Take Your Pick Flower Farm in Lansing, open on Saturday's tour

Take Your Pick Flower Farm in Lansing, open on Saturday's tour

Bison at Glenwood Farms in Ithaca, open on Sunday's tour

Bison at Glenwood Farms in Ithaca, open on Sunday's tour

Schoolyard Sugarbush in Newfield, open on Sunday's tour

Schoolyard Sugarbush in Newfield, open on Sunday's tour

Oechsner Farms in Newfield is a certified organic grain farm, open on Sunday's tour.

Oechsner Farms in Newfield is a certified organic grain farm, open on Sunday's tour.

Open Farm Days

2017 Open Farm Days is a FREE 2-day annual event that invites visitors to experience local agriculture up-close. On Saturday and Sunday, August 12 & 13 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 12, while farms on the west side of the lake are open from 12-4pm on Sunday, August 13.  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 and the Tompkins County Ag & Farmland Protection Board, in partnership with the Tompkins County Tourism Program.

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Saturday Tour Sites

From 12-4pm on Saturday, August 12, you can visit 8 local farms on the west side of Cayuga Lake, in Brooktondale, Caroline, Freeville, Groton & Lansing.

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Sunday Tour Sites

From 12-4pm on Sunday, August 13, you can visit 8 local farms on the west side of Cayuga Lake, in Trumansburg, Ithaca and Newfield.

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Last updated August 3, 2017