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.

boy petting cow at Persoon Dairy, from their Instagram feed

This year's tour features two dairy farms!

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!

cheese at Lively Run Farm, from their Facebook page

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

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

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

Experience local agriculture up close at Open Farm Days, Saturday and Sunday, August 10th and 11th from 12 to 4pm each day. 20 farms will welcome you for FREE tours, food tastings, animal visits and MORE! Visit farms that raise alpacas, heirloom apples, mushrooms, goats, sheep, fruits, organic vegetables and MORE! Meet hard cider and cheese makers, pick blueberries, tour a dairy or a hop farm and brewery! There's something for everyone in the family. 

Different farms are open each day. Farms on the east side of Cayuga Lake will be open for tours on Saturday, August 10 th while farms on the west side of the lake will be open on Sunday, August 11th

Admission to all farms is FREE, dogs are not permitted. Visitors are encouraged to bring a cooler as many farms will have products for sale. Read through the farm descriptions and pick the farms you want to visit. It is generally possible to visit about 5 farms during the 4 hour Open Days’ time period.

Find photos and detailed information on all the tour sites at OpenFarmDays.org, a mobile-friendly website that enables visitors to use their smart phones to plot their tour route in real time.


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.

Contact

Monika Roth
Agriculture Specialist (Part-Time)
mr55@cornell.edu
(607) 272-2292 ext. 126

Last updated August 8, 2019