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Experience the Beauty of Fall in New England with The Farmer’s Cow Walktober Farm Tours

September 20, 2013 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

The farm families of The Farmer’s Cow are celebrating The Last Green Valley’s Walktober 2013 with events at three of its member farms. At each event, visitors will be able to tour these Connecticut farms, meet the farmers, see the cattle and sample some of The Farmer’s Cow fresh local products.

Get out and explore the beautiful colors of New England fall foliage at farm tours with The Farmer's Cow.

Get out and explore the beautiful colors of New England fall foliage at farm tours with The Farmer’s Cow.

Visitors can try the newest item in the dairy case, Chocolate Milk, this season’s crop of Fresh Apple Cider, and The Farmer’s Cow Ice Cream featuring Farmland Crunch, which was created as a tasty way to support farmland preservation efforts in Connecticut.

  • On Saturday, October 5th, “Much MOOre than Moos” farm tour and ice cream social at Cushman Farms in Franklin from 1 – 3pm. Visit the cows at milking time, take a walk and enjoy the fall foliage. Listed as #32 on The Last Green Valley’s Walktober 2013 field guide, enjoy The Farmers Cow ice cream and a farm tour that includes hay rides and walks around the fields and through the barns. Visit the cows, see the maternity barn, and tour the milking facility. Cushman Farms features a unique rotary ‘merry-go-round’ that milks 30 cows at a time. Optional add-on hike at 2 p.m. through fields and woods from the milking center to the home farm. The trail hike is easy to moderate, 2.5 miles and not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
  • On Monday, October 14th, celebrate Columbus Day at Graywall Farms in Lebanon with “Cows & Fields.” Listed as #71 on The Last Green Valley’s Walktober 2013 field guide, the farm tour starts at 2pm. See the barns and walk the fields of Graywall Farms’ rolling farm land. Visit the cows at milking time and learn about milk production, local agriculture and the benefits of Connecticut’s Farmland Preservation Program while enjoying the great views of surrounding fields and woods in fall color.
  • On Sunday, October 20th, explore “Over the Hill and Through the Woods” at Fort Hill Farms in Thompson. Guided walk begins at 1pm and offers the best views of fall foliage in Northeast Connecticut. Listed as #94 on The Last Green Valley’s Walktober 2013 field guide, the farm tour includes a historic walk through Maple Grove Lane Way and magnificent views from the hilltop fields that overlook three states – Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Stroll Fort Hill Farms’ extensive gardens and the fields that grow the crops to feed the cows of The Farmer’s Cow.

“The Farmer’s Cow farm tours are a great opportunity to visit the farms that make the milk and learn about agriculture in Connecticut,” says Robin Chesmer, managing member of The Farmer’s Cow. “We want people to visit our family farms and experience first-hand what local agriculture is all about.”

The Farmer’s Cow farms are all family-owned dairy farms that take great pride in what they do and share a common commitment to sustainable agriculture. When consumers buy The Farmer’s Cow milk and locally produced products, they are supporting local farmers who work the land through the seasons and are helping to maintain Connecticut’s unique rural New England flavor.

All farm tour events are free and no reservation is required. Directions to the farms are available on The Farmer’s Cow website at http://www.TheFarmersCow.com. For more information call 866‐355‐COWS or email farmers(at)TheFarmersCow(dot)com.

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