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Thurman Fall Farm Tour
October 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
It’s time for the free annual Thurman Fall Farm Tour, held on October 12 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visitors to Thurman will self-guide to nine farms and a quilt show, And what a tour it will be, as one progresses from farm to farm, each with its own unique products, animals and activities. Bring along a cooler because you may not be able to resist picking up cuts of pork from non-GMO heritage pigs, grass-fed beef, turkeys, chickens and eggs (some certified organic, some all natural), fall vegetables, internationally-awarded goat cheeses, organic breads, jams & jellies. Expect a wide range of maple products, including traditional syrup and cream, of course, maple-glazed nuts, maple peanut brittle, maple bonbons, candy, sugar, cotton candy, and bourbon maple syrup – plenty of things to stock up on for Christmas.
Speaking of food—pancakes (including gluten-free) and sausages will be served from 9 to 1 at one of the maple farms, and at the cheese farm, from noon to 2 p.m. you’ll find a lavish buffet from which to choose. Animals are a main attraction at the Fall Farm Tour, and at the head of the list are the llamas at our local llama farm, where visitor learn how to communicate with these gentle creatures. See also sheep, pigs, goats, rescue animals, turkeys, ducks, cows, horses and more. There will be lots to see and do for all ages, and donations to a pet food bank are welcomed at one farm. A tree farm offers sawing demonstrations, guided walks and talks about trees, plants and mushrooms, and their barn will be full of artisans displaying a wide variety of wares. Guests can shop for gift-worthy home décor, pottery, jewelry, items handmade from paper, wood and forest floor collectibles. There will be periodic demonstrations (some interactive) of sawing and various art activities. Find a photo op in a giant Adirondack chair, from a farm wagon ride through the woods, at any barn yard, or at the ever-popular punkin chunkin’ trebuchet. Hosts for the day will be Thurman Quilt Club, Blackberry Hill Farm and Sanctuary, Mud St. Maple, Adirondack Ranch, Peru Llama Farm, Toad Hill Maple, Whitefield’s Farm, Martin’s Lumber and Certified Tree Farm, Nettle Meadow Farm and Artisan Cheese and Valley Road Maple Farm..
From the south, Thurman just minutes from Warrensburg via routes US 9 and NY route 418, or, from the north, access it via route 8 and south Johnsburg Road, or at the Glen, Glen-Athol Road. Guests may download a map/passport to the farms online or just follow the special corner signs in Thurman and pick up one at the first farm they come to. Passports should be punched at each site visited (try for more than five to have a best chance at winning) and deposited in the special tub at the last site visited. The drawing will be held at the end of the event. Two winners will be selected, and will be phoned, and must pick up their prize basket after the end of the event.
Thurman Fall Farm Tour is made possible, in part, by Warren County occupancy tax dollars.