There’s lots going on at The Farmer’s Cow member farms this fall!
The six Connecticut dairy farms that make up The Farmer’s Cow-brand milk are gearing up for a busy fall. Hosting harvest festivals, creating corn mazes, educating consumers about the state’s dairy industry, and just having a whole lot of fun are all on the calendar as the temps drop and the leaves fall. Here is a sampling of events to bring you and your family out to the farm!
Fort Hill Farms in Thompson is hosting its annual Corn Maze Adventure and Mini Moo Labyrinth now through early November. When you head to this farm in Thompson, you’ll receive a game sheet as you enter the 6-plus acre maze and search for clues among the corn stalks.
On Oct. 14th, visit Graywall Farms in Lebanon, where you can tour the barns and walk the fields (without getting lost!). Be sure to visit the cows at milking time, of course, and learn about milk production and the life of dairy cows.
In addition to these and other family-friendly events, owners of The Farmer’s Cow are active members of the Connecticut Farmland Trust and the Working Lands Alliance, working to protect and preserve Connecticut farmland. They were also the founding members of “Very Alive,” a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Connecticut Agriculture.
The company’s website points out that Connecticut farms contribute $2 billion annually to the local economy. More than half of Connecticut farmland is in dairy or dairy support, and there are 191 dairy farms remaining in the state.
Collectively, The Farmer’s Cow member farms milk 2,300 cows and manage more than 6,000 acres of Connecticut farmland. The Farmer’s Cow milk is currently available in over 100 grocery stores throughout southern New England, and New York.
For more info on fall farm events at The Farmer’s Cow member farms, visit www.thefarmerscow.com.