Open Farm Sunday

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Open Farm Sunday is Oct 6th

To thank you for your support, Cabot’s farm family owners across New England and New York are opening their farms this fall for Open Farm Sunday.

Bring the whole family out on OCTOBER 6TH from 11 AM-2 PM for a FREE day of fun activities like hayrides, scavenger hunts, kids’ games, farm animals—plus samples of our award-winning cheddar! Below, you’ll find our state-by-state guide to the 24 participating farms so you can find the farm that’s nearest you.

Cabot’s farm family owners are opening their farms on Oct 6th from 11-2 for a FREE day of kid-friendly fun and samples of the World’s Best Cheddar! Find the participating farm nearest you. Click To Tweet

Come meet the farmers behind the world’s finest dairy products.

Connecticut:

Fort Hill Farms—Thompson, CT

Run by multiple generations of the Orr family, Fort Hill is showcasing a special corn maze with the Cabot logo and the words “100 years” woven into the design. The farm also features an ice cream shop, lavender garden, and pumpkin patch.

Valleyside Farm—Woodstock, CT:

The Young Family are proudly celebrating their 200th anniversary with the public at Open Farm Sunday. This historic farm is also home to Woodstock Creamery, a store where you can purchase the farm’s handmade yogurt, Skyr, and bottled milk.

Thorncrest Farm—Goshen, CT:

In addition to milk for Cabot, the Thorn family runs Milkhouse Chocolates, a delicious line of handcrafted chocolates and caramels. Visit the shop and try a sample!

Freund’s Farm—East Canaan, CT:

Run by two generations of the Freund family, this is home to a robotic milking parlor, plus a popular bakery and store where you can purchase cider donuts, apple pies, produce, and, of course, award-wining Cabot cheese.

Massachusetts:

Fletcher Farm—Southampton, MA:

Run by the Fletchers and their three children, this farm hosts school field trips and features a farm stand and an award-winning pumpkin patch.

Barstow’s Longview Farm—Hadley, MA:

Run by the Barstow family since 1806, this farm is home to a beloved store and bakery, as well as an anaerobic digester that converts food scraps and manure into electricity.

Tully Farms Dairy—Dunstable, MA:

The Tully family is well-known throughout local communities for their home delivery milk service and sells milk and other dairy products at their nearby farm store.

Great Brook Farm—Carlisle, MA:

This dairy farm, run by the Duffy Family, is also a 1,000-acre state park. Located just over an hour from Boston, Great Brook was the first farm in the state to install robotic milking—and has a delicious ice cream shop right on site.

Whittier Farms—Sutton, MA:

This farm, run by the Whittier family since 1945, is also home to a farm store that sells Cabot products and scrumptious baked goods.

Maine:

Pleasantville Farm—Warren, ME:

Opened by Scott and Martha Monroe in 1999, Pleasantville Farm has steadily grown over the past twenty years. They love sharing their farm with the public and are the only farm in Maine hosting Open Farm Sunday.

New Hampshire:

Sanctuary Dairy Farm—Sunapee, NH:

Run by the Johnson family since the 1760’s, this farm is home to cows and adorable mini-donkeys that the kids will love. Home to a popular ice cream shop, they’re the only New Hampshire farm hosting this year.

New York:

Tollgate Farm—Ancramdale, NY:

Run by Jim and Karen Davenport, Tollgate earned the top-quality milk award in the entire Cabot co-op in 2018. Their milk also goes into the delicious Hudson Valley Fresh dairy products. Come meet the farmers!

Willow Brook Farm—Millerton, NY:

Run by the Beneke family, this farm not only produces dairy, but runs a farm store that stocks a diverse assortment of local foods.

Dutch Hollow Farm—Schodack Landing, NY:

Located less than a half hour outside of Albany, this farm, run by two generations of the Chittenden family, is a popular destination and welcomes thousands of visitors every year. Not only does their milk go into Cabot products, but they also supply milk for Hudson Valley Fresh and Beechers Cheese. 

Dellavale Farm—Pattersonville, NY:

 

Dellavale Farm recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. Located less than a half hour outside Albany, it has become well-known for its newly painted plaid barn, which is visible from the NY Thruway.

New Moon Farm—Munnsville, NY:

Located near Syracuse, New Moon Farm owners Chris and Sarah Ficken not only produce milk for Cabot, but run a popular farm stand as well as a CSA program that makes it easy for locals to enjoy their farm fresh produce.

Five Mile Farm—Lisbon, NY:

Run by the Akins family for over 160 years, Five Mile Farm features some of the latest in farm technology, such as a rotary milking parlor, where cows can comfortably step up and get milked on a moving platform.

Adirondack Farms—Peru, NY:

Located less than 30 minutes from Plattsburgh, this farm family also owns Rulfs Orchard, an orchard with a  popular store featuring yummy baked goods and other delicious products. On Open Farm Sunday, they’ll have a corn maze in the shape of Cabot’s logo.

Rhode Island:

EMMA Acres—Exeter, RI:

Named for farmers Scooter and Cynthia LaPrise’s four children, EMMA Acres is the only farm in RI hosting and is located within a half hour of Providence. These Cabot Farmers are also part of the Rhody Fresh co-op, which produces delicious dairy products in Rhode Island.

Vermont:

UVM CREAM—Burlington, VT:

Run entirely by students at UVM, this unique dairy farm produces milk for Cabot products and ice cream sold on campus. Each year, new students take over and get a hands-on introduction to dairy farming.

Fairmont Farm—East Montpelier, VT:

Run by three generations working together, this family farm was named VT Dairy Farm of the Year in 2017, and is also known for the summer camp they host for kids each year.

Foster Brothers Farm—Middlebury, VT:

Foster Brothers Farm features robotic milking and is also home to the well-known “Moo Doo” organic compost business. On Open Farm Sunday, they’ll feature a story walk where families can stop at different stations throughout the farm to read pages of well-known children’s books.

Rupert Valley Holsteins—West Rupert, VT:

Run by twin brothers Mark and Mike Lourie, this family farm produces dairy and over 3,000 gallons of delicious maple syrup every year.

 

In addition, youth community groups will have a special opportunity for their kids to earn free Cabot scout patches when they attend Open Farm Sunday and complete an activity booklet. Click here to learn more about our scout patch programs.

We hope you’ll pay a visit to one of our amazing farms and can’t wait to see you on Sunday, October 6th between 11 and 2.

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