Senator Fred Akshar and Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Broome, Tioga and Chenango Counties are proud to present the 2019 Tri-County Farm Trail, featuring 19 locations across the 52nd Senate District.
Each spring and fall, local farms from Broome, Tioga and Chenango Counties open their doors for the public to experience agriculture hands-on through farm tours, various activities, specialty food tastings and more.
The Spring 2019 Farm Weekend will be May 4 and 5, and the Fall 2019 Farm Trail is Oct. 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nineteen farms and farm-sourced markets will be participating this year. All Farm Trail education programs and activities are free to the public.
Senator Fred Akshar stated, “Local agriculture is the backbone of our community, with farms accounting for over 500,000 acres of land across the 52nd Senate District. In Broome County alone, over 560 local farms pump over $20.9 million into our upstate economy. This year, just a few of our many local farms will open their doors so families can learn more about local agriculture and enjoy local goods produced right here in SD52. I hope families across our community can take some time to visit our local farms, learn and let our farmers know how much we appreciate their hard work.”
You can view the full list of participating farms and markets at Akshar.NYSenate.Gov.
In Tioga County, the following are on the Farm Trail: Iron Kettle Farm, located at 707 Owego Rd. in Candor (www.ironkettlefarm.com); Engelbert Farms, located at 182 Sunnyside Rd. in Nichols (www.engelbertfarms.com); Side Hill Acres, located at 79 Spencer Rd. in Candor (www.sidehillacres.bizland.com); Twin Brook Farm, located at 304 Lainhart Rd. in Owego (687-4053); and Our Five Acre Homestead, located at 275 Ballou Hill Rd. in Berkshire (www.ourfiveacrehomestead.com).
In Endicott and Vestal, the following are part of the Farm Trail: Sugar Creek Maple Farm, located at 2490 Glenwood Rd. in Vestal (www.sugarcreekmaplefarm.com); NYALA Alpaca Farm, located at 104 Rockwell Rd. in Vestal (www.merriwether.org/Nyala); and Nanticoke Gardens, located at 1543 Union Center Maine Highway in Endicott (www.nanticokegardens.com).