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Open Farm Day to be held July 26

— With the long-awaited summer now in full swing, Open Farm Day is a chance to enjoy the bounty of some of Madison County’s best farms. Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on July 26, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County invites the public to take a behind-the-scenes look at local farms at its seventh annual Open Farm Day as 35 farms and three farmers’ markets open their gates to the public.

Visitors will be treated to farm tours, rides, product samples, farm animals and an all-around good time at Madison County’s diverse farms. Home to naturally-raised beef and bison, pasture-raised pork and chickens, horses and ponies, sweet corn and veggies, pasture butter, mushrooms, jams and sauces, honey, salsa, wine, hops, hard and sweet cider, maple products and much more, Madison County’s farms have something to satisfy everyone!

Participants will need an Open Farm Day Passport and a cooler on July 26 to bring home delicious farm products. Open Farm Day Passports are available at ten Price Chopper locations in CNY, in local Madison County newspapers and are distributed to key locations in Onondaga, Oneida and Madison Counties.

For more information on Open Farm Day participants and the availability of passports, visit: OpenFarmDayMadisonCounty.com – or follow Open Farm Day on Facebook to keep up-to-date on the latest Open Farm Day news.

Open Farm Day would not be possible without the support of its sponsors: Price Chopper Grocery Store, Farm Credit East, CaroVail, Chobani, Farm Family Insurance, Madison County Tourism, the Mix WMCR, Country Folks, CNY Latino, Eagle Publications, Plank Road Magazine, Morrisville State College, Madison County Farm Bureau, Gifford Foundation, Old and Everlasting, Colgate Upstate Institute, United Healthcare Community Plan, Colgate Inn, Cargill, Clinton Tractor & Implement Company, Southern Madison Heritage Trust, Inc., Den Kelly, Organic Valley, Games & Grills Etc., Gorman Foundation, , Eagle Publications, Clinton Tractor and Implement Co., Morrisville State College, Tanner Insurance, Jewett’s Cheese House, MidYork Libraries, Endless Trails Farm, Miles B. Marshall, Inc., Cooleys True Value, Hamilton Partnership for Community Development, DeRuyter Farm & Garden Co-op, Ingallside Meadow Farm, GoCaz.com, Wormouth Dairy & Refrigeration LLC, Queensboro Farm Products Inc., Byrne Dairy, Buy Local Madison County, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County.

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