Preserve to hold Open Farm Day
Published 12:00 pm, Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Sunny Valley Preserve in New Milford will hold its 19th annual Open Farm Day Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The free event at 8 Sunny Valley Lane will take place rain or shine, however, in case of inclement weather, patrons are encouraged to call 860-355-3716 to hear a recorded message on the status of the event.
In addition to hayrides, a corn maze and animal exhibits, festivities will include displays of antique and modern tractors and farm equipment, a border collie herding demonstration, animal petting, soap making by Goat Boy Soaps, spinning, syrup-making demonstrations, informational displays, tractor rides and hiking.
New this year will be story time with Clover, a 3-year-old pot belly pig and two miniature donkeys, Gunnar and Squeek.
Food will be available to purchase, including pumpkin soup, veggie burritos, hot dogs, cookies and other goods served by the Youth Agency.
Sunny Valley, which is a project of The Nature Conservancy, features Sunny Valley main farm and three affiliate farms on 1,850 acres combined in New Milford and Bridgewater, about 600 of which are in agricultural use.
The affiliate operations are J & S Farm and Fort Hill Farm, both in New Milford, and the Schaghticoke Farm in Bridgewater.
For more information, call 860-355-3716.