Each season offers its own rewards, but in New England there’s no time like the fall to experience the natural beauty of the land. The Farmer’s Cow will be opening up the land on three of its farms for a series of Walktober events with The Last Green Valley. Visitors will be able to walk the farms and enjoy great views of peak foliage, learn where their local food comes from, and sample The Farmer’s Cow products. Guests also will receive a coupon to visit The Farmer’s Cow Calfé & Creamery in Mansfield during Walktober. All events are rain or shine. No dogs please.
Sunday Sept. 27th, 4-6pm – Over the Hill at Fort Hill Farms
Harvest the views of the tri-state autumn foliage while floating in a tethered hot air balloon. Proceeds benefit The Last Green Valley. Hot air balloon courtesy of ReMax and the setting provided by Fort Hill Farms. Cost is $10 per person and there are a limited number of ascensions that are wind and weather dependent. Sample The Farmer’s Cow newest ice cream flavor, The Milky Way Galaxy and The Farmer’s Cow Fresh Apple Cider.
Saturday October 3rd, 1-3pm – Much More than Moos at Cushman Farms
Enjoy The Farmers Cow ice cream and a farm tour that includes guided walks and wagon rides around the fields. Admire Walktober colors over the Susquetonscut Valley, visit the cows, see the maternity barn and observe the milking facility. Optional bonus hike at 2 p.m. through fields and woods from the milking center to the home farm. The trail hike is easy to moderate, 2.5 miles and not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
Monday October 12th, 2pm – Autumn Fields & Cows at Graywall Farms
Celebrate Columbus Day exploring the scenic fields of Graywall Farms. Guided walk begins at 2pm. Visit the cows, tour the barns, see the cows being milked and take a leisurely stroll across the rolling fields while learning about life on a dairy farm and the benefits of Connecticut’s Farmland Preservation Program. One-hour tour and walk.
“This is a great time of year to visit our farms and see the changing leaves, get some exercise, and experience the inner workings of operating Connecticut farms,” says Robin Chesmer, Managing Member with The Farmer’s Cow. “We’re happy to once again team up with The Last Green Valley to offer three events that will allow folks to experience the beauty of local agriculture and also learn about The Farmer’s Cow.”