Come see local agriculture at work with a farm tour at Mapleleaf Farm in Hebron!
An iconic New England farmstead, Mapleleaf has been in continuous operation since the early 1900s. See the expectant mothers in the calving field, tour the milking barns, visit the calves in their greenhouse, see the tractors and farm equipment, and enjoy sampling The Farmer’s Cow products including milk, ice cream, and summer beverages.
The Farmer’s Cow Farm Tours are educational and fun for all ages. Host Ned Ellis is a fourth-generation farmer who is proud to show everyone around the farm. The Ellis’ have been good stewards of their land and resources. Solar panels installed through the Connecticut Farm Energy Program generate approximately 40% of the electricity needed to operate the farm. They also have protected 450 acres from development, ensuring farming will continue there for generations to come.
This event is rain or shine from 12-3pm. Extreme weather may cancel. No reservation is required. Please no strollers and no pets except service dogs. Please check our Facebook page for updates.
Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with The Farmer’s Cow!
The Orr family is proud to host the annual “Ice Cream & Bluegrass Bash” at Fort Hill Farms in Thompson. A family fun, free event, it is a toe-tapping, foot-stomping celebration!
Enjoy complimentary cones of The Farmer’s Cow fresh Connecticut ice cream, listen to Blackstone Valley Bluegrass perform live music., and sample our new Limited Edition Flavored Milk and Summer Seasonal Beverages. This event is also a stop on The Last Green Valley “Farmers in the Valley Tour.” Talk with Rangers from The Last Green Valley to learn about the rich history and future of farming in our 35-town region.
Join us for baseball and all-you-can eat ice cream! A fun-filled day for the entire family to benefit the Jordan Porco Foundation. The Farmer’s Cow Calfe & Creamery was the winner in 2015 with Farmland Crunch Ice Cream! Help us take home the trophy again!
Celebrate the corn harvest with The Farmer’s Cow at the Cushman Farms Annual Corn Roast. It’s REAL Local fun in the fields of Franklin. Fresh picked local sweet corn will be slow roasted in the husk over a charcoal fire. “Shake & Make” your own butter from The Farmer’s Cow heavy cream. Enjoy tractor rides around the fields, tour the milking facility, and see the rotary ‘merry-go-round’ that milks 30 cows at a time. The Last Green Valley Rangers will be here too for folks to learn about the history and future of our region.
Free family fun for all ages! Our farmers are proud to show everyone how we farm and care for our cows that produce real local and delicious milk. Sample The Farmer’s Cow fresh Connecticut ice cream, summer beverages and chocolate milk.