Essex Farm is hosting a Celebrate Spring farm tour on Saturday, May 23rd. The tour leaves from the barnyard at 10am and will cover the vegetable fields, pasture, and livestock areas. “Spring is a wonderful time of year to see a highly diversified farm running at full tilt,” says owner Kristin Kimball. “Asparagus is popping out of the ground, cows are on grazing on good pasture, and everything is growing like crazy.”
Participants should come prepared to walk long distances over rough ground. There will be a potluck lunch at noon in the farmyard. After lunch, there will be an optional self-guided hike along the farm roads to some of the farm’s more remote areas.
Essex Farm is an 800 acre, draft horse-powered farm. The farm offers a full-diet, year-round, free-choice membership, including milk, meats, vegetables, fruits and grains, and provides training and research opportunities through the Essex Farm Institute. In the last year, the Kimballs have launched a farm-to-door weekly delivery option for New York City households, and added an on-farm store, which is open to the public every day, from 8am-6pm.
Essex Farm is located at 2503 NYS Route 22 in Essex, one mile from the Essex-Charlotte ferry. The tour will take place rain or shine. Suggested donation: $25 adults; $5 children. The farm will host three more tours over the course of the growing season, on July 11th, August 15th, and October 10th.
Please see the events page at www.kristinkimball.com for more information. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-963-4613.