Goshen Open Farm Tour 2023

 Goshen Open Farm Tour 2023

 August 5th & 6th 2023 

10-4 pm

14 Farms - 2 Days - 1 Town

"Experience the Bounty of The County"

A FREE TOUR

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 Visit one farm or all the farms at your own pace.

This annual tour highlights the unique and diverse farms that call Goshen home. Come learn, explore and experience this special agriculture community.
Tour is presented by "The Friends of Goshen Agriculture, LLC to benefit The Goshen Agriculture Council.
Their mission is to Preserve, Protect and Promote the deep heritage and the future of agriculture in Goshen. And, to share the importance of preserving and protecting the remaining food producing land in this beautiful town of Goshen - known as the Land of Milk and Honey.
For full details and contact information,
PLEASE VISIT THE GOSHEN AGRICULTURE COUNCIL'S WEBSITE AT:

 

THANK YOU TO OUR PREMIUM SPONSOR OF THE TOUR:

FARM CREDIT EAST OF CLAVERACK, NY. 

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Thorncrest Farm & Milk House Chocolates - Our mission is to provide a sustainable friendly environment for our family of long lived cows, so that we can have our pure wholesome cream line milk to create our signature chocolates for you and your family to enjoy.
Our Educational Demonstrations are: 
Saturday, August 5th:
 12:00 -  Blacksmith demonstration with Bud More -
Using his forge, Bud will demonstrate how to make a horse shoe.
 1:30 -  Milking demonstration with Garret & Clint -
join us for an informative talk and demonstration on our cow milking husbandry.
 2:00 -  Butter making demonstration -
In the hayloft, Kimberly will show you how to make sweet cream butter 
Sunday, August 6th: 
 12:00 -  Blacksmith demonstration with Bud More -
Using his forge, Bud will demonstrate how to make a horse shoe.
 2:30 - Wood Milling demonstration with Lyndon -
At the sawmill, watch as Lyndon creates precision cuts to form lumber from logs
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Here are The Farms Participating this year are:

Briar Hill Farm  -   This 56 acre, family-run farm currently produces 100% natural free range eggs, pasture raised poultry and pork, with the mindset "Happy food tastes better, because it has lived better and cleaner in the first place." Briar Hill Farm will be open for the farm tour on Saturday from 9-1pm and they will be closed on Sunday.

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Crosswicks Farm Crosswicks Farm is a new and growing market garden at the corner of West Street & Lyman Lane. We offer a variety of fresh seasonal produce and pastured eggs at the Goshen Farmers Market and at our roadside stand. We are focused on regenerative agriculture and incorporate sustainable practices (like no-till, composting, interplanting, cover-cropping, and more) to keep our land healthy and our gardens thriving.  

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Crooked Brook Farm & Lumber - On our farm we raise Hereford’s and Belted Galloways. We sell feeder calves, steers for beef, whole or half sides, 1st & 2nd cuttings of hay, and private butchering. We process chickens, turkeys & beef. We have a bull for rent to service your herd and we process lumber for clients, our logs or yours. 

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Goshen Farmers Market- The Goshen Farmers Market has provided the northwest CT area with local fresh produce and crafts for over 15 years. You can find us at Scoville Park in the heart of Goshen, right next to the town hall, Saturdays from July till late October. We bring together local, sustainably-minded vendors to offer the best to the Goshen community.

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Ivy Mountain Goat Farm - Dairy goats. Herd shares available for milk and cheese.

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Four Winds Farm - A new generation is growing at Four Winds Farm. Swing by our farm stand to meet our family and pick up some fresh produce. Located at the intersection of Old Middle Street and Four Winds Road, 1 mile South of the fair grounds.

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 Northern Farm and Flowers  - Northern Farm & Flowers is a year-round provisions market, garden nursery center, and you-pick flower farm. We offer locally sourced beef, pork, chicken and quail eggs, dairy items, ice cream, cheese, coffee, jams & jellies, sauces, baked goods,  maple syrup, honey, local, seasonal produce and so much more. It's like your weekly farmer's market, yet open 7 days a week. Northern Farm offers are own microgreens including a weekly subscription. Inside the barn, you'll also find succulents and house plants, candles, soaps, plus seeds and other gardening supplies. We offer a variety of perennials, shrubs, fruit-bearing shrubs and trees, and seasonal annuals. Our seasonal you-pick cutting garden is a wonderful haven for the bees and butterflies and we offer sip-and-snip events throughout the growing season. Fresh bouquets are also available during the summer season.

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Nutty By Nature Garlic FarmThis family run garlic farm produces a unique Russian Purple Garlic, which boasts a delicate garlic flavor to be enjoyed by all palates.

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Old Barn Farm  - Voted Best Blueberry Farm in Connecticut by Yankee Magazine!

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Sunset Meadow Vineyard  - Voted a top 101 Winery in America! The largest vineyard in Connecticut winning hundreds of National and International Awards with over 25 estate grown wines.

Opening at 11:00 am each day

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Sustainable Goshen - Will be featured at the Goshen Green Garden. The Sustainable Goshen Team works with town government, organizations and residents of Goshen, CT to adopt practices and policies that promote resiliency, equity, and sustainability. Our goal is to earn Bronze Certification with Sustainable CT in 2022.

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The Goshen Green Garden & New Monarch Sanctuary - This 100% organic community garden includes the "Garden of Feedin" which has provided local organizations between 750-1,000 lbs of vegetables annually to be distributed to those in need. It also includes 100 & 200 sq. ft. plots to individuals and families in the community. Our new Monarch Sanctuary is a  pathway providing nutrition and habitat for our pollinating insects and birds. Sustainable Goshen will have a table here as well.

Location: Old Middle Road (Route 63) Across from the Goshen Fair Grounds on the south end.

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Thorncrest Farm & Milk House Chocolates - Provide a sustainable friendly environment for our family of long lived cows, so that we can create fresh chocolates and our pure wholesome cream line milk for you and your family to enjoy.

Educational Demonstrations: 

Saturday, August 5th:

 12:00 -  Blacksmith demonstration with Bud More -
Using his forge, Bud will demonstrate how to make a horse shoe.
 1:30 -  Milking demonstration with Garret & Clint -
join us for an informative talk and demonstration on our cow milking husbandry.
 2:00 -  Butter making demonstration - In the hayloft, Kimberly will show you how to make sweet cream butter 
Sunday, August 6th: 
 12:00 -  Blacksmith demonstration with Bud More -
Using his forge, Bud will demonstrate how to make a horse shoe.
 2:30 - Wood Milling demonstration with Lyndon -
At the sawmill, watch as sawyer Lyndon creates precision cuts to form lumber from logs

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90th Annual Litchfield County 4-H Fair -Year-end 3 day event starting on Friday where over 300 UConn 4-H members highlight their 4-H projects for evaluation in over 15 different categories of projects. Visitors can pick up a schedule of events at the gazebo at the Goshen Fair Grounds.

 THANK YOU AND WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THE TOUR!