County-wide Agricultural Open House Weekend Planned

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE County-wide Agricultural Open House Weekend Planned Jefferson County, NY, March 2, 2012. Planning is underway for Jefferson County’s first Farm, Food and Family open house weekend scheduled for July 21 and 22, 2012. The public will be invited to visit participating agricultural related businesses in Jefferson County. Participation is open to any farming or agribusiness, including but not limited to dairy, livestock, fruit and vegetable farms, wineries, butcher shops, and farm supply businesses. This is an opportunity for agricultural businesses to show the public what their enterprise is all about. Each participating farm or business can choose to be open to the public on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm, or both days. Each farm or business also can determine what it will offer the people who visit. Examples include a facility tour, product tastings, equipment demonstrations, games or activities for families and children, product sales, etc. The event is supported by Jefferson County Agricultural Development Corporation, the 1000 Islands International Tourism Council, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County, and the Jefferson County Chapter of Adirondack Harvest. Farms and agricultural businesses interested in participating can go to www.agvisit.com or www.comefarmwithus.com to download a participation form. For a hard copy of the form or more information contact Corey Hayes, Farm Business Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County, 315-788-8450 or Jay Matteson, Jefferson County Agricultural Coordinator, Jefferson County Agricultural Development Corporation, 315-782-1806. For an agricultural business to be included in the event publicity, the application deadline is March 30. ####

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