maine’s open farm day

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In Maine, on one day in summer (June 24th, 2016), more than 80 farms statewide will celebrate Open Farm Day.  It’s a chance for the public to experience for free, many of the agricultural offerings available.

“It is a great opportunity for farmers to teach people, provide educational experience and share skills like cheese making [and] gardening and you learn about what’s growing in the state,” said Samantha Howard, Agricultural Promotions Coordinator for the Maine Department of Agriculture Conservation and Forestry, who runs the event. “It’s a chance to connect with farmers.”

Farms around the state participate to commit to ensuring the sustainability of agriculture. Maine’s farming industry has given back to their communities by providing a forum for education and learning in a fun atmosphere. Many farms will have demonstrations, displays, farm-raised products for sale and animals and crops to experience. Activities include barn and field tours, milking, hay rides, petting zoos, nature trails, beautiful scenery, samples for tasting and refreshments.

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