Saturday, September 25, 2010, 11:00am-4:00pm
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Route 21 (at the end of Garner Rd.), Ghent – With fields and operations spanning Ghent and Chatham, visit the center of activity to learn more about raising grass-fred black angus beef and free range chickens. A farm store will have beef and chicken for sale. Tours throughout the day.
215 Route 28A. The largest dairy operation in Chatham, sells wholesale and is a utli-generational dairy farm in business in Chatham for over 50 years. There will be tours on the hour, and milking at 3:00.
29 Sullivan Road, Route 17. (917) 373-8822 or (201) 906-0567. Our wondrous herd of 40 alpacas will surly welcome your visit. Come enjoy our new alpaca babies as they romp and play. Beautiful alpaca yarn is available as well as raw fleece.
Chatham Ridge Farm
187 Richmond Rd new Bashford Rd. Raising full blood Lowline cattle, the original Black Angus, with qualities that they are smaller, very efficient converting grass to marbled beef, friendly with an ease of calving. Chatham Ridge Farm is a small farm with big ideas of raising the finest Lowline cattle anywhere.
The Old Chatham Sheepherding Company
155 Shaker Museum Road. Visit the largest dairy sheep operation in the country, for a self-guided tour, where they produce award winning artisanal cheeses and yogurts. The delicious product is always available for sale in the Cheese Store.
Little Brook Farm
548 Route 13, Pitt Hall Road. Welcome to one of the most diverse equine facilities in the nation. Established in 1977, LBF has successfully combined equine rescue with educational programs, including riding instruction. Demos will include vaulting and drill teams with hands-on activities and tours throughout the day.
Spruce Ridge Farm
434 Route 13, Highland Road. (518) 794-6294. Visit the alpacas, cattle and pigs and the shp full of soft alpaca apparel and more. Local vendors will also be here and there will be demonstrations on weaving, spinning and more. Bring lunch and sit by pond. Also open Sunday the 26th 10:00-4:00.
Equine Advocates Safe Home Equine Rescue and Sanctuary
Route 66. This beauftiful farm provides a model for the humane treatmeant of horses of all different types and with different needs. The mission is to educate people on how to properly care for, handle and socialize horses. Tours throughout the day.
The full circular route is approximately 28 miles. Lunch? Try the man goo dspots in Chatham, The Old Chatham Country Store or bring a picnic to Spruce Ridge Farm. Restroom and water avilable at Spruce Ridge Farm.
Chatham Real Food Market
15 Church Street, Chatham. The Chatham Coop is open Wednesdays through Saturdays featuring fresh, local food.