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Experience the Autumn Beauty of Real Local Farms at Walktober Events with The Farmers Cow


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Four family-friendly events on The Farmer's Cow dairy farms include guided walking tours Through the Woods," Moos & More Ice Cream Social" and Autumn Fields & Cows, and a tethered balloon ride "Over the Hill" at Fort Hill Farms

Lebanon, CT (PRWEB) September 03, 2014

The farm families of The Farmers Cow are celebrating the fall season with The Last Green Valley (TLGV) 2014 Walktober events at three of its member farms. At each event, visitors will be able to tour our Connecticut farms, meet the farmers, see the cows or calves and sample a variety of The Farmers Cow fresh local products including the new crop of Fresh Apple Cider and Farmland Crunch ice cream.

  • Saturday, Sept. 27th, explore Through the Woods at Fort Hill Farms in Thompson, 1pm. Kick off Walktober with a walk through the woods of historic Maple Grove Lane Way. The guided walk begins at 1pm. Listed as #1 on TLGV Walktober field guide, the farm tour includes a historic walk with scenic views from the hilltop fields that overlook three states Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Stroll Fort Hill Farms extensive gardens and the fields that grow the crops to feed the cows of The Farmers Cow.
  • Sunday, Sept. 28th, go Over the Hill at Fort Hill Farms in Thompson, 4-6pm. Harvest the views of the tri-state autumn foliage while floating in a tethered hot air balloon. Get the magnificent view of the The Farmers Cow REAL Local Corn Maze Adventure. Cost is $10 per person and proceeds benefit The Last Green Valley.
  • Saturday, Oct. 4th, Moos & More Ice Cream Social & Farm Tour at Cushman Farms in Franklin, 1-4pm. Listed as #32 on TLGV Walktober field guide, enjoy The Farmers Cow ice cream and a farm tour that includes guided walks around the fields and though the barns to visit the cows, see the maternity barn and observe the milking facility. Optional bonus hike at 2 p.m. through fields and woods from the milking center to the home farm. The trail hike is easy to moderate, 2.5 miles and not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
  • On Monday Oct. 13th, celebrate Columbus Day at Graywall Farms in Lebanon with Autumn Fields & Cows, 2pm. Listed as #78 on TLGV Walktober field guide, the guided walk begins at 2pm. Visit the cows, tour the barns, see the cows being milked and take a leisurely stroll across the rolling fields of Graywall Farms while learning about life on a working dairy farm and the benefits of Connecticuts Farmland Preservation Program. Enjoy great views of surrounding fields and woods in fall color on this one-hour tour and walk.

If you can visit the farm, then you know a product is REAL local, said Robin Chesmer, Managing Member of The Farmers Cow. Our farm tours are a great opportunity to visit the cows that make the milk, meet our farmers and experience agriculture in Connecticut.

The Farmers Cow farms are all family-owned dairy farms that take great pride in what they do and share a commitment to sustainable agriculture. When consumers purchase The Farmers Cow milk and locally produced products, they are supporting local farmers who work the land through the seasons and are helping to maintain Connecticuts unique rural New England flavor.

All farm tours are free and no reservation is required. Note: There is an admission charge for the Corn Maze Adventure at Fort Hill Farms. Directions to the farms are available on The Farmers Cow website at http://www.TheFarmersCow.com. For more information call 866355COWS or email farmers(at)TheFarmersCow.com.

About The Farmers Cow
The Farmers Cow is a group of six Connecticut dairy farms that produces fresh, local milk, half & half, heavy cream and ice cream for Southern New England. The Farmers Cow dairy products are pasteurized the traditional way and are never ultrapasteurized. The members of The Farmers Cow do not use Artificial Growth Hormones (rBST) on any of their cows. They also sell Connecticutsourced, allnatural eggs, apple cider, seasonal beverages and coffee. The Farmers Cow mission is to promote Connecticut agriculture and prove to consumers that Local is Fresh! Like us on Facebook and follow on Twitter @TheFarmersCow.

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