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Open Farm Day includes bunnies, berries, barbecue
Acker’s Acres Angoras, an Angora rabbit farm and fiber studio at 359 Gloucester Hill Road, is participating in Maine’s Open Farm Day Sunday, July 24. The owners have been raising Angora rabbits for more than 40 years and yarns, knit garments, rabbits and crafts are available for purchase. Several members of Maine Angora Producers will be on the farm with a display of angora bunnies and demos of grooming and spinning. Pick-your-own red and black raspberries and rhubarb as well as dig-your-own perennials will be available.
Call 926-4921 for more information.
Agricultural celebrations will abound at Pineland Farms for Open Farm Day, a statewide event held July 24. Cheese tasting and local vendors will be at the market at 15 Farm View Drive.
Farm visits will be available for those who preregister. Pineland’s first farmers market that highlights neighboring farms, maple producers, crafters and more will be on-site. Other attractions include outdoor recreation demonstrations for disc golf and mountain biking, garden tours, a Pineland Farms barbecue with their own burgers and cheeses, and pick-your-own berries, located at 752 Mayall Road.
Visitors will discover all of what Pineland Farms has to offer as an agritourism destination in Maine and will have an opportunity to meet the family farms and craftsmen that enrich our community.
Free preregistered passes only will be needed to visit the Valley Farm and participate in farm activities. All other events around campus and the Produce Division are open free to the public without registration. See the Events page at shop.pinelandfarms.org.
Follow their Facebook event page for updates on vendors and activities. Direct questions to the Education Department at 650-3031 or [email protected]
Directions to the Valley Farm Visitors Center: Take Farm View Drive, off Morse Road. Continue past the Market and take your first left onto Valley Farm Road. Follow Valley Farm Road until you see the Smokehouse Visitors Center (white silo) on the right-hand side.
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