Jefferson County “Farm and Food” family open door weekend scheduled

Mary Dealing, co-owner of Two Chicks Farm, with some of her alpacas at their farm in Rodman. The farm will be open as part of the "Farm and Food" family open door weekend in July. Photo by Norm Johnston.

Farms and agribusinesses throughout Jefferson County will open their doors on Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22, to allow the public to better understand what their enterprises are all about.

The Jefferson County Agricultural Development Corp., Cornell Cooperative Extension, Jefferson County Adirondack Harvest and the 1000 Islands Tourism Council are sponsors for the event.

From dairy farms to butcher shops, wineries and farm supply businesses, agribusinesses will offer facility tours, product tastings, equipment demonstrations, games and family activities.

Schedule:

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday only:

  • Shur-Gain, 15194 State Route 193, Pierrepont Manor
  • Murrock Farms, 24658 State Route 283, Watertown
  • Watertown Saturday Farmers Market, J.B. Wise Pavilion (open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
  • Afgritech LLC, 200 Willow St., Watertown
  • The Cheese Store, 19401 State Route 3, Watertown
  • Thousand Islands Goat Farm, 3204 State Route 12E, Cape Vincent
  • Little m Farms, 16611 County Route 64, Watertown
  • Garden Hill Farm, 32401 State Route 126, Champion
  • Wyn-De-Elm Farm, 20598 Old Rome State Road, Champion

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday:

  • North Branch Farms, 7759 Lake Road, Belleville
  • Old McDonald’s Farm, 14471 County Route 145, Sackets Harbor
  • North Country Farms, 24685 State Route 37, Watertown
  • Yellow Barn Winery, 18876 County Route 55, Watertown
  • Two Chicks Farm Alpacas, 13720 Heath Road, Rodman
  • Wind Swept Meadows Farm, 17025 County Route 68, Watertown
  • Best by Farr, 26809 Beckwith Road, Evans Mills
  • Otter Creek Winery, 33109 Rudes Road, Philadelphia
  • Home Again Alpaca Farm, 37098 Schell Road, Theresa
  • Venditti Vineyards, 42780 New Connecticut Road, Theresa
  • Better Farm, 31060 Cottage Hill Road, Redwood
  • NNY Agricultural Historical Society, 30950 State Route 180 at Stone Mills, LaFargeville
  • Cross Island Farms, 44301 Cross Island Road, Wellesley Island
  • Thousand Islands Winery, 43298 Seaway Ave., Alexandria Bay
  • Coyote Moon Vineyards, 17371 County Route 3, Clayton
  • Clayton Food Co-Op, 228 James St., Clayton
  • Zenda Farm Preserve, 38973 Zenda Road, Clayton

For a map of locations, visit www.agvisit.com/farmfoodfamilyevent.html or visit www.facebook.com/farmopenhouse.