“Saving Farmland:” The Farmer’s Cow 2013 Corn Maze Adventure at Fort Hill Farms

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The Corn Maze Adventure and Mini Moo Labyrinth is Open Daily at Fort Hill Farms in Thompson through November 4th. The 6+ acre corn maze is one of the biggest in Connecticut. Receive a game sheet when you enter and search for clues among the corn stalks.

Corn Maze

Celebrate the Harvest Festival at The Farmer's Cow Corn Maze Adventure

Learning about agriculture is always fun with The Farmer’s Cow. This season’s corn maze is a great way to enjoy the challenge of the maze and learn about farmland preservation at the same time.

There’s a farmland “crunch” in Connecticut and The Farmer’s Cow is letting everyone know about it at the 2013 Corn Maze Adventure at Fort Hill Farms. The theme of this year’s elaborately designed six-acre maze literally spells out why saving farmland is a critical issue for Connecticut.

Visitors to the maze in Thompson, Conn. receive a game sheet as they enter and search for clues among the corn stalks. Along the way, they will learn about farmland preservation issues and solutions like sprawl, sources for local food, the Connecticut Farmland Trust and open space.

“We believe in producing food locally, and in order to meet the growing demand farmers need access to good agricultural land,” said Robin Chesmer, Managing Member of The Farmer’s Cow. “Farmland has been lost at an alarming rate and really is in a ‘crunch’ in Connecticut. We hope to draw attention to the need of saving land for the benefit of current and future generations.”

The Farmer’s Cow Corn Maze Adventure and Mini Moo Labyrinth is now open at Fort Hill Farms daily through November 4th. The Mini Moo Labyrinth is designed for people of all ages with wide paths for strollers and includes a Finger Fortune Game!

Come to The Farmer’s Cow Corn Maze Adventure Celebrate the Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 7th, 1-4 pm.

Fun activities include free admission to the Mini Moo Maze, farm and garden activities, and enjoy a sample of The Farmer’s Cow Farmland Crunch Ice Cream, a special flavor developed to raise awareness and support for farmland preservation. And, to help the cause, The Farmer’s Cow will donate a portion of the proceeds of each pint of Farmland Crunch Ice Cream sold to the Connecticut Farmland Trust.

“Learning about agriculture is always fun with The Farmer’s Cow,” said Chesmer. “We hold tours of our farms throughout the year so folks can learn about farming and where their food comes from. This season’s corn maze is a great way to enjoy the challenge of the maze and learn about farmland preservation at the same time.”

Admission to The Farmer’s Cow Corn Maze Adventure is $12 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Admission to the Mini Moo Labyrinth is $7 for all ages. Hours are 10 am to 9 pm daily. “Flashlight Nights” are featured daily after dusk. Call ahead for “Flashlight Night” weather status. BYO flashlights. Columbus Day weekend offers a very special pumpkin light show with over 1,000 artistically-carved pumpkins on display through the woods. Group discounts are available for all types of groups including public, private and home school groups.

The Farmer’s Cow and Fort Hill Farms were named 2012 Tourism Ambassadors by the Connecticut Conference on Tourism. Last year, thousands of visitors explored the Corn Maze Adventure at the scenic Thompson farm that has been in continuous agricultural production for more than 300 years. Additionally Fort Hill Farms has enjoyed the distinction of being named “Best of New England” by Yankee Magazine multiple times.

For more information, call Fort Hill Farms at 860-923-3439 or email info(at)forthillfarms(dot)com.

About The Farmer’s Cow: The Farmer’s 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 Farmer’s Cow dairy products are pasteurized the “traditional way” and are never ultra‐pasteurized. The members of The Farmer’s Cow do not use Artificial Growth Hormones (rBST) on any of their cows. They also sell Connecticut‐sourced, all‐natural eggs, apple cider, seasonal beverages and coffee. The Farmer’s Cow’s mission is to promote Connecticut agriculture and locally sourced food and prove to consumers that “Local is Fresh!”

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