Plattsburgh, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2014
The Adirondack Coast is easily characterized by its working landscape; undulating hills, meadows and pastures rolling down to the waters of Lake Champlain. Dairy farms, apple orchards, vineyards, sugar shacks and farm stands not only define the landscape, but the way of life.
Farms and Farm Museums
Dairy farming is by far the biggest agricultural enterprise on the Adirondack Coast. More than 120 dairy farms house close to 20,000 dairy cows. Some of the largest family-owned dairy farms in New York State are found on the Adirondack Coast and help contribute to the 380 million pounds of milk produced by here annually; milk that you’ll find in familiar products such as Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, McCadam Cheese and various Cabot products including butter, cheese and Greek yogurt.
Experience life on the farm today and as it’s been for generations at our farms and farm museums with:
Upcoming Farm Events
Woodworking Weekend: June 28-29 at Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum in Peru, NY
Hay and Grain Harvest Days: August 16-17 at Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum in Peru, NY
aMAZEing halloWINE: September 20 at Country Dreams Farm in Plattsburgh, NY
Harvest Weekend: October 11-12 at Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum in Peru, NY
Adirondack Coast Wine Trail
Grape growing and wine production on the Adirondack Coast have exploded in the past five years. The grapes grown here are hybrids of European grapes and hardy American rootstock that can withstand cold temperatures. Many of these grapes were introduced to the world in just the last 10-15 years, so they’re like nothing you’ve ever experienced.
Upcoming Wine Events
Friday Night Wine Down: May 23-Columbus Day at ELFS Farm Winery and Cider House in Plattsburgh, NY
2014 Summer Concert Series: July 11-August 30 at Amazing Grace Vineyard in Chazy, NY
Summer Wine Tour: August 9-10 at wineries all along the Adirondack Coast
Adirondack Coast Wine Cider and Food Festival: October 11 at the Crete Civic Center in Plattsburgh, NY
The Adirondack Coast is one of the highest producing apple areas in the United States second only to regions in Washington State. In fact, we’re home to the world’s largest Macintosh orchard, with more than 30,000 trees – and you can pick them right off the tree.
Upcoming Orchard Events
Strawberry Festival: June 28 at Rulfs Orchard in Peru, NY
On the Adirondack Coast, maple sugaring is a rite of spring. Once the snow starts to melt, sugar shacks heat up with production of liquid gold – genuine maple syrup. Get a taste of the Adirondack Coast as well as live demonstrations, historic reenactments, family recipes and, of course, a bottle of your very own maple syrup.
Upcoming Maple Events
Maple Weekends: March 21-22, 2015 and March 28-29, 2015
To customize an agricultural experience visit goadirondack.com.