The Farmer’s Cow to Host REAL Local Farm Tours to Celebrate the Harvest

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‘Corn Roast in the Hayfield’ at Cushman Farms and The Corn Maze Adventure at Fort Hill Farms let visitors experience *REAL Local* dairy farming in Connecticut. Free family fun for all ages.

Corn Roast and Corn Maze

'Corn Roast in the Hay Field' at Cushman Farms Aug. 2nd & Celebrate the Harvest at The Corn Maze Adventure Sept. 6th

Harvest season is an especially important time on the farm because our cows eat local too. The Corn Roast and Corn Maze Adventure are fun ways to get people to visit our farms and learn about REAL Local agriculture.

The annual corn silage harvest will soon be underway on The Farmer’s Cow farms. It is a ritual of long days and nights working in the fields to harvest hundreds of acres of corn to feed the cows on the six family-owned farms of The Farmer’s Cow.

To celebrate the harvest season, The Farmer’s Cow is hosting two REAL Local farm tours. At each event, visitors will be able to tour the farms, meet the farmers, see the cows and sample a variety of The Farmer’s Cow fresh local products including ice cream, summer beverages and milk.

  • On Saturday August 2nd, join the Cushman family for a down-home ‘Corn Roast in the Hay Field’ at the Franklin farm from 1-4 p.m. Cushman Farms is a unique family partnership of four families. Fresh picked local sweet corn will be slow roasted in the husk over a charcoal fire. There will be plenty of butter on hand or you can ‘Shake & Make’ your own from The Farmer’s Cow Heavy Cream. Enjoy a wagon ride around the barns and fields, visit the cows, tour the milking facility and see the rotary ‘merry-go-round’ that milks 30 cows at a time.
  • On Saturday September 6th, visit the Celebrate the Harvest Festival at The Farmer’s Cow Corn Maze Adventure at Fort Hill Farms in Thompson from 1-4 p.m. A maze like no other, this year’s cornstalk wonderland features the theme of REAL Local Farms. Visitors to the maze receive a game sheet and search for clues among the twisting and turning paths. Open daily from late-August to November 2nd. On Sept. 6th only, visitors can enjoy free admission to the Mini Moo Labyrinth, a winding path designed for people of all ages and strollers.

“Harvest season is an especially important time on The Farmer’s Cow farms because our cows eat local too. The Corn Roast and Corn Maze Adventure are fun ways to get people to visit our farms and learn about REAL Local agriculture,” said Robin Chesmer. “Being REAL Local is about keeping the distance from our farms to your table short. It’s about being able to visit the farms, meet the cows and get to know the farmers behind the food you buy. It’s about knowing the money you spend to buy fresh food also supports the local economy."

Watch this short video to learn more about harvest season The Farmer’s Cow farms.

All farm tour events are free, rain or shine, and no reservation is required. More information and directions to the farms is available on The Farmer’s Cow website at For more information call 866‐355‐COWS or email farmers(at)TheFarmersCow(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 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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