Experience the Autumn Beauty of Real Local Farms at Walktober Events with The Farmer’s Cow

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Four family-friendly events on The Farmer's Cow dairy farms include guided walking tours “Through the Woods," “Moos & More Ice Cream Social" and “Autumn Fields & Cows,” and a tethered balloon ride "Over the Hill" at Fort Hill Farms

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Guided walks with The Farmer's Cow are fun for the whole family. Watch our tour video: http://www.thefarmerscow//blog/tours/farm-tours/

If you can visit the farm, then you know a product is REAL local. Our farm tours are a great opportunity to visit the cows that make the milk, meet our farmers and experience agriculture in Connecticut.

The farm families of The Farmer’s Cow are celebrating the fall season with The Last Green Valley (TLGV) 2014 Walktober events at three of its member farms. At each event, visitors will be able to tour our Connecticut farms, meet the farmers, see the cows or calves and sample a variety of The Farmer’s Cow fresh local products including the new crop of Fresh Apple Cider and Farmland Crunch ice cream.

  • Saturday, Sept. 27th, explore “Through the Woods” at Fort Hill Farms in Thompson, 1pm. Kick off Walktober with a walk through the woods of historic Maple Grove Lane Way. The guided walk begins at 1pm. Listed as #1 on TLGV Walktober field guide, the farm tour includes a historic walk with scenic views from the hilltop fields that overlook three states – Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Stroll Fort Hill Farms’ extensive gardens and the fields that grow the crops to feed the cows of The Farmer’s Cow.
  • Sunday, Sept. 28th, go “Over the Hill” at Fort Hill Farms in Thompson, 4-6pm. Harvest the views of the tri-state autumn foliage while floating in a tethered hot air balloon. Get the magnificent view of the The Farmer’s Cow REAL Local Corn Maze Adventure. Cost is $10 per person and proceeds benefit The Last Green Valley.
  • Saturday, Oct. 4th, “Moos & More” Ice Cream Social & Farm Tour at Cushman Farms in Franklin, 1-4pm. Listed as #32 on TLGV Walktober field guide, enjoy The Farmers Cow ice cream and a farm tour that includes guided walks around the fields and though the barns to visit the cows, see the maternity barn and observe the milking facility. Optional bonus hike at 2 p.m. through fields and woods from the milking center to the home farm. The trail hike is easy to moderate, 2.5 miles and not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
  • On Monday Oct. 13th, celebrate Columbus Day at Graywall Farms in Lebanon with “Autumn Fields & Cows,” 2pm. Listed as #78 on TLGV Walktober field guide, the guided walk begins at 2pm. Visit the cows, tour the barns, see the cows being milked and take a leisurely stroll across the rolling fields of Graywall Farms while learning about life on a working dairy farm and the benefits of Connecticut’s Farmland Preservation Program. Enjoy great views of surrounding fields and woods in fall color on this one-hour tour and walk.

“If you can visit the farm, then you know a product is REAL local,” said Robin Chesmer, Managing Member of The Farmer’s Cow. “Our farm tours are a great opportunity to visit the cows that make the milk, meet our farmers and experience agriculture in Connecticut.”

The Farmer’s Cow farms are all family-owned dairy farms that take great pride in what they do and share a commitment to sustainable agriculture. When consumers purchase The Farmer’s Cow milk and locally produced products, they are supporting local farmers who work the land through the seasons and are helping to maintain Connecticut’s unique rural New England flavor.

All farm tours are free and no reservation is required. Note: There is an admission charge for the Corn Maze Adventure at Fort Hill Farms. Directions to the farms are available on The Farmer’s Cow website at http://www.TheFarmersCow.com. For more information call 866‐355‐COWS or email farmers(at)TheFarmersCow.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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