County Farms Preparing For Open Barn Doors Day

CHAUTAUQUA, NY (WNY News Now) – The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program has teamed up with several farms across the county to celebrate the first ever Chautauqua Grown Open Barn Doors Day.

The event aims to promote agriculture and share appreciation for our county’s farms. Farming is the number one industry in the state, with Chautauqua County ranking 1st in the state for number of farms, approximately 1,300, 10th in the state for total value of agricultural products sold, and 11th in all of the United States for grape production. 

During the event, the public is invited to visit nine different farms, free of charge, across the county to experience interactive learning activities, enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere, and even register at each location they visit for a chance to win a door prize of local products. 

The Open Barn Doors Day will be held on Sunday, September 17th from 10 a.m to 4 p.m and the list of farms participating is as follows;

  • Miller’s Dairy Farm, 6219 South Road in Cherry Creek will be conducting tours of their barn and robotic milkers from noon to 2 p.m.
  • Walker’s Alpaca Farm, 544 Railroad Avenue in Cherry Creek invites guests to visit all throughout the day to learn about alpacas and maybe even give them a snack. 
  • Green Heron Growers, 2361 Waits-Corners Road in Sherman is offering a multitude of learning experiences from information on animals raised in the pasture to observing an equine sports challenge. 
  • Big Tree Maple, 2040 Holly Lane in Lakewood will welcomes guests to tour their maple production facility and taste some sweet samples.
  • Munsee Farm, 1381 Panama-Bear Lake Road in Panama will take visitors on a hayride to the field where they will learn about sweet corn. 
  • Peterson Farm, 3260 Fluvanna Ave Ext in Jamestown will be showcasing the slow-moving vehicles campaign.
  • Moon Meadow Farm, 2929 Moon Road in Jamestown not only allows for guests to see the meat-shop and taste samples of locally grown meat, this farm will also show how marshmallows are made.
  • CLEREL, 6592 W Main Road in Portland is the Cornell Lake Erie Research Lab where fruits and vegetables are studied. Tours will be offered every hour. 
  • H&R Rustic Acres, 12379 Alleghany Road in Silver Creek is a great place to visit if you’re looking to learn about the sheep industry and what great products they provide. 

Those interested in learning more about Chautauqua Grown Open Barn Doors Day are asked to call Cornell Cooperative Extension at (716) 664-9502 ext. 202.


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