WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WETM) – This weekend you can enjoy some fall fun with the family and also support our local farms during the Fingerlakes Farm Trail Weekend.
Guests will be able to purchase produce from farms including cheese, apples, cider and more. Plus families can take a look at newborn calves and alpacas.
The event will run Saturday and Sunday with 10 local farms participating.
Here’s the schedule for this weekend:
Saturday, Sept. 26
Four Seasons Alpacas — Celebrating National Alpaca Farm Days
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
4418 Six Corners Road, Dundee
Highlights: Farm tours and an array of products for purchase: alpaca rugs, throws, wall hanging, hats, gloves, scarves, pillows
Hawk Meadow Farm
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
5066 Mott Evans Road, Trumansburg
Highlights: Farm tours, log-grown mushrooms, and mushroom products for sale, plus maple syrup and herbal skincare products
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
3710 Main St., Burdett
Highlights: Farm store with seasonal fruit, pies, baked goods, and jams and jellies
Muddy Fingers Farm
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
3859 Dugue Road, Hector
Highlights: Diverse vegetable production plus produce for sale
Reisinger’s Summer Fruits
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2855 Ellison Road, Watkins Glen
Highlights: Farm tours of the orchards, plus berries and jams for sale
Russell’s Alpaca Acres — Celebrating National Alpaca Farm Days
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
4047 Newto Road, Burdett
Highlights: Take a tour, visit the newborn baby alpaca, and learn about raising alpacas, plus shop alpaca products, yarn, and raw fleece
Shtayburne Farm Creamery
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
2909 Chase Road, Rock Stream
Highlights: An old-fashioned working dairy farm with cows and hand-crafted artisan cheeses, featuring cheese-making demos
The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Michael Hardy, said agriculture is one of the most important aspects to the community.
“When we began the planning for the farm trail the first weekend, it was reminiscent of when the wine trails started and they’re so successful after the last three decades or so,” said Hardy. “Oh, it’s extremely important, agriculture is very important to this community and may actually be the number one tourism would be after agriculture and then manufacturing from there.”
Stay tuned with 18 News as we’ll have more coverage over the weekend of the Fingerlakes Farm Trail.