Schuyler County’s finest farms are once more opening their doors to the public, offering tours, tastings, hayrides, demonstrations, apple picking, shopping, and opportunities to meet the farm animals.
These authentic farm experiences are entertaining and informative fun for families, couples, or anyone! The weekend event is organized by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County in collaboration with the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce. Guests can purchase all sorts of goodies from the farms, including produce, hand-crafted cheeses, apples, veggies, jams, cider, donuts, pies, and alpaca products.
This year’s event will see the addition of a Friday night reception at Chateau La Fayette Reneau. Participants will be treated with tours of the vineyard, light appetizers, door prizes, and a preview of items for sale during the tour. Reservations are recommended for Friday evening, but not necessary for the rest of the weekend.
Farm Tour Weekend capitalizes on the area’s strong agritourism through the organization and promotion of a destination event. This event offers visitors unique farm experiences while highlighting Schuyler County over the course of one weekend.
Details regarding participating farms will be released in the upcoming weeks. Updates will also be listed on the CCE Schuyler Facebook page.
To learn more about other attractions in the area, as well as places to stay overnight, visit http://www.explorewatkinsglen.com/.Those looking to expand the experience are invited to check out the region’s celebrated wine trail at SenecaLakeWine.com.
2790 Apple Lane Watkins Glen NY 14891
OPEN SAT & SUN 9am - 6pm
Apples and Moore is a u-pick orchard offering multiple varieties of apples for picking, as well as raspberries and zinnias
Products: Apples, jams/jellies, apple sauce, locally made products, donuts and seasonally available pears, plums, peaches and apple cider.
Also on site: Seneca Sunrise Coffee
611 Country Rd 13 Van Etten NY 14889
SUNDAY Tour 10-11 ONLY
The Cornell Maple Program will be offering a tour on Sunday from 10am-11am. Learn about Cornell's world-class maple research program and sample a variety of maple products.
The Burdett Exchange:
3830 Willow St., Burdett, NY 14818
SAT AND SUN 10AM-5PM
Crosswinds Farm and Creamery:
4721 SR 14A - Rock Stream, NY 14878
OPEN SAT & SUN 10AM-6PM
Crosswinds Farm & Creamery is home to Brown Swiss cows raised for dairy & beef, an Angus/Murray Gray beef herd, crossbred pigs, and a flock of several breeds of egg laying chickens.
Experiences: Pasture Walk - 11am & 2pm both days. Dress appropriately for the weather. Hands on activities for the kids. Cheese and Gelato tastings. Hot food will be available throughout the day.
Products for Sale: Cheese, Poultry, Beef, Pork, Gelato, Cheesecake and More!
4017 Hickok Rd, Interlaken, NY 14847
OPEN SAT 11AM-7PM & SUN 11AM - 5PM
Finger Lakes Cider House is a tasting room featuring local hard ciders, charcuterie, a farm-to-table dining experience, u-pick apples, overnight accommodations.
Products for Sale: To be Announced
Four Season Alpacas & Rug Weaving.
4418 6 Corners Rd, Dundee, NY 14837
OPEN SAT 10AM-2PM & SUN 11AM - 2PM
Four Season Alpacas and Rug Weaving will be offering free farm tours throughout the day, giving visitors a chance to meet with the Alpacas and other animal friends. The farm store will be open for guests to purchase a products made from Alpaca fiber.
Products for Sale: Fiber products such as alpaca yarn, rugs, gloves, scarves and more!
Also on Site: Sunflower Dairy Farm
3859 Dugue Rd. Hector, NY 14841
OPEN SAT 9AM - 5PM
Muddy Fingers Farm is a vegetable farm offering tours all day Saturday. All of their offerings are GMO free and grown with no synthetic herbicides, pesticides, or fungicides.
Experiences: Farm tours will be available throughout the day.
Products for Sale: A variety of seasonal vegetables
THIS FARM IS OPEN SATURDAY ONLY
Ort Family Farm:
2761 Yorski Rd, Bradford, NY 14815
OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 9AM-5PM
Ort Family Farm will be offering workshops on growing figs (Saturday at 3:30pm) and Growing Herbs Indoors (Sunday at 3:30pm), Free raffles for attendees, sales on potted figs and small potted herbs in addition to their usual items. Also on site: Bartlett Family Farm, Rainshine Acres and Stewart's Family Farm.
Products for Sale: Fruit jams, jellies, herbal tea blends, potted fruiting plants and more!
Raffles: 1) $200 of plant material of the winner's choice from the nursery. 2) A private grafting workshop and guided kitchen product tasting for a party of 4. 3) One free consulting visit by Roger within 50 Mile radius of the farm. 4) A private tea party, tea garden tour and tea making experience with Maria. 5) Winner's choice of one case of jams/jellies/marmalade and other smaller raffles throughout the weekend.
2855 Ellison Road, Watkins Glen, NY
10AM TOUR ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Reisinger's Summer Fruit is a u-pick blueberry, peach, raspberry, and blackberry farm. Join retired Cornell Apple Specialist, Rick Reisinger for a 1 hour walk-through of the fruit farm Saturday and Sunday beginning at 10am.
Products for Sale: Jams, jellies, & blueberry syrup.
Russell's Alpaca Acres.
5214 Tuttle Rd. Burdett, NY 14818
OPEN SUNDAY ONLY
Russell's Alpaca Acres is an alpaca farm located in Burdett, offering opportunities to meet the Alpacas and learn about caring for these amazing animals.
Products for Sale: Alpaca Fiber products including yarn, gloves, socks and more!
2909 Chase Rd, Rock Stream, NY 14878
OPEN SAT, 10AM - 8PM ONLY
Shtayburne Farm Creamery is owned and operated by Lorin & Alicia Hostetler and family. They have been working with the land and cows for over four generations. In 2010 they added a creamery and farm store. Now visitors can indulge in cheese, ice cream flights, milkshakes, cold brews and see the cows as well!
Products for Sale: Cheese, Curd, Quark Cheese, Ice Cream, Gift Boxes and More!
4970 County Road 14 - Odessa, NY 14869
OPEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 10AM-5PM
Sunset View Creamery’s artisan milk cheese is the result of five generations of dedicated family dairy farming on the same 348-acre farm that has been in the Hoffman family since 1905. For over 110 years, Hoffman Farm has nourished Finger Lakes families with top-quality milk and cheese.
Experiences: Register Ahead (via the link above) to experience cow cuddling and cow milking.
Products for Sale: Cheese, Curds, Raw Milk, Gift Boxes and So Much More!
State Rt 14, Rock Stream, NY 14878
OPEN SAT 9AM - 5PM & SUN 12PM -6PM
Yesterday's Roots is a farm market that sources locally as much as possible. More information regarding what they'll be offering during the tour is coming soon!
Products for Sale: Cheese, jams, jellies, syrup, canned items, locally made gifts, and baked goods including breads, pies, brownies, eclairs, cannolis and more.
Senior Resource Educator in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Regional Director for the CCE Master Forest Owner volunteer program, Forest Manager for Cornell’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest
Last updated September 29, 2023