Farm Day 2019 – Aroostook

30th Annual Open Farm Day – Aroostook County

July 28

Attend Open Farm day to learn about the value of Maine agriculture and how to support it year-round!

Open Farm Day is an annual family adventure for the public learn about the business of agriculture. Open Farm Day gives families the chance to visit local farms throughout the state the fourth Sunday in July.

Farms around the state participate to commit to ensuring the sustainability of agriculture. Maine’s farming industry gives back to their communities by inviting guests to their farms and businesses.

Open Farm Day is a “choose your own adventure” with education for all ages. Visitors meet the people of Aroostook agriculture–Aroostook’s farmers and the businesses who support them. Many farms have demonstrations, displays, farm-raised products for sale and animals and crops to experience. Activities include barn and field tours, milking, hay rides, nature trails, beautiful scenery, and samples for tasting and refreshments.

Zoom on the map below to find an Open Farm Day host in Aroostook County or browse the Open Farm Day Passport—Guide to participating farms (PDF, prints on 8.5×11).!

Participating Aroostook Farms

Aroostook Hops
513 Shorey Road
Westfield, Maine 04787

First Year

Info and hours:

12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tours of MOFGA certified-organic hops plants growing to 18′ tall trellis in 4 acres of hopyard.  Hops are harvested in late summer-early fall, but demonstrations of the mechanical harvester, hop oast (dryer), pelletizer, and packaging available.  Products (hop pellets, Beery Hoppy handmade soap, pint glasses, hats, t-shirts, keychains) available to buy on-site or online.

207-429-8105 | www.aroostookhops.com

Circle B Farms
287 E. Presque Isle Road
Caribou, Maine 04736

2 years

Info and hours:

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come ready for fun! Commercial blueberry operation, apple orchard and vegetable farm. Highbush Blueberries ready for you pick. Walking tours of the farm; learn where to buy our products year-round. Farm is open from late July to October 30 for harvest. Learn what we do we keep our food products safe and healthy for you.

207-498-8238 | circlebfarmsinc.com

Doaks Maple Ridge Farm
291 Margison Road
Woodland, Maine 04736

4 years

Info and hours:

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our 128-acre farm with breathtaking views of the Swedish colony countryside is home to our Romney sheep and chickens. Our farm store is stocked with homemade, healthy, wholesome preserves, maple syrup, and all cuts of lamb. Come and enjoy samples of the many products produced here on the farm.

207-227-6173 | www.facebook.com//Doaks-Maple-Ridge-Farm

Gallifreyan Farm
133 Codfish Ridge Road
Linneus, Maine 04730

First Year

Info and hours:

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music by local artists, and vendors. Food available, proceeds benefit Houlton Humane Society. We’ll Bring out a few of our animals so people can “ooh” and “ahh” over then or–in the case of Emu–run in terror from the ‘velociraptor’. Chicken $#!^ Bingo (yes  that’s a thing) to play.  Come for a fun outing!

(207) 694-8409 | www.gallifreyanfarm.com

Hebert Farms
3929 Caribou Road
Cross Lake, Maine 04779

First Year

Info and hours:

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour of greenhouses and how and how we use them to produce crops in early spring and summer!

207-834-5065 | www.facebook.com/HebertFarmsMaine

McElwain’s Strawberry Farm
711 Sweden Street
Caribou, Maine

5+ years

Info and hours:

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Third-generation farm established in 1910, producing strawberries, apples, pumpkins, sweet corn and other produce. A tractor-drawn wagon ride tours fields and orchard. Short walking tour of our farm museum, hoop houses, and strawberry patch. Vegetables and our own strawberry jam will be available for purchase at the farm stand, Complimentary ice cream with strawberries.

(207) 498-8276 | www.mcelwainstrawberryfarm.com

Micmac Farms
7 Northern Road
Presque Isle, Maine 04769

1 year

Info and hours:

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free hatchery & farm tours, and samples! Men’s hay bale toss, women’s skillet throw, children’s sack race, children’s water balloon toss, children’s 3-legged race. Ample parking. Live musical entertainment, and food vendors throughout the day will have your toes tapping as you discover the taste of Aroostook County foods!

(207) 493-1269 | www.micmacfarms.com

Precision Innovations
1100 Central Ave., Suite A
Presque Isle, Maine 04769

First Year

Info and hours:

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Precision Innovations is a local precision agriculture and data services company, based in Presque Isle, Maine. We specialize in helping farmers improve their productions utilizing proven scientific methods and best in class farm technologies. Come view the tools and technology Maine farmers use!

207-404-1334 |

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