Visitors take a chilly Presidents Day tour of local farm

By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Lebanon - posted Tue., Feb. 18, 2014
Siblings Xandar (age 6) and Bryn (age 8), from Fairvue Farms in Woodstock, play in the snow during a Presidents Day Farmer's Cow tour at Graywall Farms on Feb. 17. Photos by Melanie Savage.
Siblings Xandar (age 6) and Bryn (age 8), from Fairvue Farms in Woodstock, play in the snow during a Presidents Day Farmer's Cow tour at Graywall Farms on Feb. 17. Photos by Melanie Savage.

It has become a tradition for The Farmer’s Cow to host a Presidents Day tour of one of the organization’s farms. At Graywall Farms this year, despite temperatures under 30, a stiff wind and plenty of snow on the ground, organizers said that the turnout was good. “We had about the same number as last year,” said Diane Miller, from Woodstock’s Fairvue Farms, who was helping to man the welcome table. “We’re happy with the turnout,” said Miller.

Kathy Smith, sales and event coordinator for the collaborative, agreed. “And it’s never too cold for ice cream,” she added, watching a little girl shiver as she enjoyed a complimentary dish of Farmer’s Cow chocolate. In addition to ice cream and some other popular Farmer’s Cow products, the collaborative was offering samples of its newest products – hazelnut and French vanilla coffee. Also new are ground coffees and low-fat chocolate milk, said Smith. And the Mystic Cheese Company was offering samples of cheese made on-site from Graywall Farms milk. Smith pointed out the Farmland Crunch ice cream. “In stores, a portion of the proceeds for that flavor go to support the Connecticut Farmland Preservation Trust,” she said.

The next Farmer's Cow farm tour is scheduled for April 12, from noon to 3 p.m., at Graywall Farms at 49 Chappell Road in Lebanon. For a complete list of tours and events, go to www.thefarmerscow.com.


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