Dear EscapeMakers — If you missed our Ithaca Craft Beverage Festival
last Sunday to plan a summer escape, it’s not too late! Look no further than the Finger Lakes. From picturesque farm-scapes stretching across the rolling hills, to waterfalls carving through the glacial rock…no matter where you are, Ithaca truly is ‘Gorges‘. Have you ever seen a bison in real life? How about an alpaca? Well, this is your opportunity!
Visit Ithaca for Open Farm Days, August 10-11th. Cuddle a family of goats and then taste the award-winning cheese produced on site. Walk the orchards and learn about the process of making heritage cider. Or maybe you want to immerse yourself in a world of plants at the Magic Garden?
One weekend a year, farms not typically open to visitors located around the Ithaca area open their doors to the public during Open
Farm Days! Farmers welcome in curious visitors, teaching them about their animals, plants and farm life. A two-day affair, the weekend begins on the East side of Cayuga Lake on Saturday, and then focuses on the West side on Sunday. Meet the hard-working farmers, experience the culture and the lifestyles that feed this colorful community.
A weekend of family friendly and FREE farm fun. Stretch your wings, take a deep breath of fresh air, wake up to the songs of birds and the rustling of leaves outside the window of your farm B&B. While visiting enjoy your evenings exploring some of Ithaca’s farm-to-fork
restaurants, showcasing the region’s best locally produced products: cider, cheese, vegetables, wine, you name it!
Hike the gorges, swim in the watering holes, taste the terroir of the land, and meet its caretakers. Ithaca and Tompkins county farmers deeply invest in our Earth, the animals we share the land with, and the soil underneath our feet. That’s why this community works so hard to preserve and enjoy our natural lands.
Attending events such as these allows farmers to continue using sustainable and regenerative practices which benefit every being on the planet. Learn more about Open
Farm Days, August 10-11th.
P.S. Like to bike? Check out the Farm
to Fork Fondo, and choose your length bike ride from farm to farm exploring pastures, fields and tasty bites along the way. Looking for more Farm to Fork experiences while in town? You’re in luck, they have many! They look forward to welcoming you!