Fix up your mowing machine to get ready for hay making next summer or just come to learn about mower repair and maintenance.
This workshop will be led by Donn Hewes of Donn’s Mower Shop. The work will be collaborative as we learn from each other and each mower we work on. Come join the folks at Reber Rock Farm and other fun horse farmers for the weekend. Registration will include a lunch each day. Click here to register (https://www.draftanimalpower.org/2018-horse-drawn-mower-rendezvous/)
Location: Reber Rock Farm, Essex, New York (and heated shop near by)
Dates: Feb 3rd and 4th. 2018
Price: $60 to bring a mower (does not include parts)
$30 to audit (definitely expect to get your hands dirty)
To ensure we have all the parts and tools that we need, anyone who is bringing a mower must register by January 1st [bold this or put it in a different color].
Join us on October 1, 2017 for Bike the Barns, a fully supported road cycling tour exploring the rich agricultural movement of the Adirondack North Country. In its second year, Bike the Barns returns to the vibrant Champlain Valley, incorporating stops at farms where riders can recharge, sample food and meet the farmers.
Stay tuned to this event page for more details and updates regarding route options, participating farms, food and music offerings and more.
Registration is open: https://adirondack.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=51
All proceeds from Bike the Barns will support initiatives that promote our region's farms and their products, including subsidizing CSA shares for low-income families.
Kitty O'Neil, CCE field, forage and soils specialist will lead the discussion. Topics included will be pasture species identification, grass and legume productivity, pasture management for maximum forage yield, minimizing parasite loads and pasture fertility. Come with questions and discussion topics in mind, as the format and content are flexible and based on your interests.
Please join us at Reber Rock Farm, a 120-acre draft powered farm. Using a combination of draft horses and diesel power we produce a diversity of grassfed and pasture raised meats, small grains, vegetables, herbs, fruits, maple syrup, draft wood, shiitake mushrooms, and Suffolk Punch Draft horses. RRF also incubates two new businesses -Red Legs Flowers and Mountain Top Meats.
Please RSVP to Carly Summers @ firstname.lastname@example.org
This new variation of our popular Small Farms Rising tour takes us to another area rich with developing agricultural endeavors, many of which are on historic farmsteads.
We’ll visit Reber Rock Farm, a unique two-family operation that produces meat, eggs, maple syrup and sunflower products in the Reber Valley. We then head over to Full & By Farm, once a dairy farm and today a bustling vegetable and livestock Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), powered by horses.
From there we will travel to Essex, with a stop at The Hub on the Hill, a cooperative center for processing and marketing value-added food from local farms, which is also an interesting, adaptive reuse project. We will then move on to our final stop at Essex Farm, a unique, full-diet, year-round CSA. Following lunch at the farm, we’ll go on a tour with the farm’s founder Kristin Kimball, author of the acclaimed memoir The Dirty Life: On Food, Farming, and Love.
The tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m.
FEE: $60 for members and $70 for non-members and includes a copy of The Dirty Life. Lunch is included.