15 Jun 2021

Sixth Annual Springvale Farm Walk 

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 9 am to 1 pm, Sunday July 25 in coordination with Maine Open Farm Day

Looking for a kid-friendly way to get outside, learn about Maine agriculture and stroll along a beautiful working landscape?   

The sixth annual Springvale Farm Walk is a self-paced, family friendly farm walk, happening Sunday, July 25 from 9 am to 1 pm. Along the well-marked route, you can tour nine farms raising vegetables, sheep, orchard fruit, berries and mushrooms. You’ll learn about how each farm offers something unique for their customers, and where and how you can find their products.

This is a special way to see the interconnected features of Maine agriculture. From the people, to Maine farm products and and the scenery, including farmland and woodlands that supports it all.

Supporting Local During the Springvale Farm Walk…

In addition to choosing ingredients or farm products from Maine farms, you can also choose to show your support for this special event. Here are a few fundraisers that we share from the Springvale Farm Walk volunteers:

Start your day at 8:00 a.m. with the Three Rivers Land Trust grab-and-go breakfast fundraiser at McDougal Orchards. If you prefer to cook at home, you can re-create past farm walk breakfasts with the farm walk recipe book. It’s a simple set of recipes you can use with Maine farm ingredients.

New this year, a silent auction fundraiser combines art and working landscapes. “Paint the Working Landscape” will feature local artists and benefit Sanford Community Forest and participating artists. If you enjoy the quintessential Maine combination of artists offering their take on the beauty of Maine surroundings, add this to your day!

Whichever way you explore agriculture on Maine’s 32nd Open Farm Day, we hope it is an enjoyable experience! In addition to our Open Farm Day tips, the Springvale Farm Walk volunteers and organizers offer these reminders:

Things to Know for the Springvale Farm Walk…

  • This is a rain or shine event.
  • Dogs on leashes and owners who pick up after them are welcome.
  • Due to COVID-19 precautions, no shuttle transportation will be provided this year.
  • The four-mile, end-to-end route has been modified into two shorter loops to make it easier to get back to your car on your own.
  • If you want to learn more about this event, you can visit Three Rivers Land Trust website or call Sanford Trails at 207-324-9130.