9 am to 1 pm, Sunday July 24 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 24 from 9 am to 1 pm. Along the well-marked route, you can tour ten 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.
Farms will have refreshing drinks and items for sale. A light grab and go breakfast featuring local foods will be available for purchase at McDougal Orchards by Frannie’s Mini donuts. Later in the day, after the walk, from 4 to 6 p.m., a fundraiser and auction to benefit Three Rivers Land Trust will happen at McDougal Orchards.
The auction features plein air artworks by local artists on the theme “Paint the Working Landscape,” as well as gift certificates for unique experiences that celebrate the region. Music and refreshments will be provided.
Supporting Local During the Springvale Farm Walk…
Whichever way you explore agriculture on Maine’s 33rd 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…
- Rain date is Saturday July 23 – to be announced Friday 7/22. View the Three Rivers Land Trust Facebook page.
- Dogs on leashes and owners who pick up after them are welcome.
- 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 Lee Burnett at 207-206-2106.