Next Saturday: Ag Tour Open House!

Better Farm is participating in next weekend's Farm and Food Family Open-Door Weekend from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 21, and 12-4 p.m. Sunday, July 22, in conjunction with the 1000 Islands Ag Tour.

At our stop, visitors can enjoy tours of our organic gardens, demonstrations of sustainability initiatives, art demonstrations, arts & crafts for children, and much more.  Vegetables, art and other items will be available at our roadside stand and in our art gallery. Saturday's events will additionally feature live music and a cookout with refreshments.

Other  Jefferson County agribusinesses on the tour will include dairy, livestock, fruit and vegetable farms, wineries, butcher shops, and farm supply businesses. This is a great opportunity for agricultural businesses to show the public what their enterprises are all about. Some special programming has been scheduled to include facility tours, product tastings, equipment demonstrations, games or activities for families and children, product sales, and more.

For those of you who haven't stopped by Better Farm yet, that will be a perfect weekend to see what our synthesis of sustainability and creative expression looks like. The open house is supported by Jefferson County Agricultural Development Corporation, the 1000 Islands International Tourism Council, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County, and the Jefferson County Chapter of Adirondack Harvest. Be sure to check out the event's Facebook page

The 1000 Islands Agricultural Tour is a project undertaken by the 1000 Islands International Tourism Council that maps and compiles information about local farms in a free brochure. Visitors can follow the map, listen on cell phones to an audio tour, and stop in at the local operations. Similar to historic buildings tours or wine trails, the 1000 Islands Agricultural Tour allows you to sample local wines, veggies, fruits, honey, cheeses, ciders, and more—and visit with unbelievably adorable barnyard animals, alpacas, horses—and now, all the diverse, creative creatures calling Better Farm home.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.