Pack the family in the car and spend the day at a local farm. It's Open Farm Day in Maine, Sunday, July 27. Family farms across the state will open their gates to the public with animal petting, food sampling, hay rides and more. All across the State of Maine, close to 90 family farms will open their doors to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Held each year, Open Farm Day is an opportunity for consumers to learn about Maine and Maine food producers and for farms to show the public their products.
Open Farm Day is an annual family event that connects consumers with the people who help produce their food. The public can  learn about the business of agriculture. Many farms will have demonstrations, displays, farm-raised products for sale and animals and crops to experience.
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event, participating farms will showcase a Welcome Open Farm Day banner indicating their doors are open to the public.

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Sandra Harris