Have you ever wondered what it is like to work on a farm here in Maine? This Sunday, July 23 you will get your chance.

Open Farm Day is an annual family adventure in which farms throughout all 16 counties open their gates to offer the public an opportunity to learn about the business of agriculture. Open Farm Day gives families the chance to visit local farms throughout the state.

Farms around the state participate to commit to ensuring the sustainability of agriculture. Maine’s farming industry has given back to their communities by providing a forum for education and learning in a fun atmosphere. Many farms will have demonstrations, displays, farm-raised products for sale and animals and crops to experience. Activities include barn and field tours, milking, hay rides, petting zoos, nature trails, beautiful scenery, samples for tasting and refreshments.

It sounds like a great, family filled adventure and a learning experience, too. Locally in Kennebec County, farms will be participating in Chelsea, Vassalboro, Gardiner, Litchfield, Monmouth and Albion.

If you are interested in attending an open farm day this Sunday, you can get a complete list of farms participating in Maine and locations here.

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