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Family Farm Days

Family Farm Days Showcases Area Agriculture

7th Annual Family Farm Day

Highlights Dairy To Syrup

Andrea Sebeck, Gilbertsville, and daughter Addison meet a very affectionate bovine at Muddy River Dairy in Otego Saturday during the seventh annual Otsego County Family Farm Day. Visitors could pet goats and cows, sample fresh fruits and vegetables and enjoy hayrides around the property thanks to owner Josh Johnson, right. The event, put on by the Cornell Cooperative Extension,  features 55 farms in Otsego, Delaware and Schoharie counties, from Muddy Acres to the Fly Creek Cider Mill to Middlefield Orchards.  (Ian Austin/

Farms Open Doors For Family Farm Day

Farms Open Doors

For Family Farm Day

Over 30 farms across Otsego and Schoharie Counties opened were open to the public today for the annual Family Farm Day, were visitors can tour the facilities, met the animals, meet the farmers and event purchase freshly produced produce. Here, Kaleb Nix, Syracuse, and Mala Kaw, Syracuse, feed some of the diary goats at the New York Upstate Creations farm on Rt. 205 in Hartwick. (Ian Austin/


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