The Essex Farm Tour begins at 10 a.m. sharp in front of the Farm Store and covers the vegetable fields, pasture, and livestock areas. At noon, participants are are invited to join us for a potluck lunch in the Pavilion. Bring a dish to share and your own place setting. After lunch, take an optional self-guided hike along the farm roads to some of the farm’s more remote areas. Farm Tours take place rain or shine. Participants should bring all-weather clothing and sturdy rubber boots and expect a long walk over rough terrain.
Suggested donation: $25 adults; $5 children (Members are free!)
“I’m excited to introduce everyone on the tour to this bountiful landscape. I plan to have everybody eating their way through the farm as we walk around. We will also see and feel the plants that will power the farm next year: cover crops, forages and next year’s grains have already sprouted. Come celebrate the fun of farming with me and all of the plants and animals of Essex Farm.” – Mark Kimball
Essex Farm Tours are held on the Saturday of each of the following weekends:
Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and National Farmers Day.
2020 TOUR DATES
Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic,
all Essex Farm Tours are cancelled until further notice.
If you are unable to attend our regular Farm Tour, we may be able to offer you an abbreviated “Short Tour” that lasts no more than one hour. Suggested donation $100 (for groups larger than 10 people, add $10 for each extra person). Text Mark directly at 518.570.6399 to inquire about availability.