Saturday, October 5, 10 am-4 pm. This drive-yourself tour includes Black Queen Angus Farm, 630 Green Hollow Rd., Berlin, NY; Cricket Creek Farm, 1255 Oblong Rd., Williamstown, and a local foods lunch at the Berlin Fire Hall catered by Wild Oats Market. $20/per person. For more information and to register, contact the Hudson Mohawk Resource Conservation & Development Council at 518-270-2668. Sponsored by the Hudson Mohawk RC & D Council, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and NYS Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative.
Providers of grass-fed beef and naturally raised pork.
Black Queen Angus cows receive absolutely no hormone implants or feed-through antibiotics. No pesticides or man-made herbicides are used on the farm. Black Queen Angus is an Animal Welfare Approved humane farm.
Aberdeen-Angus cattle were developed as a breed by the thrifty Scots to produce tasty, tender beef on nothing but grass and clover in summer and hay in winter. These early Angus cattle were selected for their foraging ability and their ability to raise a stout, healthy calf on these meager offerings. The Black Queen Angus herd holds true to its Scottish heritage.
Cricket Creek Farm is a grass-based dairy farm and one of the oldest dairy farms in the region. It is licensed to sell raw milk from the farm and uses the rest of their milk to make artisanal cheeses in their farmstead creamery. Cricket Creek also has a bakery on site, and sells fresh baked goods its farm store. Cricket Creek also raises grass-fed beef and whey-fed pork and has a small flock of laying hens. The farm sells its goods through its farm store, its year-round CSA, at local farmers markets, and through various regional cheese shops, food co-ops (including Wild Oats Market), restaurants, and other establishments. Cricket Creek’s mission is to produce nourishing food that honors the animals, respects the land, and feeds the community, and to exemplify a sustainable model for small-farm viability.