Agritourism is tourism based on attracting visitors to agricultural operations. This type of tourism is comprised of businesses such as crop and animal farms, u-pick operations, wineries, aquaculture and for-fee fishing operations, Christmas tree farms, herb farms and greenhouses, maple syrup and cheese producers, and farm stands.
To highlight agritourism in Fulton County, the Harvest Tour map is a valuable resource. The map promotes local products available during all four seasons, lists farmer’s markets, and allows the user to find a farm to tour and learn more.
Farmer’s markets in Fulton County can found on:
Tuesday 2-5pm, Northville
Tuesday 3-6pm, Johnstown
Friday 2-5pm, Northville
Saturday 8:30am-12:30pm, Gloversville
Upcoming agricultural events include the opening of Eagle Mills Cider Press for the season and Fulton County’s Day at the Farm. The Eagle Mills will begin pressing on Saturday, August 31; watch the antique water powered cider press go into action for the first time this season during a free mill tour with cider samples. Pressing demonstrations will continue every autumn weekend at noon.
Sunday, September 29th marks the 4th annual “Fulton County’s Day at the Farm” agricultural festival. Support the agricultural community at Rogers Family Orchards. Everyone receives a complimentary ice cream cone and a chance to climb the hay mountain.
Horse and tractor drawn wagon rides are always a favorite. Pick your own apples or a wide selection of already picked apples, pumpkins, vegetables, and cider, honey and maple products will be available for purchase. Festival food will be available from vendors.
Exhibitors will showcase oxen, dairy and beef cattle, horses, alpacas, rabbits, poultry and other farm animals. Local producers of Christmas trees, ornamental nursery stock, bedding plants, fruits, vegetables, and fall flowers will be on display. Farm equipment from days past and modern farming technologies will be represented to remind residents that farming remains viable today and important to our local economy.
For more agricultural events visit our calendar. Call 1-800-676-3858 for a FREE copy of the Harvest Tour map!