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Although most sites are open from 10am to 4pm, be sure to check each site’s description as some do vary. Down load your directory/map ahead of time to help plan your day or pick one up at your fisrt stop. As you drive into Thurman (on route 418 by the Thurman Station, from route 28 at The Glen or off of route 8 on So. Johnsburg Rd.) look for signposts at various intersections directing you to each site. Plan enough time to see as many of the sites as you can and have a great fun filled day. (Be sure to gas up your vehicle before you arrive in town, as there are no gas stations in Thurman.)
(BH) Blackberry Hill Farm
15 Mud Street – 10am – 4pm
Blackberry Hill is a diversified family farm. The farm stand will be open offering up their line of breads, meats and more, plus other local items (like Upper Hudson coffee) and other locally made items.
Plus enjoy a snack with their fresh-out-of-the oven organic soft Bavarian-style pretzelsand other treats. Due to an upcoming capital improvement project we will not be offering tours this year.
280 Valley Road – 10am – 4pm
Artisan Market: Neighbors and friends set up around the barn with art work available for viewing and shopping. Demonstrations and hands on activities for all ages are ongoing through out the day. Workshops on mushroom propagation start at 10:30 and contiue every half hour.
Wood Walks: Following clues for a self guided woods walk or one of Warren County’s Letterboxing sites will lead you to a camp fire and blacksmith demonstration. Guided walks for both edible plants and mushrooms will be offered, be sure to check for the times to plan your day. (Mushroom walks: 10:30, 12:30 and 2:30 and plant walks: 11:30. 1:30 and 3:30)
269 Mud St.-10am – 4pm
Sample and buy: maple creams, candy, glazed walnuts, infused syrups and fresh-out-of- the-barrel best seller – Bourbon Maple Syrup. Free maple coffee. Kids’ activ
ities: leaf rubbings, leaf collcting, coloring books, nature walk.
484 South Johnsburg Rd. – 10am -4pm
The farm opens at 10 for tours on the half hour that will include visits to horses, mini-horses, mini-donkeys, pot belly pigs, goats, sheep, peacocks, all sorts of farm fowl, llamas, and scottish highland cows, as well as a smattering of barn cats. All are friendly and look forward to visitors. Cheese samples will be available up near the entrance of the farm, in the open air for safety purposes. There will be kids crafts again this year as well.
Coffee and Pumpkin and Apple cheese muffins will be served in the morning.
To go sandwiches will also be available throughout the day till sold out.
Lunch will be served in the barn loft from noon to 2pm. Cost is $18.00 and will include:
Stuffed Mushrooms with Herb, Pepper Garlic Chevre;
Kunik Pear & Bacon
Macaroni and Cheese made with Kunik, CMF and No. 26 Cheeses
Moroccan Chicken Layered with Chevre and Phyllo Pastry
Pumpkin Soup with a dollop of Apple Cider Fromage Frais
Calamity Crumble Salad with Bacon, Cherry and Port Dressing
Apple Cider, Fig & Honey or Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Squares
Apple Cider, Coffee, and Water’
(RA) Rustic Acres Farm
107 Huber Rd. 10am to 4pm
Rustic Acres Farm and Bakery
Farm tours and see all the animals Cows/ Pigs/Chickens /Goats/ Lambs and Ducks.
Demonstrations of growing and harvesting Flax Linum fiber and processing it into linen fabric.
Demonstrates in the forgotten ways of farm life with vintage homesteading items.
Join In the fun of making your own Apple Cider (bring some apples and a jug to take home some cider).
Coffee /Tea/ juice for the children /Muffins /Cookies/will be available. FREE while they last.
Baked Goods are always available in the kitchen as well as a selection of Meats.
Baked Goods are always available in the kitchen as well as a selection of USDA inspected meats pork /chicken /beef and coming soon lamb.
(QS) Thurman Quilt Show
Thurman Town Hall, 311 Athol Rd. – 9:30am – 3:30 pm
See a large display of qulity quilted items made by the local ladies. You can vote for your favorite quilted item just for fun as well as boost the members incentive to continue in this line of work. There will be items to purchase:- coasters, pot holders/hot mats, place mats, table toppers/runners, wall hangings and maybe even some small quilts. Pick up a First Wilderness Heritage Letterboxing Passport, so you can follow Clue #14 during your tour of the town.
95 Mountain Rd. – 10am – 5pm
Stop by for tractor-drawn hay rides and sausage samples, Take a tour of the old stone barn built in the 1940s as a dude ranch horse stable. Try your hand at pumpkin painting.
52 Elmer Wood Rd. – 10am to 4 pm
Visit this working farm that has been in one family for generations. Vist Minnie the pony, check out the geese & watch the honey bees work. Snap a selfie at the photo op spot. See our “through the years” picture board (photos from around the farm from the past through the present) showing some of the history of the farm. See the portable band saw set-up and an apple grinder and press–if the deer leave enough apples for cider!