Seven diverse farms are featured on the Saratoga County Farm Tour on Saturday, Oct. 8.
continued Lladybug Llamas and General Bailey Homestead Farm are fiber farms. Lladybug Llamas raises and boards 18 llamas and sells alpaca products. There will be weaving demonstrations and hand-woven goods for sale. General Bailey Homestead Farm raises colored sheep for spinning fiber and yarn.
Hanehan’s Pumpkins is a farm just right for the season, selling fall produce and seasonal staples like pumpkins, winter squash, gourds, mums and Indian corn.
The drive-it-yourself aspect of the tour is to make it more relaxed and enjoyable, said Leggett.
“When people can just drive around and go to the places themselves at their leisure, I think it makes it easier for people to make the decision to go take a nice Saturday ride and stop at these farms when they know the farms are expecting visitors,” said Leggett.
The farm tour is a business move, too.
“Obviously, the business we’re in … is the education business and most of the time we work with the farms to help develop their market,” said Leggett. “If we want our farmers to succeed then they have to market their products and if they can’t market them they’re obviously not going to be in business over the long haul.”
A full list of farms and descriptions is available at www.saratogafarms.com