Celebrate the fall harvest at Penn State Extension’s Open Gate Farm Tours
The Northampton County and Lehigh County Open Gate Farm Tours have been annual traditions for more than four decades. Farms in Lehigh and Northampton Counties “open their gates” once a year for the public to visit their farming operation and get a taste of local agriculture. This year the Northampton County Open Gate Farm Tour is scheduled for Saturday, October 10th and Sunday, October 11th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on both days. There are 16 participating farms offering educational tours, food samples, pumpkin picking and more! For a list of the farms and detailed descriptions visit extension.psu.edu/northampton.
The Lehigh County Open Gate Farm Tour is scheduled the following weekend on Sunday, October 18th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.. There are 18 farms participating with a range of activities, including educational tours, hayrides, and farm animal petting zoos. For a list of the farms and detailed descriptions visit extension.psu.edu/lehigh.
Take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to meet your local farmers and learn how your food is produced! There is no charge to go to any of these farms. Visit as many or as few as you like. Both events are rain or shine.