Woodstock celebrates return of Longyear Farm Day

Longyear Farm Day 2021, organized by the Woodstock Land Conservancy. The event featured exhibits and demonstrations, cider making, animals on display, environmental issues, food, music and family fun. (Photos by Alan Carey)

Freshly pressed cider, live music, live raptors from Ravensbeard Wildlife Center and hayrides all marked a sold out Longyear Farm Day, October 9. The Woodstock Land Conservancy organized the event at the 70-year old family farm in the middle of Woodstock owned and managed by Matt, Heather, Kathy Longyear, Mike, and Meghann Reimondo. This community “funraiser” featured program and exhibitors reflecting farm life and environmental awareness for all ages.

For more information about this and other programs, see woodstocklandconservancy.org. 

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Entrance to Longyear Farm Day 2021.

Matt Helffrich from Cornell Cooperative Extension shows how flood plains are maintained and destroyed.

Carting away apple remains from cider pressing at Longyear Farm Day 2021.

Watching kids make art with acorn ink at Longyear Farm Day 2021.

Winston Perry, 2 years old, playing on a tractor at Longyear Farm Day 2021.

Heather Longyear reads a book to children at Longyear Farm Day 2021.

Looking at an owl’s feather to see why and how they fly so quietly. The feathers have holes in them.

Music at Longyear Farm Day 2021.

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