Farmers across Maine open their operations to the public on Sunday for Open Farm Day. The event is a chance for visitors to learn about farm life and products. The following area farms are participating, according to the Maine Department of Agriculture. For more details, including driving directions, see Farms are open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., except where noted.

Franklin County

Black Acres Farm

123 Black Road, Wilton

Tours include grass-fed beef, pasture-raised Hereford, hogs, maple-syrup facilities and honey production.

Marble Family Farms

853 Holley Road, Farmington

Displays include belted Galloways, chickens in a “chicken tractor,” sheep and lambs, greenhouses, organic crops, flower gardens as well as demonstrations on grazing and fencing.

Kennebec County

Albion Cider Mill

201 East Benton Road, Albion

Apple cider press, though the farm was uncertain that apples would be available for a demonstration. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dream on a Stream

Alpaca Ranch

443 Bartlett Road, Mount Vernon

20 huacaya and suri alpacas, a guard llama, and Angora rabbits on display.

Echo Ridge Cheese

2080 North Road, Mount Vernon

French-style specialty cheese-making demonstration. Open noon to 5 p.m.

Flood Bros. Dairy Farm

839 River Road, Clinton

Tours of the milk and calf barns, calving area, manure management system, new milking parlor. Visitors welcome to try feeding calves.

Friends’ Folly Farm

319 Norris Hill Road, Monmouth

Goat farm and fiber processing mill tours include demonstrations on turning raw fleece into yarn and felt.

Hart-To-Hart Farm

16 Duck Pond Lane, Albion

Organic dairy farm include tours, baking pretzels in a clay oven at 10:30 a.m., ice cream making at 1 p.m., and an open petting area.

Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm

795 Pond Rd., Sidney

Goat dairy and sheep farm

Long Meadow Farm

29 Long Meadow Drive, West Gardiner

Hand-tool demonstrations and garden talks.

Misty Acres Alpaca Farm

3071 West River Road, Sidney

Spinnakees Fiber Farm

1180 Tasker Road, Augusta

Felting, spinning, knitting presentations.

Swan’s Honey

332 Bessey Ridge Road, Albion

Tours of bee yards, extracting rooms, and a packing facility as well as beeswax candle making for children.

Winterberry Farm

538 Augusta Road, Belgrade

A 40-acre farm built in 1870 on Great Pond. Horse- and oxen-powered, growing organic flowers, herbs and vegetables. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Somerset County

Albertson’s Equestrian Center

155 Horsetail Hill Road, Madison

View horses, learn about riding programs, camps, after-school programs.

Avalon Acres Orchard and Farm

234 Dexter Road, St. Albans

Tours and demonstrations about caring for fruit trees and goats, sheep and chickens. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Balfour Farm

461 Webb Road, Pittsfield

Farm tours include samples of yogurt, cheese and other fresh dairy products.

Fire Fly Farm

526 Dexter Road, St. Albans

Tours and demonstrations include pizza making with organic vegetables in the farm’s wood-fired clay oven.

North Star Orchards

97 Orchard Road, Madison

Activities include orchard wagon rides, tours of storage and packing facilities, a cider mill and a retail store.

Sandy River Alpacas

1005 New Sharon Road, Starks

View 11 alpacas, 12 laying chickens, a large vegetable garden and 100-plus highbush blueberries.

Sweet Dreams Food and Farm

408 Dexter Road, St. Albans

Lavender tasting and tea samples as well as bird watching. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tessier’s Farm

337 Malbon Mills Road, Skowhegan

Specializing in rabbit and duck for meat. Tours include value of a small homestead, training oxen and composting.

The Village Haven Farm

24 Cemetery Road, St. Albans

Tours of a hobby farm that includes goats, rabbits, miniature horses and chickens.

Valley Garden Produce

Main Street, Canaan

Demonstrations includes a make-and-take herb terrarium.

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