From Harford County government:
The Harford County Farm Bureau, in cooperation with the Harford County Executive’s Division of Agriculture, will hold its annual Farm Visitation Day on Sunday, June 27 from 2pm to 5pm. This year’s event will be held at two locations: Hawks Hill Creamery and North Harford High School’s Ag Program. Both locations will have farm animals, educational displays, and refreshments.
Hawks Hill Creamery (805 Highland Road, Street) is a dairy farm owned by Allen and Kim Galbreath. The farm has been in the Galbreath family since 1924, and has been permanently preserved through Harford County’s nationally-recognized ag preservation program. Visitors will have the opportunity to see dairy cows, take a look inside the milking parlor, and go through the Maryland Ag Education Foundation’s mobile showcase, just to name a few of the attractions.
The event coincides with the grand opening weekend of Hawks Hill’s on-farm stand,which will offer soft-serve ice cream and hand-crafted cheeses for sale. In addition to being open during Farm Visitation Day on Sunday, the stand will be open this Friday (4pm-9pm) and Saturday (12pm-8pm).
Also open for Farm Visitation Day on Sunday will be North Harford High School’s Ag Program (211 Pylesville Road, Pylesville), which will be showing off its facilities, including the brand new barn and farm animals. The school’s highly anticipated Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences Magnet Program will open its doors in the fall, and itshould be a “must visit” for parents and for any child who might be interested in enrolling at some point in the future.
“Farm Visitation Day is a great opportunity for families to spend an afternoon outside on a farm and experience agriculture first-hand,” stated Harford County Executive David R. Craig. “Hawks Hill is a great example of a traditional farm that has branched out into the direct-to-consumer market with their dairy products. And right up the road is North Harford High and its new Ag Magnet program, which is something that we’re all very excited about. I encourage all Harford County families to visit both sites on Sunday.”
For more information on Farm Visitation Day, contact the Harford County Division of Agriculture at 410-638-3420. To learn more about agriculture in Harford County, visit www.harfordfarms.com.