Heritage Tourism at its best.

Sponsored by ThurmanStationAssociation
Thurman Maple Days -
....Email us about Thurman Fall Farm Tour

OCTOBER 7, 2017
Site hours in general are 10 - 4,
but may vary a bit from site to site (see below).

We can hardly wait

Thurman Fall Farm Tour proudly announces THREE additional farms.
Be sure to bring your camera or phone to snap great pictures at each site.
Post them online with #adkfarms!

This page updated 8-27-17 ~ Be sure to check back for updates.


Pancake breakfast w/Oscar's sausages and beverage at Valley Road Maple Farm, 190 Valley Road, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Barn loft Buffet Luncheon, apps to dessert, Nettle Meadow Farm, 484 S. Johnsburg Rd. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

All of our sites are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some open earlier and/or close later,
so be sure to note each site's hours of operation so hosts will be ready to welcome you.
Download a map and guide here or pick up one in Thurman.
To print, use legal sized paper - 8.5" x 14"

How do I find my way around?
As you drive into Thurman on route 418 (Thurman Station area), or route 28 (The Glen) or South Johnsburg Rd. (county route 57),
see at nearly every intersection special Thurman Fall Farm Tour signposts with arrow signs directing you to each of our 10 our unique sites.
Plan enough time to see them all and enjoy a meal or two.



Be sure you get your quilt raffle tickets before 2 p.m. during the event, as the drawing will be at 3:30 at the Quilt Show, Thurman town hall, 311 Athol Rd., Athol.

Buy 1 for just a dollar, or get 6 for $5. One ticket will be drawn for a double size quilt made by local artisan Avis Russell. Hang onto the stub for the drawing. You need not be present to win (but wouldn't that be a HOOT?) Winner will be notified and, if needed, we will ship the quilt to you. Proceeds benefit Thurman Station Association, the 501 (c) 3 organization that organizes the Fall Farm Tour and
Thurman Maple Days.

   WIN  THIS QUILT 10- 7-17

1. Valley Road Maple Farm, 190 Valley Road, 9-4, Stop in to see Mike and Ralph during the pancake breakfast between 9 and 1 in the new building at Valley Road. Just $7.00 for ages 10 and up; $4.00 under 10.
--Fill up with flu
ffy flapjacks (all-you-can eat!), drizzled with pure Valley Road maple syrup
Nationally-known Oscar's Adirondack Smokehouse maple sausages
Juice, coffee, white or chocolate milk.

ours are ongoing and continue until four, and you can shop for maple goods, including prize-winning candies, then replenish your supply when you come back again during Maple Days. www.ThurmanMapleDays.com or on Facebook.

New building at Valley Road Maple Farm!
  Valley Rd.Maple pancake breakfast 


Martin’s Lumber & Lucyann’s artistry, 280 Valley Road, 10 - 4. QUILT RAFFLE TICKETS FOR SALE HERE. Sustainable forestry woods walks and talks; milling and will show off a firewood-processing machine in progress. Keepsake jewerly demo - using paper that commemorates a special occasion; paper bead demos; hands-on bead winding for all ages; stained glass garden accents, wooden signs and sign blanks. Gary Martin will demonstrate use of his saw and lead intermittent guided woods walks with Amy Cason, who will discuss medicinal plants.  Thurman neighbors, each illustrating some facet of man's relationship to and dependence on nature, will join together at Martin's Lumber to welcome guests and discuss and demonstrate ways to sustain the resources that sustain us. Presentations are informal and interactive, suitable for all ages.   Hands-on activities; Traditional barn builder and restorer Andy LeBlanc will be on site to discuss the building of the Dutch barn being constructed at Martins' Lumber. Display of vintage machinery and tools. Special attraction for kids of all ages:  There will be lots of browsing and shopping for handmade goods, including Marty Podskoch's book, Adirondack 102 Club.

We have maple bar slabs

Adk 102 Passport stamp


More'n one way to measure a tree

Lucyann's paper bead jewelry

Timberframe Dutch style barn nears completion.

 Sawing demo bandsaw mill

3. Nettle Meadow Farm, 484 South Johnsburg Rd., 10 - 4.
Free tours of the farm, cheese-tasting, kids' fun tent and the restored historic 1903 barn. Live music! See old-fashioned cider-pressing. Internationally-acclaimed cheeses for sale. Barn loft buffet luncheon noon to 3 p.m.. See our menu below. Your $7 lunch donation is gratefully accepted to support the ongoing efforts of our Joseph F. Kemp Animal Sanctuary, a 501 (c) 3 entity.

Also at Nettle Meadow will be Hidden Hollow Maple Farm offering samples and sales of their full line of pure Adirondack maple products.

BUFFET MENU 12 - 3 p.m.

--Bacon Crisps with Kunik, & Pear
--Stuffed Mushrooms with Herb, Pepper Garlic Chevre
--Garlic Bruschetta with Roasted Red Pepper Fromage Frais
--Horseradish Chevre with Tomato & Dill on Pumpernickel Squares
--Macaroni and Cheese made with Kunik, Pasco’s Ration and No. 26 Cheeses
--Rosemary Fromage Blanc Salad with Bacon, Cherry and Port Dressing
--Apple Cider, Fig & Honey or Cranberry Orange Cheesecake Slices
--Chocolate Goat Cheese Truffles
--Coffee & Fresh Pressed Cider

Come back to see us in March

Adk 102 passport stamp

Always growing, always improving.

Three Sisters Cheese will be available at Nettle Meadow.

Happy Goats make great cheese!

4. Whitefield’s Farm, https://www.facebook.com/Whitefields-Farm/
95 Mountain Rd., 10 - 5 -
Free barn tours, and pumpkin painting for the kids. The farm stand will be open with pumpkins and winter squash. Whitefields now offer all natural turkey sausage (sample some!), both breakfast and Italian, and ground turkey and turkey cutlets, stir-fry boneless thighs, and more!
Guest vendor at Whitefield's this year: H'Arts for the Home gluten-free baked goods, serving soup for chilly weather. See more about Whitefield's Farm and products on Facebook.

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Fall veggies at Whitefields'  Farm 

5. Toad Hill Maple Farm, 137 Charles Olds Rd., 10 - 4, QUILT RAFFLE TICKETS FOR SALE HERE. Enjoy free sugarhouse tours and product samples, shop for syrup, candy, coffee, caps and T's in gift shop. Take a comfy wagon ride pulled by Clydesdales over the new covered bridge to see the sugar bush. See the evaporator running and hear how it works. Learn about the environmentally-friendly innovations used by Toad Hill to protect the sugar bush and the environment. DON'T MISS punkin chunkin' with our Toad Hill trebuchet. Stock up on maple gifts for the year and for holiday giving and check out souvenir clothing items.

Come see reverse osmosis!


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Horse-drawn wagon rides at Toad Hill this year!

Punkin Chunkin' - New at Toad Hill


6. Peru Llama Farm, 661 High St., 10 - 4. (Park across road.) Pucker up for a free llama kiss and capture the moment with a photo (best chance is before noon). See an exhibit on the life of a llama, diet, herding, survival, and complex communication. Participate in a training demo, learning how owners desensitize a new llama to humans. Buy bags of odorless and highlly effective llow cost llama fertilizer produced at this mini-farm. Special contest for kids age 10 and under to search at Peru Llama for a specific number of strands of colored baling twine for a small prize! Kids may play in a haymow whille their parents reminisce about bygone chilldhood farm adventures.

Talk to Irv about Breaking the Rules: A fresh approach to building on the strength and courage of our struggling youth, which details his approach to helping kids in need. Thurman Fall Farm Tour Special - 50% off each book.

Llama puckers are just as good, fall or spring


Pucker up!

Help for families

7. Blackberry Hill Farm and Sanctuary, 15 Mud Street, 10 - 4. QUILT RAFFLE TICKETS FOR SALE HERE. Blackberry Hill is a diversified family farm. Come see the non-GMO heritage breed pigs, their chickens,eggs, turkeys and fall vegetables. This farm is one of just two in Warren County that has earned Certified Organic status from USDA, and the only one with certified organic poultry. Guide yourself around or, for an in-depth visit, ask Bob and Irene to guide you. Find special activities for young visitors and patronize guest vendor "Dawn's Delights", offering fruit pies, coffee cake, brownies, cakes, and cheesecakes. Also, from 10 to 2, meet volunteers from 11th Hour Canine Rescue NY, who will be on site with adoptable dogs and some merchandise, so be sure to stop by, see the dogs and consider a purchase or donation. And finally, meet Dan Denn from Denn Handmade Knives

  Poultry, Pork and Produce
8. Windy Ridge Farm, LLC, 52 Elmer Wood Rd., 10 - 4 This farm has been worked by the same family for many generations, since the days when Thurman was part of Washington County. Expect farm-oriented sensory table for the little tykes, the opportunity to meet Minnie the pony and her farm animal friends, chance to check out and sample our jellies, jams, and syrup offered for sale. You may get to help harvest a late-ripening crop! Plan on a special photo op here and zap your pictures to Facebook.   Veggies galore and maple

9. Thurman Quilt Show, Town Hall, 311 Athol Rd., 9:30 - 4:00 Are you an early bird, a late-lingerer? Thurman Quilt Club offers extended hours (above), so you can see the large display of painstakingly crafted all-new quilts, plus some vintage and heritage quilts. You'll also find some finely crafted items for sale, including place mats, table runners and toppers, lap robes and pillow cases. See demonstrations of various quilting techniques and patterns. You'll want to schedule your day so you can spend some time here. SPECIAL ATTRACTION!


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   Quilts galore at Thurman Quilt Show

10. Adirondack Ranch, 346Mud St., (https://www.facebook.com/adirondackranch/),10 - 4:00. QUILT RAFFLE TICKETS FOR SALE HERE. This site was added too late to make this year's printed version of the brochure and map, but will be welcoming the public all day on Oct. 7. Help them celebrate their new business as this ranch gallops into business in a community where memories of flourishing ranches are a cherished part of local history. Tour this scenic woodland operation and ride on a haywagon to the pumpkin patch. Cider and doughnuts available. More details and pictures will be posted here soon! Find Adirondack Ranch, site #10, between tour sites #7 and #8.   Join us for our first event at Adirondack Ranch.

Also a Thurman Fall Farm Tour -
Marty Podskoch's book, Adirondack 102 Club - Your Passport
and Guide to
the North Country. Have your Thurman "passport" stamped at these sites:
Martin's Lumber, Toad Hill Maple. Stamping also is available at Nettle MeadowWhitefield's Farm, Adirondack Ambiance, The Glen Lodge and Glen-Hudson Campsite.


The Glen Lodge
1123 NYS route 28

Reserve: www.TheGlenLodge.com

Get your Thurman page stamped




Great Camp Ambiance, fall or spring

Adk 102 passport stamp


Adirondack 102 Club- Join it!




The Glen Lodge Great Room




Thurman Fall Farm Tour is sponsored by the Thurman Station Association (TSA), a nonprofit organization and a proud member of Pride of New York. Read more about TSA at our Facebook page.


Download a printable Fall Farm Tour brochure and map here


Spend the weekend with us - make reservations now.

Special thanks to our local businesses for supporting this event through brochure ads.

Valley Road Maple Farm
oStony Creek Ranch Resort ' Blackberry Hill Farm and Sanctuary

ovLizzie Keay'sovv
Deadwood Mountain Trading Company

Toad Hill Maple Farmv ovvWarrensburgh Museum ovv

ovvHidden Hollow Maple Farm AAdirondack Mountain Writers' Reteat

And special thanks to the following for helping to promote our Quilt Raffle:

Avis Russell, quilt maker, of course!

The Richards Library

Willows Bistro

Some Favorite Things Gallery

Glens Falls National Bank, Warrensburg office

Lizzie Keays

oovvNYS Department of State00Thurman, a community rooted in its agricultrural past.    Thurman Station Association  works for our community
This event is made possible, in part, by Warren County occupancy taxes, help from the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor, and funding through the NYS Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund

Thurman Station Association, organizer of Thurman Fall Farm Tour, is grateful for the
financial support and for the work of many volunteers who make it all happen.




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