zzFree Family Farm Fun near Lake George

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

OCTOBER 8, 2016
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 announces
And, back by popular demand ~ COMMUNITY SCARECROW CONTEST
Prizes awarded by Thurman Station Association, Inc., event coordinator
Download Scarecrow Contest Details and Registration form.
Download Flip Contest Details and Registration form.
Download Map and Guide

This page updated 8-30-2016 ~ 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.

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


See 2014 Fall Farm Tour interview
on LOOK TV 8!

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. $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 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, when Mike and Ralph will have something new to surprise you. www.ThurmanMapleDays.com or on Facebook.

  Valley Rd.Maple pancake breakfast   

2. Martin’s Lumber & Lucyann’s artistry, 280 Valley Road, 10 - 4; Free sustainable forestry woods walks; 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/paper box folding for all ages; stained glass garden accents, wooden signs and sign blanks. Gary Martin will demonstrate use of his saw and lead woods walks with Amy Cason, who will discuss medicinal plants. Caleb Martin will demonsrate soldering and cold forgingsilver to create fine jewelry. Meet the guest vendors: John Los will demonstrate making Windsor chairs and spoon carving, and will also have handmade stools, cutting boards and wooden spoons.Dawn's Delights will offer home-baked brownies, pies and quickbreads, as well as some tailored fo diabetics. Adirondack Suds and Scents will offer an abundance of natural soaps to caress your skin. New this year at Martin's Lumber are the "soot pictures" of Kay D. Stevens, displayed for sale by her daughter Shellie. Stevens' pictures are inspired by the random design created by crumpled paper wiping a sooty stove. The artist's eye conceives the final image, and a paintbrush fleshes it out.Felicia Baker, blacksmith at Sanguine Forge, will be on site working with steel. Traditional barn builder and restorer Andy LeBlanc will be on site to discuss the building of the Dutch barn being constructed at Martins' Lumber. Guests will be invited to nail on an autographed piece of siding and become part of the barn's history. Bruce Irwin of Parasearch will show you how to dowse for water (weather permitting). Give it a try. Special attraction for kids of all ages: See Kevin Gillingham's tractor exhibit and all of the entries for this year's Fall Farm Tour Flip at this site and vote for your favorite. (Entries are accepted at Martins' up to 6 p.m. October 7, but you must arrange with us to take a picture of your starting item before you begin flipping it. There will be lots of browsing and shopping for handmade goods, including Marty Podskoch's book, Adirondack 102 Club. See www.Martins-Lumber.com.

We have maple bar slabs

Adk 102 Passport stamp


More'n one way to measure a tree

John Los woodworking

Help with Martin's Lumber Barn-raising.

 Sawing demo bandsaw mill

3. Nettle Meadow Farm, 484 South Johnsburg Rd., 10 - 4.
www.nettlemeadow.com Free tours of the farm, cheese-tasting and cheese appetizers, kids' fun tent. This is the third anniversary of restoration or its historic 1903 barn. Live music by The Bluebillies from 12:30 - 3:00 and see old-fashioned cider-mpressing. Internationally-acclaimed cheeses for sale.

This year Nettle Meadow has expanded its food offering to include:

--Bacon Crisps with Kunik and Pear
--Stuffed mushrooms with Herb, Pepper & Garlic x Chevre
--Bruschetta with Roasted Red Pepper, Fromage x Frais, Garlic Butter and Basil
--Pumpkin Soup seved with a dollop of Fromage x Blanc
--Horseradish Chevre, Tomate & Dill on x
x Pumpernickel
--Macaroni and Cheese made with Kunik and xxxxNettle Meadow's Washed Rind Cheese xxxxxxSelection
--Rosemary Fromage Blanc Salad with Bacon, xxxxCherry and Port Dressing
---Choose a slice of any one of three
xxcheesecakes: Apple Cider; Fig & Honey; or
x Cranberry Orange
---Choose chocolate! Three Chocolate Goat
xxCheese Truffles

-=-Coffee; Fresh-Pressed Apple Cider x

*Your $5 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. Tim Griffin, blacksmith at Sanguine Forge, will demonstrate his craft.

All of this year's Scarecrow Contest entries will be located at our farm, waiting for your votes. Ask for a Ballot!

Come back to see us in March

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Three Sisters Cheese will be available at Nettle Meadow.

Happy Goats make great cheese!

Guests at a past barn-loft event


Vote for your favorite scarecrow



4. Whitefield’s 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, also with soup for chilly weather. See more about Whitefield's Farm and products on Facebook.
Read below about their farm cottage rental.

1 gallon of syrup requires about 40 gallons of sap.

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Fall veggies at Whitefields'  Farm 

5. Toad Hill Maple Farm, 151 Charles Olds Rd., 10 - 5, Enjoy free sugarhouse tours and product samples, shop for syrup, candy, coffee, caps and T's in gift shop. Take a comfy wagon ride through the pasture to get up close and personal with the farm critters. See the evaporator running and hear how it works. Learn about the environmentally-friendly innovations used byToad Hill to protect the sugarbush 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. See more at www.ToadHillMaple.com.

Come see reverse osmosis!


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Take the Toad Hill wagon to the pasture.

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. Kids may play in a haymow whille their parents reminisce about bygone chilldhood farm adventures; souvenirs willl be given to young children.

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. Thurman Quilt Show, Town Hall, 311 Athol Rd., 9 - 4:30
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.


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Also at 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

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Adirondack 102 Club- Join it!




The Glen Lodge Great Room



Whitefield's Farm Cottage
190 Mountain Road
Reserve: http://www.vrbo.com/601005
Ask about our Thurman Fall Farm Tour Lodging Package



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Farm fresh goodies


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 website.


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 their brochure

Valley Road Maple Farm
ov Saratoga & North Creek Railway

Persis Granger & Fiction Among Friends ovDawn's Delightsovv

Toad Hill Maple Farmv ovvWarrensburgh Museum ovvSanguine Forge

Graveled Surface Restoration ovvHidden Hollow Maple Farm ovv Burlap and Beams

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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