Cheese! Cider! Cows! To kick off October right, the Marcoot Jersey Creamery just hosted our annual Fall Fest on the Farm. Those who were in attendance joined us for an amazing day full of fall fun – Marcoot style! Luckily for you, we took pictures and included a few of them in the recap of the day below! Keep scrolling to see what you missed out on.
Several years ago, our family decided that there was a particular way we enjoyed celebrating the beginning of the fall season – with cheese and ice cream! Then it hit us that we couldn’t simply celebrate alone. We wanted to invite our entire community to the farm. So we expanded the party a bit by offering cheese tastings, our calf barn, the robotic milking parlor, a food stand with fresh fried cheese curds, grilled cheese sandwiches, brats with cheese, grilled chicken sandwiches, and hot dogs for families to purchase.
Trust us when we say that this year’s Fall Fest on the Farm was a blast for the 1,000+ people who showed up. Like, who could frown while looking into the big ol’ eyes of an adorable calf? Add a scoop of ice cream or Marcoot Extreme Ice made fresh from the farm and everything else is just a cherry on top. New this year, we created a straw bale slide and a corn box (think of a sand box with whole corn kernels) that the kids LOVED! We also offered six different activities for the kids to complete. Once they finished, they received a coupon for $1.50 off their choice of ice cream!
Our festival really is a fun opportunity to invite everyone to our farm and creamery while educating them about agriculture, too. As a seventh-generation dairy farm, we are grateful to continue our family’s legacy and pass on their knowledge. So next year, bring your children and get ready to learn about our passion for farming. Who knows – they might even become a part of the next generation to feed the world.
We can’t wait to see you next October! If you want to see more pictures, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Leave us a comment if you attended Fall Fest on the Farm. We’d love to see your pictures as well, especially if you had any of our Extreme Ice with our cool, new packaging designs!