The following farms will be open for Open Farm Day on Sunday in the Farmington area:

NORLANDS LIVING HISTORY CENTER Location: Livermore, 290 Norlands Road Hours: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Type of farm: Historic farm of the late 1800s Activities: Take a step back in time – you had better make it a big one, because at Norlands the year is 1870 every day. It was a time when many Americans still farmed. It was an age of innovations in techniques and tools used for farming. Come see it played out before your eyes. Try your hand at a scythe. Help wash the laundry or put up the harvest. Bring a picnic lunch. Handicapped accessible. Directions: From Lewiston and Auburn, take Route 4 north, turn right onto Route 108, look for the Norlands sign, go left on Norlands Road. From Augusta (a half-hour), take Route 202 west to Winthrop, then take Route 133 North to Wayne, turn left on Route 219 and right on Route 108, drive 3 miles to Norlands Road and turn right.

SHADY LANE FARM Location: New Vineyard, 108 Brahmer Road Hours: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Type of farm: Dairy Activities: This farm has a dairy milking facility with 45 cows and 80 head of young stock. The owners raise horn Dorset sheep and Yorkshire hogs and produce maple syrup. You can tour the dairy barn and hog barn, see the poultry and the petting zoo known as Lane’s Barnyard Friends. There will be wagon rides with Belgian horses and demonstrations of boiling maple syrup. Directions: From Route 27 in New Vineyard, take Route 234 toward North Anson. Go about 2.5 miles, take first right (dirt road). The farm is in about half a mile. From North Anson, take Route 234 toward New Vineyard about 8 or 9 miles (it will be the fifth left turn). Watch for the signs.

WHITEHILL FARM Location: East Wilton, 357 McCrillis Corner Road Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Type of farm: Diversified certified organic Activities: The farm has 55 raised beds, crops grown under cover, gardens planted with vegetables, herbs, dried flowers and cover crops. Garden tours all day demonstrating organic and intensive planting methods, heirloom vegetable varieties and trials, mulching, rotation and composting. A small Garden Kitchen Store where people can sample and purchase produce, organic vinegars, pesto, garlic and herb mixes will be open all day. Directions: From Route 2 (at Franklin Memorial Hospital), south on Route 133, 1 miles to first four corners. Left on McCrillis Corner Road and up hill a half-mile. House is on the right across from white farmhouse.