Several area farms will be open to the public during the 27th Annual Open Farm Day on Sunday, July 24.

This is the first year for Richard Merrow of Birds of a Feather Emu Farm in Farmington, where visitors can sample emu burgers.

The Berry Farm in Livermore is participating for the second time. Joel Gilbert said he wants to foster a strong awareness of agriculture in Western Maine.

“It’s important to support these things,” Gilbert said.

Morrison Hill Orchard in Farmington has been involved with Open Farm Day for 10 or 12 years. Jerry Simpson said the raspberries and blueberries are ripe and visitors will be able to pick their own Sunday. 

Amy LeBlanc of Whitehill Farm in East Wilton has opened her farm for at least 15 years. She said she will be talking about saving seeds and what she grows, including garlic. She will also give the food preservation talk and plans to offer beginner canning classes this fall.

Area farms participating include:

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