AU SABLE FORKS — A herd of dairy goats will be among the main attractions at this year’s Bike the Barns, a one-day recreational bicycle tour that showcases the dynamic local food and agriculture movement in northern New York.
The third annual farm-by-bike event, hosted by the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA), will begin and end at Asgaard Farm & Dairy in Au Sable Forks, where goats and cyclists will entertain each other amid green pastures and mountain views. Bike the Barns will take place on Sunday, September 30th.
“We’re excited to be part of this year’s Bike the Barns,” said Asgaard Farm owner Rhonda Butler who, with her husband David Brunner, brought the historic farm back into production in 2003. The farm, where artist Rockwell Kent lived and painted for over 40 years, is now home to 65 dairy goats as well as pasture-raised cattle, pigs and chickens.
“We love what ANCA is doing with this event and how it brings more awareness to farmers’ work in our region,” Butler said. “We’re eager to share our farm and our story as well as the bigger story of what small farms are providing for our communities.”
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