Albany, Saratoga , Clifton Park Fall Family Fun, Liberty Ridge Farm Opening Weekend with a A Farmtastic Corn Festival of family fun in the Albany Capital Region Sept 17th & 18th

September 13th, 2011 by

The carnival spirit continues to grow in Schaghticoke, NY with one of the largest and original cornfield mazes that put Liberty Ridge Farm firmly on the map in the hearts and minds of so many fall time explorers. Liberty Ridge Farm’s Cornfield Maze spans over 11 acres and features a passport game to challenge maze goers with trivia and provides hints and clues to assist in navigating the maze. Liberty Ridge Farm commences their fall festival jamboree September 22nd as the Schaghticoke fair departs the Capital Region. This year the 13th harvest season is jam packed with carnival style shows, agricultural adventures, food delights, themed weekends and much more. The Liberty Ridge Farm Market will have home baked delights such as their signature apple cider donuts, fresh pies, popcorn and kettle corn, caramel apples and a wide selection of fall decorations including; corn stalks, pumpkins, haybales and huge fall mums.

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Liberty Ridge Farm continues to evolve their wildly popular fall festival that now includes themed weekend events for friends and families of all ages such as; Family Farm Olympics, Western Days and the Harvest Celebration. The farms rustic and refined personality has cultivated memories for 12 seasons with a corn maze adventure and a barnyard filled with over 20 laugh inspiring activities including, The Amazing Jumping Pillow, Giant Gerbil Wheels and an 80 foot underground slide called The Silver Mine chute. It is easy to spend an entire fall afternoon outdoors with over 55 acres of the farm dedicated to family friendly activities. Liberty Ridge Farm has spacious grounds, delicious food selections, community campfires, age appropriate activities and fall adventures in the Capital Region that warm the soul.

“We couldn’t be more excited for this years season, we got lucky in the Northeast to have such a great growing season and our cornfield maze looks amazing!, said Cynthia Gifford, Owner of Liberty Ridge Farm.” “This year we have added new signature events, shows and outdoor activities, and we also expanded our Harvest Haunted Attraction to include 5 individual haunted elements as we continue to evolve as the Capital Region’s premier agri-tourism destination. We know people come out to the farm for great customer service, delicious foods and just for the animals too, our farm goers see our animals as our mascots, with our pair of golden retrievers Hunter & Chappy greeting families and friends year after year. Brad’s Barnyard full of friends has grown to include Gabby and Rocky the goats, Jack the Donkey and even a horse named Bob, with individual personalities that have captured hearts during our fall harvest. We pride ourselves on exceeding customer expectations year after year with sincere enthusiasm for the fall experience.

Liberty Ridge Farm is the Northeast’s premier agri-tourism destination. Now in their 13th Season, the Farm has expanded, now offering a variation of events that encompass all four seasons. Liberty Ridge Farm has entertained families for 12 years, coming up with new and exciting corn maze designs that continue to delight hearts and minds. From culinary excellence to rustic charm Liberty Ridge Farm is available for fund-raising, corporate events, social gatherings, company picnics, school educational field trips, weddings, sweet sixteen parties and more. Come September the farm hosts its annual Fall Festival featuring the largest and most original cornfield maze in the Albany Capital District and a Barnyard of Adventure. The fall agri-tourism season runs from September 22nd to November 4th offering the public, groups and school field trips a chance to get lost in the corn field maze and share in over 20 farm inspired activities that make for a full day of adventure. Liberty Ridge Farm, the Capital Regions Hidden Treasure that offers food, fun and outdoor adventure entertainment all located in one place.

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Liberty Ridge Farm paired up with NASA and Goddard Space Flight Center in Space Farm 7 Outreach Program

August 1st, 2011 by
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Hubble_space_telescope_adventre_corn_maze_at_liberty_ridge_farmSCHAGHTICOKE, NY (08/01/2011)(readMedia)– Space Farm 7 is a collection of Seven Farms Across the U.S. That will Invite the public to Get Lost in Space this Fall in an out of this world display of corn maze creations. In a special outreach titled Space Farm 7, Liberty Ridge Farm is among 7 of the nation’s top agritourism farms that are joining together in collaboration with NASA to celebrate and honor the U.S. space program this fall. Each farm has planted corn mazes, an increasingly popular phenomenon of elaborate crop circle-type creations that challenge and delight visitors. The Space Farm 7 corn mazes will feature designs celebrating NASA’s achievements and progress in space.

The objective of this outreach project is to expose guests to NASA space exploration and educate children across the United States. This year NASA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first American in space, the 30th anniversary of the first Space Shuttle mission and the 20th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s deployment in space. NASA recently completed construction of the International Space Station and will conclude the Space Shuttle Program now that the final shuttle launch and return was successful. The Space Farm 7 outreach is a timely once in a lifetime coordinated celebration.

NASA has ten regional research centers located in the United States, each of which has a different responsibility. The individual members of the Space Farm 7 have been paired up with their local space center in order to highlight that region’s contribution to NASA. Liberty Ridge Farm in New York will feature achievements of the NASA Hubble Space Telescope Program and is paired up with Goddard Space Flight Center out of Maryland.

Liberty Ridge Farm and the Space Farm 7 will have games and activities in the mazes will reinforce the educational missions of the Space Program so maze-goers can learn and have fun at the same time. This year a very special celebration is taking place at Liberty Ridge with the Hubble Space Telescope Adventure Corn Maze. The corn maze features the Hubble Telescope and the Space Shuttle flying amongst cosmic stars. The 2011 season has something for families with little ones or families with kids that are grown up, getting lost amongst the stars together is a once in a lifetime Liberty Ridge & NASA experience.

“We are honored to be chosen to be part of this program,” said Cynthia Gifford, owner of Liberty Ridge Farm. “Not only do we get to collaborate with other farm operators across the nation in a unified effort to entertain and educate families, we are also going to be part of history in paying tribute to NASA.”

Liberty Ridge Farm made a request for an Astronaut to visit the farm during the first weekend in October, coinciding with their All About Scouts Weekend. If you would like to see Liberty Ridge Farm’s Calendar of Events for the fall season Click Here

SpaceFarm7 participating farms include Belvedere Plantation in Fredericksburg, VA; Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke, NY; The Rock Ranch in Rock, GA; Vala’s Pumpkin Patch in Gretna, NE; Dewberry Farm in Brookshire, TX; Cornbelly’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Fest in Lehi, UT and Dell’Osso Family Farm in Lathrop, CA.

Liberty Ridge Farm is the northeast representative for the Space Farm 7, pairing up with Goddard Space Flight Center to coordinate their leg of the program. Liberty Ridge Farm has entertained families for 12 Seasons, coming up with new and exciting corn maze designs that delight hearts and minds. The 2011 Corn maze will highlight achievements made during the 20 year NASA Hubble Space Telescope program, proudly bearing the name of “The Hubble Space Telescope Adventure Corn Maze.” The Fall Season begins September 17th and runs through November 6th. The Farm is open to the public daily, and offers school Educational Field Trips, Weddings, Company Picnics and Special Events.

Liberty Ridge Farm, 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke, NY.

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ily Fun in the Albany NY Capital Region with NASA and Goddard Space Flight Center at Liberty Ridge Farm. Experience the 2011 Hubble Space Telescope Adventure Corn Maze and get lost in space.

Liberty Ridge Farm announces Job Fair for Fall Season

June 20th, 2011 by

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Upstate NY Farm announces Job Fair for Fall Season

SCHAGHTICOKE, NY (06/16/2011)(readMedia)– Amidst bad economic news on jobs, one local upstate farm announces Job Fair.

Liberty Ridge Farm has been a staple in the community for 12 years and in these times they are able to offer much needed jobs to the local community. “We all want to hear some good news right now and providing local jobs is good news, we couldn’t have done it without the communities support over these past years.” said Cynthia Gifford, Owner of Liberty Ridge Farm. “With all the early rain in the season we see our Blueberries and Raspberries ripening early, so we are in need of Berry pickers immediately, we see this as a good sign for the beginning of our 12th season.”

The Liberty Ridge Farm market has seen an increase in demand over the past few years it has grown from just berries into offering a larger selection of produce and vegetables. “We saw an increase in demand for more variety and we want to accommodate our customers” Said Cynthia Gifford.

Summer employment positions on the farm start on July 8th for Blueberry Pickers. A berry picker can make as much as they like based on how much they pick, typically up to $10 an hr. Liberty Ridge Farm encourages anyone who might be interested in employment to apply online at or download the PDF application from the web.

Liberty Ridge Farm Market offers Pick your own blueberries and raspberries along with the best in local fruit and vegetables! The Liberty Ridge Farm Market promotes sustainability and community through the commitment to local food and agriculture. Purchasing farm fresh in-season corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, zucchini and peppers offers families a great introduction to eating seasonally. Families can bring their own containers or use one of the farm’s to ‘pick-your-own’ fresh grown blueberries and raspberries by the pound, or buy fresh picked at the Farm Market counter. Local fresh produce will be available through the end of the growing season in late October. Blueberry picking starts mid- July and runs through August. Raspberry picking starts in August and goes until the first frost.

Liberty Ridge Farm announced a Job Fair scheduled for August 27 from 9am -2pm for Fall Employment opportunities. They have a positions including: Administrative Assistant, Bakery Service, Food Service, Attendants, Cashiers, Animal Care Giver, Haunt Actors, and General Maze and Farm Staff. The qualifications you need are a willingness to exceed customer’s expectations and the commitment to work during the short FALL season! Liberty Ridge Farm is an Agri-tourism experience, a place to use your special talents…a place to hold your first job or a place to earn extra holiday money. Every employee of Liberty Ridge Farm is a customer service promoter. “We’re building outrageous customer service, we want our employees and guests to have an outstanding farm experience.” said Cynthia Gifford.

Liberty Ridge Farm is an agricultural tourism destination and working farm on the Historic Hoosic River in upstate NY. The Gifford Family, owners of Liberty Ridge Farm are proud to announce collaboration between the Farm, NASA and Goddard Space Center to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. The 2011 Fall Festival will feature Brad’s Barnyard Adventure, The 20th Anniversary Hubble Telescope Corn Maze and some out of this world special events & shows. The Fall Season begins September 17th and runs through November 6th. The Farm is available for Educational Field Trips, Weddings, Company Picnics and Special Events.

Liberty Ridge Farm, LLC, 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke, NY.

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5 Great Reasons to Hold a Company Picnic

March 28th, 2011 by

Albany, NY — Mar 21, 2011 / ( — With companies trying to find ways to reward their loyal employees in a tough economy, Liberty Ridge Farm – the leading agritourism destination in upstate New York – today announced the top five reasons to hold a company picnic.

“There are lots of reasons to have a company picnic this year,” said Cynthia Gifford Owner of Liberty Ridge Farm. “Perhaps the best reason is to provide a bonding experience throughout your company among your employees and bosses. The other major advantage of a company picnic is it brings the employees families together to meet and play with each other. Once you have run the 3 legged race with a co-worker, you will definitely get to know them better! When you return to the workplace, you will remember your experiences, and build that experience into your everyday working respect for each other.”

5 — A company picnic helps to build company morale

4 — A company picnic shows appreciation for employee and their efforts

3 — A company picnic shows a commitment to employees and their families

2 — A company picnic helps strengthen teamwork

1 — The number one reason to have a company picnic is to have fun!

The benefits of a company picnic are significant. A company picnic can increase the morale in the office as employees feel appreciated and enjoy a day out of the office. They can also allow open interaction between executives and employees in a non-intimidating environment. Company picnics also allow employees to network within the company with other employees that they might not interact with on a daily basis.

“A Summer or Fall company picnic at Liberty Ridge Farm consists of quality food and quality fun. You can choose from our amazing picnic packages and enjoy all the adventure the farm has to offer. There are gathering spaces to fit any size group and we can customize to fit your needs.” concluded Gifford.

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Liberty Ridge Farm Opens Fall Season with Annual Sweet Corn Fest

Gifford Family Kicks-off 11th Season of Family Fun September 9/18 & 19

Schaghticoke, NY, September 13, 2010. Liberty Ridge Farm, home of the Capital Region’s original and largest cornfield maze, will open its Fall Festival of Agricultural Adventure with its Annual Gifford Barn Sweet Corn Fest. The Sweet Corn Fest, a celebration of locally grown corn featuring grilled corn-on-the cob, flavored butters, corn chowder, corn-in-a-cup, and all things corny, will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 18 & 19.

We are kicking off our 11th season of family fun with our favorite festival, the Sweet Corn Fest,” said Cynthia Gifford, owner of Liberty Ridge Farm, “and then we continue our Fall Festival of growing memories on the farm right through to our season ending Veterans Day Celebration.”

The Gifford Barn Sweet Corn Celebration features corn husking and corn-on-the-cob eating contests, face painting by Magic Brushes, and Farmer Bruce strolling the grounds with balloon artistry, tricks and jokes! Plus kids get to learn the difference between sweet corn and feed corn as they explore the Gifford Barn Corn Maze.

The Liberty Ridge Fall Festival of Agricultural Adventure, featuring the Gifford Barn Corn Maze, begins September 18h and runs through November 11th. Special events include:

  • Opening Weekend Gifford Barn Corn Fest, 9/18-19, celebrating locally grown sweet corn and 11 years of family fun at Liberty Ridge Farms.
  • All About Scouts, 10/2-3, special pricing and the Liberty Ridge Farm “I Conquered the MAiZE” patch for active Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
  • The Harvest Haunted Attraction, Fridays and Saturdays in October are frightful with special admission to the Farmers Haunted House, his Forest of Fear, and The Spooky Corn Maze.
  • Family Farm Olympics 10/9-11 Columbus Day Weekend, old fashion games, competitions and prizes for all the family and Special Sunday Night Haunt.
  • Liberty Ridge Farm Pumpkin Fest, 10/16-17, Pumpkins galore with pumpkin painting, pumpkin pies, pumpkin soup and pumping pickin’ just in time for Halloween.
  • Season Ending Special – Veterans Day 11/11 – Vets Admission Free – Weather permitting the Gifford Family will end the 2010 Festival Season with special day for Veterans.

The Liberty Ridge Farm Fall Festival season with the Gifford Barn Corn Maze opens September 18 and will run through early November 11. Opening every day at 10am, the 2010 season at Liberty Ridge Farm will close on Veterans Day November 11th, with free admission that day for all U.S. Veterans. All family members will receive a $1 admission Military Family Discount.

General admission is only $9.50 per person, with children 2 and under free. New this year is a Special Mid-Week $8.50 admission price Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. Liberty Ridge Farm is offering Pricing Specials to seniors and grandparents 70 & over with 1$ off every admission, and a Military Personnel family discount with $1 off per person admission to families with Military I.D.

Friday and Saturday’s in October features The Harvest Haunted Attraction at Liberty Ridge Farm, when the farm hand Corn Stalkers rise from the dead to provide special admission thrills in the spooky corn maze Field of Screams only for those brave enough to journey through The Farmer’s Haunted House and his Forest of Fear. The Harvest Haunted Attraction opens at 7pm, with $15.00 special admission.

Liberty Ridge Farm, we grow memories. Liberty Ridge Farm is an agricultural tourism destination and working farm on the historic Hoosic River. The Gifford Family hosts a Fall Festival featuring the Capital Region’s original cornfield maze, Brad’s Barnyard of family fun adventure and special events. The Fall Season begins September 18th and runs through November 11th. The Farm is available for Educational Field Trips, Company Picnics and Special Events. Liberty Ridge Farm, 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke, NY. For information, visit or call 518-664-1515. Follow us on Facebook at, and Twitter at .