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.

NY Educational Field Trips and “Spring into Agricultural Day” at Liberty Ridge Farm Bring Learning to Life

May 4th, 2011 by

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For more information contact: Cynthia Gifford, 518-664-1515

NY Educational Field Trips and “Spring into Agricultural Day” at Liberty Ridge Farm Bring Learning to Life

SCHAGHTICOKE, NY (05/04/2011)(readMedia)– Liberty Ridge Farm is happy to announce a continued collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties with a new “Spring into Agricultural Day” on the farm educational program on June 7th. The program is open to 1st – 4th grade classrooms including homeschoolers in Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties. Education Stations will be set up on topics such as; honey bees, dairy, shearing, berries and planting. Projects are designed to fit within the NYS learning standards for 1st to 4th grade students.

“We have been working with the Cornell Cooperative Extension for the past 10 years hosting a special one day fall field trip. This year we are providing an educational field trip in the spring for the first time. Together we created a program that will provide a hands-on experience to students to learn what springtime is like on the farm.” said Cynthia Gifford, Owner of Liberty Ridge Farm. Students will take an interpretive walk down a farm footpath will take the student through the areas of the farm which will illustrate the many environmental and life cycle the changes that occur annually. Liberty Ridge Farm Field trips focus on core educational value with an emphasis on activities that can educate and exercise the mind and the body.

To register for “Spring into Agriculture at Liberty Ridge Farm”

Call 518-272-4210 or email bw27@cornell.edu

Registration Deadline in May 13th.

At Liberty Ridge Farm, on the Historic Hoosic River memories are cultivated. Liberty Ridge Farm is an American agritourism destination and working farm now celebrating its 12th season. Owned by The Gifford Family the experience begins with the Fall Festival featuring the Capital Region’s original cornfield maze and Brad’s Barnyard Adventure that is filled with over 20 farm-tastic activities for all ages. The 2011 Fall Season begins September 17th and runs through November 6th. The Farm is open year round and available for Educational Field Trips, Weddings, Company Picnics and all types of Special Events. From blue jeans to bow-ties Liberty Ridge Farm grows memories.

For more details you can reach Cynthia Gifford at

Liberty Ridge Farm 29 Bevis Road in Schaghticoke, NY 12154. 518-664-1515.

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Liberty Ridge Farm Offers Campers A Day of Fun and Adventure!

February 28th, 2011 by


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— Feb 23, 2011 / (http://www.myprgenie.com) — The Capital Region’s premier agritourism destination opens its gates to summer camp groups for a day of adventure on the farm. Campers experience an awesome time navigating the Capital Region’s largest corn maze and engaging in Brad’s Barnyard activities, full of fun and learning.
Liberty Ridge Farm‘s field trip is both educational and fun,” said Cynthia Gifford, Owner Liberty Ridge Farm. “In addition to fun in the area’s largest corn maze, kids can experience over 30 educational and fun adventures in Brad’s Barnyard Activities. Not far from anywhere in the Capital Region, Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke is the perfect place to grow imaginations.”
Farm Adventures begin July 20th and go through September 2nd and are offered every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Groups enjoy three hours on the farm at $8.50 per camper, with no admission charge for staff. A farm fresh option is picking ½ pint of the freshest blueberries to take home for additional $2.
Campers can bring their own bagged lunch, or we offer our farm lunch for an additional $5. TheFarm Hand Lunch includes a hot dog, bag of chips, a bottle of water and our own freshly picked blueberries, served family style. Lunch is served at the “Pitch Fork” (our outdoor kitchen) and at the time specified when placing the order. Picnic tables and shaded areas are available for everyone to enjoy their lunches.
“Liberty Ridge Farm offers your organization a fun affordable and educational get away that kids will enjoy and look forward to yearly. You can find more information atlibertyridgefarmny.com/fieldtrips.html or give us a call at 518- 664-1515,” concluded Gifford.
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 2010 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 or to book ahead, visit  www.LibertyRidgeFarmNY.com or call 518-664-1515. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/libertyridgefarm, and Twitter atTwitter.com/libertyridge.

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