Warming Outdoor Family activities in the Capital Region inspire memories

November 15th, 2012 by

Family activities in the Capital Region warm and inspire memories

The leaves have all changed and dropped, but the fun hasn’t stopped in Schaghticoke, NY. Most people have put away their Halloween decorations and are now hearing Christmas music on the radio. As fall changes to winter, Liberty Ridge Farm is still open for family fun with excitement for the last weekend of outdoor warmin adventures. The farm will open November 17th & 18th from 11-5 with a discounted admission price of $8.50 that includes a $5 Plus Pass wristband, a Cup of apple cider accompanied by a Signature Apple cider donut served in the Farm Market. The Unlimited Plus Pass is good for Unlimited Jumping Pillow and Cow Train rides, that will bring smiles to all ages, even parents. Liberty Ridge Farm wants to remind everyone that children under 2yrs old are FREE. The farm promises to have their signature Apple Cider Donuts for sale, Lunch specials grilled up at Pitchfork and cracklin warm community campfires, jokes, shows and adventures.

The Fall festival weekend will mark the end of the 13th season as providing a friendly fall agri-adventure destination. Liberty Ridge Farm’s centerpiece is an 11 acres cornfield maze that has been harvested. Each year the farm cultivates the cornfield for a season full of fall family fun, but the corn also has a very serious side to it. The farm is very proud to say the corn-maze is harvested annually to provides tons of animal feed for local livestock, chickens, and large and small farm animals. This last weekend will signal a shift to popular events such as Silent Movie Night, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and hosting Corporate parties, Team-building, Family Re-unions, Birthday Parties, Sweet 16 Parties with venue space for small to large groups. The farm is a fresh break from the norm, with a mixture of country charm and refined elegance, the farm resides on 100 acres of wide open spaces nestled in the Rolling Hills of Rensselaer County.

The weekend special includes a barn yard of over 55 acres that is filled with old fashioned games, shows and hands on activities. The farm’s admission price November 17th & 18th will be at the reduced price of $8.50 with every paid admission receiving the $5 upgrade for the Plus Pass. The weekend warm up specials are still in place. Last chance to warm up by the community campfire or rent a cabin or campfire, The farm suggests calling to ask about the WARM Up Special and make a reservation by calling 518-664-1515. You can also find out more information on the website at www.libertyridgefarmny.com. 

 

Pumpkin Patch Albany, Saratoga, Clifton Park, Fall Decorations, Fall Family Fun

September 27th, 2012 by

Clifton Park Pumpkin Patch, Albany Pumpkin Patch, Saratoga Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin picking Capital Region.  The pumpkin is the ultimate symbol of fall, an autumn staple that has so many uses, it can be used for carving, jack-o-lanterns, making pies, or roasting seeds.  Fall Festival at Liberty Ridge Farm is a celebration of the Harvest Season.  Find Hours and Rates to the Fall Festival Here.  The thought of pumpkin hunting usually creates a great reason to get out in the autumn air and spend the day on a farm.

Check our Calendar of Events for special themed weekend celebrations here.  Liberty Ridge Farm located not farm from anywhere within the Saratoga, Albany Capital Region.  Pumpkin Adventures and pumpkin picking are something that we hold dear to our heart, come to Liberty Ridge Farm for pick your own pumpkins in the pumpkin patch.  This year Liberty Ridge Farm has expanded to offer more home baked goodies, fall decorations and fall merchandise than ever before in the all new Country Farm Market.

Now you can have Apple Cider Donuts, enjoy fresh pies and snacks, maybe munch on some fresh popped Kettle Corn.  The Country Farm Market has all the fall goodies and decorations your looking for.  If your looking for a great place to spend a few hours searching for the right pumpkin with a hint of adventure, Liberty Ridge Farm offers plenty of spots to entertain the whole family or group of friends. Ever thought of renting a campfire site ?  We get the fire going for you and you sit back and relax.  WE have over 55 acres of outdoor entertainment with the areas largest and original cornfield maze attraction. Admission the farm includes Brad’s Barnyard of Adventure, The Cornmaze, shows and themed weekend events.  Complete the perfect fall day after searching for pumpkins with a Lazy Trolley ride along the scenic Hoosic River.  Liberty Ridge Farm is located in Schaghticoke, NY just 30 minutes from Saratoga and Downtown Albany, the Fall Festival runs until November 4th.  Want to know where Liberty Ridge Farm is ?     Get Directions Here

 

The carnival spirit continues to grow in Schaghticoke,NY at Liberty Ridge Farm’s Fall festival

September 11th, 2012 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.

Admission and Hours information to the farm can be found online at www.libertyridgefarmny.com/hours-rates.

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.

Fall Jobs & Employment opportunities in the Saratoga, Albany Capital Region

August 2nd, 2012 by

Albany,NY Fall Job Opportunities, Clifton Park, NY Employment Opportunities,

Saratoga NY Employment Opportunities, Troy, NY Job Opportunities

We encourage all to apply, If you are a people person, reliable, compasionate and

friendly we are looking to fill over *100 Positions*

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Liberty Ridge Farm’s fall employment positions include; Birthday Party Attendant (weekends), Cashiers (weekdays & weekends), Donut Bakers (weekdays & weekends), Farm Animal Care Giver (Daily), Food Concession Managers & Grill Master (weekends), Haunt Actors (Fri. & Sat. nights in October), Kitchen Help (weekdays & weekends), Maze & Barnyard Staff (Daily), Parking Attendants (weekends), Pig Racing & Pumpkin Cannon Showman (weekdays & weekends), Pumpkin Pickers (weekdays), Pumpkin Princess (weekends), School Field Trip Staff (M-F 9am-2pm), Tractor Drivers (weekday mornings and weekends). All of the fall employment opportunities are paid hourly wage and is based on experience. Liberty Ridge Farm encourages anyone who might be interested in employment to apply online

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Blueberries You-Pick or Farm Fresh Picked in the Capital Region not farm from anywhere at Liberty Ridge Farm

July 6th, 2012 by

Liberty Ridge Farm opens to the public for You Pick Blueberries and Farm Fresh Blueberries beginning July 5th, 2012.

Liberty Ridge Farm located in Schaghticoke, NY is not farm from anywhere in the Capital Region. When looking for a great summertime activity to do with friends or family, You pick blueberries involve picking farm fresh blueberries from the bush, picked berry by berry or sometimes by the handful the berries are an amazing way to eat healthy while learning valuable lessons about locally grown foods. Liberty Ridge Farm is now open to the public for Pick your own and Farm fresh picked berries the Farm Market counter.

Hours of operation:
Blueberry Picking Now Happening
Monday – Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM
$2.25 per pound. We supply containers to pick into and containers to take your berries home.

Liberty Ridge encourages families to bring their own containers or offers them containers to pick their own berries from the rows of blueberry bushes. During Farm market season the farm offers berries by the pint or by the pound at the Farm market Counter or offers containers for You-pick blueberries that are weighed after picking for purchase at the Farm Market counter.

Blueberries are easy to come by in the Capital Region of NY, just 20 Minutes from Saratoga, the rows of blueberry bushes are plentiful. You Pick Blueberry picking starts mid- July and runs through August when You pick Raspberry picking begins. The Raspberry season starts in August and goes until the first frost. Liberty Ridge Farm is one of many farms in the US who believe in local community , farm fresh growing and providing fun valuable agricultural lessons, this has become a staple of what the farm represents. Liberty Ridge Farm has seen an interesting trend in blueberry popularity as it has had a dramatic effect on increased consumption within the U.S. since 1997. The average U.S. adult consumption has grown from just under 13 ounces of blueberries that were consumer per year by an adult to nearly double that amount to 22 ounces consumed per adult per year. This upward trend of blueberry consumption within the U.S. has led to cultivation of blueberries on almost 100,000 acres of land in the U.S., and has moved blueberries to second place as the most commonly eaten berry in the U.S. (second only to strawberry).

Blueberry producers typically grow high-bush blueberries which is what you will find at Liberty Ridge Farm, this type of blueberry bush reaches five to six feet in height and can produce up to 15 pounds of fruit. The blueberries typically ripen in June and early July but this year we are seeing a peak in ripening the 2nd week of July. Liberty Ridge Farm blueberries are local, delicious, and considered by many families to be the ultimate snack berry and a nutritious part of their diet. The fruit is very high in antioxidant content (many dark berries are), and these antioxidants assist the body in combating such ailments as diabetes, high cholesterol, Alzheimer disease, glaucoma, cataracts, and certain cancers. It is even thought that Blueberries help reduce the risk of urinary tract infections, and can help combat the effects of aging.