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Jefferson County is a strong agricultural county. With nearly 40% of our land within the County in agriculture, it’s hard not to develop an appreciation for our farms and the great food they produce.  We encourage you to learn more by visiting our pages here.  We provide agricultural statistics, a map to help you find where you can buy local food, information about agricultural tourism destinations and a whole lot more!

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1000 Island's Farm Tour

1000 Island’s Agricultural Tour

Hear the stories…, See the fields…, Pet the animals…, Smell the cider…, Taste the wine…, The 1000 Islands Ag Tour… the sensible family outing! Our Farms Talk! Look for this sign indicating cell phone audio tours throughout Jefferson County.

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The Northern New York Agricultural Historical Society Agricultural Museum

The Northern New York Agricultural Historical Society: Agricultural Museum

The museum is a great place to learn about the history of agriculture in the North Country. Many old buildings have been moved to the site so visitors can walk through authentic agricultural buildings as they have fun learning about our heritage.

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Cross Island Farms

Cross Island Farms

Located on 102 acres on Wellesley Island in the beautiful 1000 Islands Region of the St. Lawrence River in Jefferson County, Northern NY.

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Cross Island Farms

Old McDonald's Farm

Children have been bringing their parents to our 1200-acre working dairy and crop farm since 1986. Old McDonald's Farm Village is among the many attractions that bring thousands of visitors to the 1000 Islands region of New York State each year!

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Rhodes Greenhouse and Garden Center

Rhodes Greenhouse and Garden Center

  • Northern New York's Largest Grower of Spring Plants
  • 40,000 Square Feet growing range on 8.5 acres
  • Spring Bedding Plants
  • Perennials
  • Hanging Baskets
  • and more...

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The Great New York State Food and Wine Festival

www.1000islands-clayton.com

This is an event celebrating quality “Made in New York” food & wine products including candy and cheeses, nuts, sauces, herbs & spices, maple syrup and other maple products, apple cider, cookies and ice cream and of course, NYS wines.

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Thousand Island-Seaway Wine Trail
Imagine a place where lush, rolling farmland and gorgeous blue skies are a regular part of the landscape. A place where the summer sun drenches the countryside and vines of luscious grapes sit plump and ready to be turned into some of the most award-winning wines in the country. A place where you open the windows and let the warm breeze wash over you and even the air smells sweet. It’s not California. It’s not Tuscany. It’s the Thousand Islands.

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Thousand Island-Seaway Wine Trail
We are the sixth generation to farm raising alpacas since 2005. Our farm is currently home to 23 alpacas and Soapie, the friendly guard dog. We are located in Northern New York close to Route 81. We take great pride in the care of our animals and welcome the opportunity to educate any who would like to know more about these curious, gentle, intelligent and entertaining creatures.

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