THURMAN On Oct. 11 & 12, Thurman is hosting its first-ever Thurman Fall Farm Fest, which will feature tours of farms in town. Featured will be encounters with farm animals, maple sugaring operations, locally produced food and a variety of demonstrations and activities will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the farm sites throughout the mountain town. A short seminar of sustainable forest practices will also be available. The events start at 9 a.m. with a maple/pancake breakfast at Maple Valley Farm. Nettle Meadow Farm will be open to visitors Saturday, and they will be offering tastings of their various products including goat cheese, as well as farm tours. They are located on So. Johnsburg Rd. Maps of the farms or details of the event can be found at PersisGranger.com/Thurman_Fall_Farm_Fest2008.htm.