Here's what you can expect from farms for the upcoming crawl.
Stop by Jerry’s Berries for a guided tour through our large raspberry patch where you will learn about prima canes versus flora canes and how these wild brambles become a well disciplined upright patch to make picking much easier for you.
Raspberry sundaes are available for purchase, you can also sample our farm fresh homemade jams.
ALPACAS FROM EIGHTH AND MUD
At Alpacas from Eighth and Mud you will get to meet their lovely herd of alpacas and feed them. Watch the alpacas interact with one another and listen to the interesting sounds they make.
Learn Alpaca 101 from the knowledgeable owners and staff. And they will be demonstrating how they make dryer balls out of alpaca fiber!
Head out to the back forest to feed the pigs some nuts, learn how to inoculate mushroom logs, tour their restorative agriculture Oak Savannah field and mushroom forest - plenty of animals to meet along the way!
Nellie James Gourmet Food to Go will be serving up a seasonal vegetable stir fry for lunch from 11:30 to 3:30! Vegetables sourced right from the farm! Limited tables will be setup or bring a blanket and grab a spot out on the lawn!
WEST AVENUE CIDER HOUSE
Stroll through West Avenue's apple orchards, check out their sheep and chickens, pack a picnic lunch and sit under one of their shade trees while enjoying a complimentary glass of ice cold Cider from the Cider House!
SIMPLER THYME ORGANIC FARM
At Simpler Thyme you are welcome to walk the farm on a self-guided tour (maps available at their market), Judith will be available to talk about their 6000 tree plantation, and their market will be open!
Here are some other events going on throughout the day:
10:00 – 11:00 - Talk garlic with Bill
11:00 – Guinea fowl talk with Zosia (20 minutes)
11:30 – 12:30 - Apple cider press demonstration
1:00 – 2:00 - Learn about Seabuckthorn
2:00 – 3:00 – Flowers with Ann
3:00 – 4:00 – Talk garlic with Bill
SILVER WILLOW FARM
Come to Silver Willow Farm to experience the beauty and peace of nature and farming combined. Walk through the fields with horses and cows, feeling your stress melt away as the calves play and the horses ask for a scratch. Discover how horses can help you grow and heal, reconnecting you to your life’s purpose. Learn about our mixed-species rotational grazing and how it works with nature so that organic, grass-fed beef and lamb can be grown while sequestering carbon. Sample the meat grown on the farm and taste the difference this style of farming produces. We are excited to share our farm and animals with you!
Amble through the gardens to view their beautiful collection of mature hosta plants and then follow the pathway to another section of their farm, Jerry’s Berries!
Josip, keeper of the bees, will have an observation hive set up for you to be able to observe the bees busily at work from 10am - 3pm. See if you are able to identify the queen bee, c’mon out to see.
MCQUESTEN URBAN FARM
Farm Crawl participants will be treated to a tour of McQuesten's 2+ acre organic urban farm with organic farmer Kevin Hamilton.
They will also have an opportunity to experience the farm's fresh produce market onsite.
RIDGE ROAD ESTATE WINERY
Visitors to Ridge Road Winery will be brought through an outside guided explanation of the grape growing and wine-making process. Ridge Road will give you a walk-through of what happens in the vineyard through to harvest and all of the steps that lead to the wine getting into the bottle. Visitors are welcome to stroll through the Pinot Noir Vines on their 60-acre vineyard to view the baby clusters of Viniferous grapes. You will end your visit with a flight of 4 wines grown on their vineyard and palate cleanser (whites/red/rose) served on our outdoor wine patio (juice and pre-packaged snack provided for children).