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!
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 included!). Come learn about the benefits of Guinea fowl chicks, Farmer Bill will be discussing all things garlic as well as harvesting some fresh garlic and garlic scapes, and they will be demonstrating how to make a Kim-chee type ferment.
They will have a full market set up outside with produce, maple syrup and bouquets (small flower giveaways as well).
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. 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 first 2020 fresh produce market onsite.