4th Annual Farm Tour Welcomes New Farms
The 2011 New Leaf Market Farm Tour boasts 32 farms and a weekend of animals, delicious food, passionate farmers and more. On Saturday and Sunday, October 15 & 16, experience farm life up close and personal. Six new farms, like Clear Lake Farm, are eager to welcome you!
Why Does Your Co-op Rock? Clear Lake Farm of Lamont, FL invites you to bring your lunch and fishing poles for a picnic by the lake. Situated on 57 acres, Clear Lake Farm strives to live harmoniously with nature and uses each animal’s natural instincts to help the farm. The pigs and chickens help turn the garden while adding valuable compost. On a walking tour, you will see the animals, an organic garden and shiitake mushrooms. Organic seasonal vegetables and pumpkins will be for sale (weather permitting). Oh, and if you do come ready to fish, bait worms will also be available.
At Rocky Comfort Farm, you may just get lost in the beauty of the place, or the millet maze if you’re not careful. Sit back and enjoy a hayride or follow a nature trail. Donkeys, horses, cows, a giant pumpkin patch, free-roaming peacocks, and honey beehives await you on at this Gadsden County Farm. A variety of products will be for sale including scenic farm postcards, wildflower honey, pecans, jelly, and snacks and drinks.
Of course, don’t forget the veteran farmers who are ready to welcome back their farm tour friends, show off the new additions, chat about small-scale farming and celebrate the power of local.
Farm Tour brochures are now available at the Co-op, in addition to being available on the website, www.newleafmarket.coop/seminars-events/farm-tour. Start planning your tours now. Choose a suggested tour or build your own. Just don’t miss this once a year tour.