- Aunt Louise's Farm
- Bradley Farm
- Cherokee Creek Farm
- Clear Lake Farm
- Deep Roots Meat, LLC
- Dickerson Farms
- Five Acre Farm
- Full Moon Farm & Apiary at Tupelo’s Bakery & Café
- Golden Acres Ranch, LLC
- Green Meadows Farm
- Holly Hill Farm at Tupelo’s Bakery & Cafe
- iGrow Dunn St. Youth Farm
- Johnnie’s Garden
- Lake Seminole Farm
- Longview Farms
- Love's Labor Farm
- McClellan Family Farm, LLC (NEW)
- Millstone Plantation/Millstone Institute for Preservation
- Monticello Vineyards & Winery/Ladybird Organics
- Myrtle Creek Farm
- Ocheesee Creamery
- Orchard Pond Organics
- O’Toole’s Herb Farm
- Ragged Glory Farm
- Ripe City Urban Farm
- Smith Family Dairy Farm
- Twin Oaks Farm
- Wheeler Farm
Address: 8101 Waukeenah Highway
Monticello, FL 32344
Admission: $4 per person
Aunt Louise’s Farm is located in Jefferson County, more specifically Waukeenah, Florida. Our farm is forever growing, expanding and evolving. About 16 years ago we bought ourselves a goat. No one told us that a lone goat is an unhappy goat! So, of course, we had to buy another one. Then we bought a few chickens so we could have fresh eggs.
Fast forward to 2015. We now have quite a menagerie of “critters,” as I like to call them. Currently, we have 30 or so goats, nine sheep, 14 ducks, five alpacas, five pigs, three guinea fowl, 40+ chickens, 15 rabbits, five zebu cattle, three dairy cows, two Great Pyrenees, an Australian Shepherd and a mini horse with a little one by her side. (And you never know what Aunt Louise might bring home tomorrow!) We now produce enough eggs to sell, raise a lot of our own meat, have enough lard to make soap and sometimes have our own fresh goat’s milk.
In the fall we open our farm to the public for about six weeks. For the Farm Tour we are offering half-price entry to the farm ($4 per person). You are able to explore the three-acre corn maze that has lots of scarecrows and silly signs for entertainment. Additionally we have homemade jams, jellies, soaps, pound cake in a jar, fresh pecans (hopefully) and pumpkins. You may also buy snacks to feed the animals. For added fun we have a hayride, a barrel train ride and a corn pit to play in. We will have concessions for sale: hotdogs, snow cones, corn bread waffles and drinks.
Directions: From Tallahassee, go east on Apalachee Pkwy/FL-20 E/US-27 S (toward Perry) approximately 18 miles. Turn left on Waukeenah Hwy/CR-259 N. The farm is approximately 1.5 miles on the right.
Tours: Saturday & Sunday, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm
Bradley Farms is a family-run homestead that uses sustainable/permaculture practices to raise Gulf Coast sheep, chickens, heritage rabbits, dairy goats/cow, and grow organic vegetables, herbs and fruits. We also craft homemade soaps, breads and baked goods, herbal vinegars and jams, which will be for sale along with fresh herbs, plants, worm castings and bunnies.
After taking a year hiatus, we are back on the Farm Tour with a host of new plants and animals, and employing new systems and methods learned from permaculture design certification. We have learned a lot about improving soil quality, composting, and adapting to our local climate. We look forward to sharing all these new ideas with you! Our family believes in sustainability, from treating our land with respect to sourcing our food from our own property. Come join our family for a day of sharing knowledge, ideas and nature.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take I-10 W to exit 181 (Quincy exit). Turn right (north) onto Pat Thomas Pkwy/FL 267 and drive 3.7 miles. Turn left (west) onto US-90 and continue for 5.2 miles. Turn left (west) onto Church St. (at the flashing light) and continue for 3.3 miles. Turn right (north) onto Glen Julia Rd and continue for 1.5 miles. Bradley Farms will be on the left.
Contact: Alicia Conger
Address: 350 NW Catfish Way
Madison, FL 32340
Phone: 850-228-5042, 850-228-5070
Saturday, October 24, 10 am-4 pm
Workshop: Broadforking Demonstration, 11 am and 2 pm. The broadfork is a tool used to manually break up densely packed soil to improve aeration and drainage. It will open and loosen soil while minimizing damage to the microorganisms that provide the nutrients for the garden bed. Farmer Wayne will demonstrate how to use the broadfork and will offer hands-on practice for anyone interested in giving it a try.
Our farm is named in honor of our Native American heritage; Alicia’s great grandmother was a Creek Indian from south Alabama and Wayne’s great-great grandmother was a Cherokee Indian of the eastern band of the Cherokee Nation. We maintain 100 acres as a wildlife sanctuary and farm a small area. Our farming practices are guided by our beliefs in sustainable agriculture and enduring respect for the land and its animals. Our farm is Certified Naturally Grown, a non-governmental organic certification, which you can learn more about here: www.naturallygrown.org.
Our farm was developed based on the wide row, raised bed and organic method. No mechanical tools are used in the farm area; all beds are prepared by hand with a broadfork. No synthetic fertilizers, insecticides or herbicides are used. Beds are composted with chicken manure and mushroom compost from local farms, and are mulched with wheat straw. We use a soaker system to water our crops. We grow heirloom fruits and vegetables year round with the help of shade cloth in the summer and frost covers and a high tunnel in the winter. We sell our produce through the Red Hills Online Market (www.rhomarket.com), to select local restaurants and to local customers by appointment.
Come enjoy a guided tour of the farm. We will tell you all about our farming practices and the natural methods we use to attract pollinators and control pests. Or feel free to wander on your own, relax under the shade trees with complimentary homemade lemonade from our lemon trees and complimentary snacks and lunch throughout the day. We love to meet folks interested in farming, so we make every effort to meet and talk with each of our visitors. We hope to see you here!
Directions: From Tallahassee, take I-10 E to Madison FL. Take exit 241. Continue north on US-221 to Greenville. Turn right on US-90. Go 12 miles, then turn left onto NW Pickle Ln. Go 1.4 miles (Pickle Ln will dead end) and then turn left onto CR- 146/NW Little Cat Rd. Go 3 miles and turn right onto NW Chicken Rd (this is a dirt road). Go about 1 mile and turn left onto NW Catfish Way. Go about 0.5 mile; farm is on the right with a posted sign.
Address: 15824 N US 19
Lamont, FL 32336
Clear Lake Farm of Lamont, Florida, INC is a small 57-acre family farm. Our goal is to live harmoniously with nature while supplying our family and friends with healthy, sustainable foods. We use each animal’s natural abilities to help us farm. Goats (we have made the switch to dairy!) are browsers and ours have been busy clearing the woodlands. Maremma and Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dogs live with the goats and piglets to protect them from predators such as bears and coyotes. We use the pigs’ natural rooting and the chickens’ and turkeys’ foraging to turn and add compost to the soil. Our guineas are voracious foragers of ticks and bugs—an all-natural way to control unwanted insects. Our pasture-fed Bourbon Red turkeys and pigs are all born and raised on the farm. Order your own free-range turkey or pork roaster for this year’s holiday meal. There is nothing quite like the taste of a pasture-raised bird or roaster. Walking tours will be ongoing throughout the day and will include all of the animals and gardens.
Our family has discovered the joys of living and working in a beautiful, peaceful setting and wish to share it with you. Farm products available for sale will include heritage turkeys, broilers, pork, eggs and goat’s milk and cheese. The lunch menu will feature our own chicken and pork, plus other homemade goodies. All animals are free-range and receive non-medicated feeds and natural approaches (DE, garlic, etc.) for internal parasite control. We do not use antibiotics, synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take Apalachee Pkwy/US-27 S. Go approximately 27 miles to Lamont FL. Continue through Lamont (now called US-27 S/ US-19). Go approximately 3.5 miles. Look for Farm Tour signs. Take a left on small dirt driveway; sign reads, “Sturm Fair Land Tr. 15824.” Travel 0.5 mile on driveway and house/farm will be on the right.
Tours: Saturday, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm; Sunday, 12 pm, 2 pm
Deep Roots Meat, LLC, located in Madison County, Florida, is owned and operated by the Platt Family. We sell all grass (forage) fed beef in individual, USDA-inspected packages, custom harvested by the half or whole animal.
Our Angus cattle are not fed any grain, antibiotics or animal by-products and are not fed or given any growth hormones. They are only fed high-quality grasses and baleage (hay). These practices have been found to assure the healthiest beef you can eat. We are proud to say that you can eat our ground beef without ANY seasonings—not even salt or pepper!
We will have the following items for sale: ground beef, New York strip, rib eye, sirloin, tenderloin, short ribs, stew meat, cube steak, chuck roast, rump roast, flank steak, butcher steak, skirt steak, chuck eye steak, flat iron steak, London broil, brisket, soup bones, marrow bones, knuckle bones, round steak, fat (kidney or regular), liver, heart, kidney, tongue, ox tail, old-fashioned bologna (ring-sized or sandwich-sized and sliced), summer sausage, breakfast sausage links (mild or hot), beef bacon, beef bacon ends and fresh beef “patty” sausage.
Hayride farm tours will be given at 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm on Saturday and 12 pm and 2 pm on Sunday. Samples of our beef will be given before and/or after the tours. Our products, including fresh-cooked burgers, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase both days. If you are not able to make the tour, you can stop by and visit anytime each day during our posted hours.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take I-10 E to exit 241, which is Hwy 221 for Greenville and Perry. After exiting, turn left (north) onto Hwy 221, go about 2.5 miles to Hwy 90 (blinking light), turn right (east) and go about 2.5 miles. Our mailbox (11061) is on the right after Hickory Hill Way (a dirt road on the right). Turn right onto our driveway, go over the railroad tracks and follow the signs for parking. Note: GPS systems do not always work properly with our address.
Address: 12 Hayfield Spur
Monticello, FL 32344
Tours: Saturday, on the hour, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, on the hour, 10 am-3 pm
Dickerson Farms (est. 1998) is a sustainable farm surrounded by rolling hayfields and pinewood. It is based on the cycles of life—what springs forth from the ground, falls back to the ground. Good soil recycles anything and everything—it can prevent waste and the recycling returns nutrients back to the soil. We have chickens and rabbits that break down vegetation that is then fed to worms (vermiculture) or used directly in the gardens. The garden grows what is then used to feed chickens, as well as the rabbits, goats and us. The worms create a great growing medium that is mixed with pine bark to create potting soil. The plants are sold and much returns later as clippings to be fed to worms, chickens and goats that are then used to fertilize the soil. Soft drinks, eggs, jellies, soaps and candles will be for sale.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take US-90 E/Mahan Dr to merge onto I-10 E. Take exit 217 for FL-59. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Lloyd and merge onto FL-59 S/Gamble Rd. Turn left onto CR-158/Old Lloyd Rd, continue to follow CR-158. Take the first right onto Lloyd Creek Rd. Turn right onto Hayfield Spur. Note: If using Google Maps, drop “Spur” from address.
Address: 623 NE Kennedy Terrace
Madison, FL 32340
Tours: Saturday, 9:30 am, 1:30 pm; Sunday, 9:30 am
This 1935 farm cottage is getting back to its roots! When you enjoy a meal that is truly all homegrown, you give your body the best medicine. We at Five Acre Farm believe “Anything is possible!” Come and enjoy our farmstead in the woods growing sustainably for food and healing. Visit Morgana, Avalon, Silver Rose, Grace and Sage Boer goats and see how rotational “pasture” areas can support holistically raised goats. I inoculate shiitake mushrooms on hardwood logs every February for fruiting in October. We grow perrenials, herbs, annuals, veggie starts and butterfly nectar and host plants. An assortment of goods from the farm are sold at farmers’ markets. We are members of the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance. Last year we sold out of the wonderfully scented potpourri made from our dried herbs and flowers, so we have abundance this year! Come and learn about the water-conserving irrigation methods we use for our fruit trees and vegetables. We hope to inspire you to be a self-sufficient homesteader. Please bring your questions and your love for agriculture. New on the farm this year: a Ford 8 NC tractor, an additional 20x22 greenhouse, more mushroom caves, butterfly gardens, more goats and more growing area for the fall. We will be serving refreshments. Shiitake mushrooms, annuals, perennials, fall veggie starts, potpourri, decorated garden gates and scarecrows will be for sale. We look forward to seeing you!
Directions: From Tallahassee, take I-10 E. Take Madison exit 251 for FL-14 E. Turn left onto FL-14 E. Turn right on Base St/US-90, go about 2 miles then take a left on Country Kitchen Rd/CR-1046, and follow for 2.5 miles. Take right onto Kennedy Ter (private dirt road) and follow to the end, take left on Ford. Five Acre Farm is on the corner of Kennedy Ter and Ford. Park on side of Ford, come through walk-in gate on left. Note: Most GPS gets you to lost. Follow these directions!
Address: 220 West Washington Street
Monticello, Florida 32344
Phone: Tupelo’s Bakery 850-997-2127
Phone: Full Moon Farm & Apiary 850-997-3974, 904-465-6870
Honey Tasting and Observation Hive, throughout the day
Full Moon Farm and Apiary, located in Jefferson County, is a family-operated honeybee farm that produces local honey, beeswax candles and provides pollination services to area growers. Stop in and visit us at our store located inside of Tupelo’s Bakery & Café to purchase honey and a variety of beeswax products and beekeeping equipment.
There will plenty going on including an observation hive full of bees. Sample a wide variety of flavorful honey and learn how to get started in beekeeping. Learn all about the amazing honeybee, declining bee populations in the U.S. and find out what you can do to help save the bees. We will have several local beekeepers available to answer your questions after our workshops. Honey, beekeeping equipment, books, soaps, lotions, beeswax candles and related bee items will be for sale.
Directions: From Tallahassee, follow US-90 E into Monticello city limits. Just before you get to the center of town, you’ll see a blinking yellow light. Tupelo’s Bakery & Cafe is located on your left at 220 West Washington St (US-90). Parking behind the building. Turn left prior to the light, or at the light to get to the parking area.
Address: 704 Barnes Road
Monticello, FL 32344
Phone: 850-997-6599, 850-508-2607
Sunday, October 25, 10 am-4 pm
Golden Acres Ranch is located in northern Jefferson County. We raise goats, sheep chickens, guineas and use Great Pyrenees guardian dogs to keep the predators away. The seven dogs are Bucky, Chipper, Mac, Duffy Honey, India and Roper. They will come to the fence to visit with you. Maybe there will be some puppies. We never know.
The goats and sheep are located around the farm in various pastures and there is always a young one that likes to be petted. The chickens and guineas run free (as long as they behave). Please don’t chase them. It is not a good idea to feed them either, unless you want to be surrounded by 30 or 40 while you are trying to eat your lunch.
We have a hayride with a tour of the pastures and the Mayhaw stand. The trees will be shedding their leaves by this time getting ready for the winter sleep. Other local farmers and producers join us to showcase the diversity and charm of country life. Blacksmiths, soap makers, jewelry artists will join us and sell their wares along with wool products, jellies, jams, baked goods, plants, honey, eggs if the chickens are cooperating and who knows what all else. There will be a sample or two of Mayhaw jelly if you want to try it.
There is plenty of parking and a picnic area. We’ll accommodate anyone needing special assistance. We encourage guests to wear sturdy shoes. I try to headquarter at the Wool Handling Tent. Stop by and say hello.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take 1-10 E, take exit 225 and turn north to Monticello, or take US-90 E to Monticello. Travel US-19 north through Monticello toward Thomasville. Four miles north of Monticello are caution lights at the entrance of Greyhound Racing JCKC. One mile further is Barnes Rd. Turn right (east) onto Barnes and travel 0.7 of a mile and turn right into our driveway. If using GPS, map 704 Barnes Rd, 32344 to find us.
Contact: Delores Green
Address: 177 East Bluebird Road
Monticello, FL 32344
Phone: 850-997-4886, 850-570-0623
Saturday & Sunday, Sky lantern launch at 11 am & 3 pm
We are a small family-owned and operated farm growing five acres of USDA certified organic u-pick blueberries. The farm is our home and we try to live in partnership with the land. We also have a vegetable and flower garden and a certified organic two-level greenhouse to visit. We conserve both water and soil, fertilize lightly with organics and water with a drip system using untreated well water. We use no-till rows for our blueberries and grow grass between the rows to prevent soil erosion. No mechanical harvesting is used. Our farm is a welcoming home for wildlife and is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat, providing water, food and habitat for our local animals.
We have a vegetable and flower garden and a certified organic two-level greenhouse to visit. We will give informal tours of the greenhouse and farm information as needed. Just for fun, we will launch a “sky lantern” each day at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Local plant producers Ed and Liz Coon will be here to share information on growing your own blueberries. They will have blueberry plants for sale. Tasty blueberry treats and our farm cookbook will be available for sale at The Shed. You can meet our latest Border Collie, Blue “Berry” Green, and his sister Breeze. They will amaze you with their skills and speed. You may add your name to our Blueberry Lovers email list for information about harvesting the 2016 crop. See you at the farm!
Directions: From Tallahassee, take US-90/Mahan Dr east. Continue east 15 miles from US-90/I-10 Exit. Turn right on South Main Ave. Go 2 blocks and turn left on East Bluebird Rd. Farm sign and driveway are at top of the hill on the left. Follow signs to parking area.
Address: 220 West Washington Street
Monticello, FL 32344
Phone: Holly Hill Farm 850-509-1768
Phone: Tupelo’s Bakery 850-997-2127
Saturday October 24, 9 am-3 pm
Holly Hill Farm, located in Jefferson County, Florida, is a USDA Certified Organic producer of vegetable transplants and potted herbs for retail and wholesale. Our retail sales are held at Tupelo’s Bakery & Café in Monticello, Florida. We maintain an e-mail list for customers who wish to be notified of sale days/times and plant availability. Our plants are also available at Native Nurseries in Tallahassee.
In addition to our certified organic vegetable transplants and potted herbs, we will have some of our greenhouse-grown and field-grown, fresh-cut flowers for sale.
Directions: From Tallahassee, follow US-90 E into Monticello city limits. Just before you get to the center of town on the left-hand side (2 blocks before the courthouse) you’ll see Tupelo’s Bakery and Café at 220 West Washington St. (US-90). There is parking behind the building.
Address: 514 Dunn Street
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Saturday, October 24, 9:00 am-4 pm
Workshops: Composting, Small Animal, Worms, Herbal Healing, Raised Bed Construction. Please visit iGrow website for workshop times.
The iGrow Dunn Street Youth Farm is an Urban Agricultural Youth Empowerment Program located in the heart of historical Frenchtown, established to provide healthy food alternatives to the Frenchtown community, promote sustainable agricultural practices and eliminate food deserts. Visit to tour the gardens, see the rabbit and chickens, participate in a workshop and meet the young people behind iGrow. Produce, iGrow T-shirts, worm castings, iGrow buckets and compost will be available for sale.
Directions: In Tallahassee, from the Capitol, head north on Monroe St and turn left on Tennessee St (heading west). Turn right on Macomb St. After going through 2 lights (Virginia and Brevard St), turn left (at Ferrell’s Restaurant) on Dunn St. The farm will be on your right.
Certified Naturally Grown
Contact: Randy Carey
Address: 285 Strom Road
Quincy, FL 32351
The tour will be of the whole farm operation: horses, chicken coops, eight-stall barn, the care and feeding of the animals, the greenhouse and our compost operation. The tour will take guests though the entire process from compost to harvest. Fresh vegetables, baked goods and eggs will be available for sale.
Directions: From I-10 take exit 174. Merge onto the Greensboro ramp/FL-12 E/FL-65 and turn left at the bottom of the ramp to follow FL-12 E/Greensboro Rd. Drive 2.4 miles and turn left onto Providence Rd/CR-274. Drive 2.4 miles to Strom Rd and turn right. Farm is on the left about 0.3 miles down the road. You will see the signs. Welcome!
Tours: 9 am, 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm
Workshops: How to Flush an Inoculate Shiitake Mushroom Log, $25 per person, 11 am and 2 pm. Learn the steps to make an inoculated mushroom log produce shiitake mushrooms, how to care for the log and how to harvest the mushrooms. Attendees will take home an inoculated mushroom log that is ready to produce shiitake mushrooms. Workshop space and supplies may be limited.
Lake Seminole Farm is a family-owned mushroom farm located on the shores of Lake Seminole in southwest Georgia. We are USDA Organic certified. All of the spawn we use to inoculate our logs is certified organic and not genetically modified. We only use locally sourced Sweetgum and Oak logs that have not been treated with pesticides. We grow our shiitake mushrooms naturally, free of pesticides, herbicides or additives. In addition to producing shiitake mushrooms, we also produce organic pink and Italian oyster mushrooms.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take I-10 W towards Pensacola. Take exit 181, turn right on to Pat Thomas Pkwy/FL-267 N and travel for 3 miles. Cross US-90 and then jog left over railroad tracks, then right; continue north on 14th St/CR-268 for 3.1 miles. 14th St becomes Solomon Dairy Rd. Turn right on Glory Rd/379A (becomes Hutchinson Ferry Rd) and continue for 9.75 miles. Cross Faceville Hwy/GA-97. Turn left on Booster Club Rd, follow for 1.8 miles, look for brown state park signs. Turn right at entrance to Lake Seminole Farm, 496 Booster Club Rd.
Address: 1190 Concord Road
Havana, FL 32333
Phone: 850-545-5498, 850-545-5515
Farm Education at Longview, Sunday, 11 am. Receive an overview of school-farm curriculum including a tour of school study sites.
Longview Farms is a family farm built on the sandy soils of a reclaimed pine forest near the Ochlocknee River. We strive to take what the land has given us and to make the best use of it while improving the soil and restoring the forests to a healthy longleaf pine ecosystem.
We produce naturally grown vegetables, pastured chickens and eggs, grass-fed beef from Devon cattle, blueberries and processed farm food products including pesto, gluten-free pumpkin and zucchini breads and pickles. We also offer a wide range of farm services including forestry mulching, pasture preparation/planting and construction of farm sheds, fences and chicken tractors. Longview partners with Cornerstone Learning Community, serving as an outdoor classroom for their students in preschool through eighth grade.
This year at Longview you’ll see: a growing herd of Devon cattle, pastured chickens, a market garden and fruit tree orchard, Tennessee Walking horses, goats, 800 acres of pine forest, wildlife plots and pastures. We will also answer questions about the farm’s 16kw grid tied solar power system, Adam-retort biochar kiln and a biodiesel processing system. We will also open our newly completed farm building which includes a classroom, commercial kitchen and processing area.
Directions: From Tallahassee, travel north on N Monroe St. Pass Lake Jackson, turn right onto Old Bainbridge Rd. Follow Old Bainbridge for 4.5 miles. Turn right on Concord Rd/CR-157 and follow for 1 mile. Turn right onto private, gravel road (marked by black rail fences on either side), follow for 200 yards. Turn left into open gate and follow driveway back to red-roofed barn on left.
Address: 16933 NE Birdie Lane
Hosford, FL 32334
Phone: 850-379-8488, 850-447-2778
Love’s Labor Farm is a 40-acre farm located at the eastern edge of Liberty County, Florida. We produce pastured poultry and pork for ourselves and for others who want to consume meat as a part of their diet, but who are concerned about the ethical implications of large-scale meat production and about the health implications of consuming meat raised on diets that include growth hormones and antibiotics. Our customers are people who think about their food, where it comes from, how it is raised and the effect that its consumption will have on their overall health.
In addition, we have a blueberry patch, thornless blackberries and several other fruit trees. Walking tours will be available throughout the day. We will have fun activities for the kids including horseshoes, animals to visit, a nature craft and a working hand-pumped well (always a favorite of our young visitors). Plenty of photo ops are available.
Our farm has easy access on all paved roads with plenty of parking. Farm products available for sale will include pastured broilers, free-range pork, pastured eggs, cane syrup, homemade jams, jellies, and pickles. We’ll also have sausage dogs available for a delicious breakfast or lunch with baked goods for dessert.
Our farm is a work in progress, but it is work that we enjoy. We love the land, we love our work, we love the life we have made here on our farm, and we would love to share it with you.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take SR-20/Pensacola St/Blountstown Hwy out of Tallahassee and travel west approximately 25 miles. Turn left onto CR-2224/Old Blue Creek Rd and travel 1 mile. Take the first left onto Bluff Creek Rd and travel approximately 1 mile, turn right onto Birdie Ln. As an alternate route you can go west on I-10 to exit 181/SR-267 S. Travel approximately 12 miles and turn right onto SR-20. Travel west 1 mile and turn left onto CR-2224/Old Blue Creek Rd and travel 1 mile, turn left onto Bluff Creek Rd, and then right onto Birdie Ln.
Cane Vinegar and Wine Making 101
Cane Syrup for Cooking Flavor
The McClellan Family has been making 100% Pure Cane Syrup in Jefferson County Florida for over six generations. When our ancestors moved to Florida it was still a territory and processed sugar was a rare commodity. Instead, farmers grew sugar cane and cooked the juice into a delicious syrup that they used to sweeten most everything. Today we continue the tradition by cooking 500 gallons of cane juice into the best pure cane syrup you can find. Come see the process of making cane syrup, cane wine and cane vinegar. Take a hayride through the cane patch and visit the animals including a deer and an emu.
Cane syrup, cane vinegar, and syrup cookies will be for sale.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take US-27 S to Waukeenah. Turn left on left on Waukeenah Hwy/CR-259. Travel for 3 miles, turn right at the sign and the sweet smell of syrup.
Contact: Majken Peterzen
Address: 6500 Old Millstone Plantation Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Sunday, October 25, 12 pm-4 pm
Millstone Institute of Preservation is a farm in the midst of re-emergence and resurrection with more and more available every season. Since last year we have raised funds to begin the needed repairs to the farmhouse and can begin creating teaching spaces for our variety of artisans. This 100-acre pristine property located in North Leon County is exquisite. Our mission is tri-fold: to honor the legacy and beauty of the land, to preserve and protect the water(s) and to celebrate and nurture the spirit.
The Millstone Institute’s most exciting challenge is to continue to develop and expand our Folk School offering intensive classes in the old arts/artisan skills. Come, walk the breathtaking property, see the sheep, llamas and burro and watch demonstrations of weaving, pottery and blacksmithing. Products made by our various artisans—woven items, pottery, woodwork, artwork—and organic lunch items, healthy cookies and snacks will be available for sale.
Directions: From Tallahassee, travel north on Thomasville Rd/US-319. Pass Kerry Forest Pkwy and Walmart on your left. Prepare to turn left on to Millstone Plantation Rd. Follow this road and do not turn left into neighborhood, but proceed on dirt road, which leads directly to our entrance gate where you will be shown where to park.
USDA Certified Organic, Florida Farm Winery, Registered Nursery
Contact: Cynthia Connolly
Address: 1211 Waukeenah Highway
Monticello, FL 32344
Phone: 850-294-WINE (9463), 850-997-7224
Website: www.monticellowinery.com, www.ladybirdorganics.com
Tours: Saturday: 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm & 4 pm, Sunday: 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm
Monticello Vineyards & Winery is a small, Florida farm winery located on the 50-acre farm of Ladybird Organics. Situated in the Red Hills bio-region of Jefferson County, Florida, the winery features wines made from organic Muscadine grapes. The farm and all vineyards are USDA Certified Organic. A walking farm tour of this unique, integrated organic farm system will be offered every hour-and-a-half.
Over 18 different varieties of Muscadine grapes are grown on site. Small batches of handcrafted wines are manufactured, reflecting the unique soils and sunshine of each vintage year, and the holistic organic farming system being implemented on the farm. Each wine is a one-of-a-kind product of place, labeled with the classic Jefferson County Courthouse and the ingredients—organic grapes. Wines are distinctly Muscadine and include the white varietals of Carlos, Magnolia and Triumph. The red varietal Ison produces our fabulous Florida Red. Wines are available in both semi-sweet and dry. Monticello Vineyards & Winery invites and welcomes visitors to our farm and winery for tastings and sales of our wines.
Farm products for sale: worms, worm bedding, worm castings that qualify for USDA organic operations, organic potting soil, potted grape vines, other flowering/fruiting plants and trees like flowering cotton roses and butterfly weed. Note: all nursery stock is propagated organically on site and certified by the Florida Department of Agriculture Division of Plant Industry.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take Apalachee Pkwy south (about 18 miles). There is a DOT sign for Monticello Vineyards & Winery with a grape bunch and an arrow pointing left. Turn left as indicated on the sign, on CR-259/Waukeenah Hwy and go about 8 miles. The farm is on the right at 1211 Waukeenah Hwy. A sign for Monticello Vineyards & Winery is on the highway and signs for Ladybird Organics and Monticello Vineyards & Winery are at the gate entering the farm.
Address: 2184 Tram Road
Wacissa, FL 32361
Phone: 850-445-4986, 850-445-1965
Tours: Every half-hour, hayride tours of the farm.
Myrtle Creek Farm is a blueberry and blackberry farm. We started growing berries about 10 years ago. We have 22 acres, but are growing on about five. Eleven years ago, as a firefighter, I started thinking about something to grow on the farm when I retired. Walking through our virgin woods and wetlands I noticed wild blueberries and realized that was the answer—blueberries! And that was correct. We had our soil tested and it was perfect for berries. We use organic practices and our berries are delicious. In addition to berries, we have lots of fun with hayrides, bonfires and parties at the barn. You will enjoy touring the farm with Joda our tour guide and sitting for a spell to have a sausage dog and a bluebird cupcake. We look forward to seeing you. Bluebird cupcakes, blueberry syrup and more will be for sale. Come tour our farm and have breakfast or lunch. Limestone Meathouse sausage dogs and firehouse beans will also be available for lunch. Bring your cooler if you would like to purchase frozen berries picked from this year’s crop. See you there!
Directions: From Tallahassee, take Apalachee Pky to Capital Cir, turn right on Capital Cir going south. Turn left on Tram Rd just past Southwood, and continue 12.7 miles. Myrtle Creek Farm will be on the left. If you Google directions, it will say, “Monticello,” but it is Wacissa. The directions will be correct, either way.
Address: 28367 NE SR 69
Grand Ridge, FL 32442
Phone: 850-674-1573, 850-866-2367
Tours: 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm
Six years ago, we at Ocheesee Creamery decided to process our own milk on our farm. We do it the old-fashioned way—pasteurized, but not homogenized—resulting in a whole milk with cream on the top that’s easier to digest. Ocheesee is also one of the few dairies that sells its milk in glass bottles. Did you know milk tastes better in glass, it is better for the environment and it’s nostalgic? Ocheesee also produces fresh farm butter, the only dairy in Florida to do so. You will be able to purchase: milk, butter, cream, yogurt, cheese, ice cream and the best chocolate milk! Oh, so delicious!
When you visit you will see where we milk the cows and process our dairy products. You will also see our animals and what it is like to be on the farm. You will be able to taste our whole, skim or chocolate milk.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take I-10 W to exit 152. Continue on FL-69 S towards Blountstown for approximately 4 miles south. Entrance is on the left. Sign at the road reads, “Shady Nook Farm,” and there is a sign that says, “Ocheesee Creamery.” We are the first place in Calhoun County.
Orchard Pond Organics
Address: 400 Cedar Hill Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Sunday, October 25, 2 pm-5 pm
Orchard Pond Organics is a diverse, organic farm located in the Red Hills region of Tallahassee, Florida. We are dedicated to producing the highest quality foods using sustainable practices, including organic produce, 100% grass-fed beef, raw and unfiltered honey, pesto, granola and beef jerky.
Since its 2008 inception, our farm has grown by leaps and bounds and we’re excited to share it with you. See our 20-acre garden by foot or hayride while learning about sustainable agriculture and food practices. Feel free to bring the kids for a variety of field day activities and games. In addition to our USDA organic certification, we’re proud to be Animal Welfare Approved. All of our farm structures, including our certified commercial kitchen, are constructed from upcycled shipping containers that have been repurposed to accommodate our ever-growing operation.
Meridian Community Gardens, an extension of Orchard Pond Organics, neighbors our garden and leases 30’x50’ plots to individuals or families interested in growing their own organic produce. This lease includes an annual tillage and hose bib for each plot. Our dedicated team of staff members, WWOOFers (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms) and volunteers will be on hand to provide more information at our farm stand, where all of our products (grass-fed beef, local honey, seasonal vegetables, granola, pesto, beef jerky) will be available for purchase.
Directions: From Tallahassee head north on Meridian Rd. After passing Ox Bottom Rd, turn left on Cedar Hill Rd. The garden entrance will be on your immediate left. Parking will be available alongside of Cedar Hill Rd.
O’Toole’s Herb Farm
Address: 305 NE Artemesia Trail
Madison, FL 32340
Phone: 850-973-3629, 850-973-0184
Tours: 10 am, 12 pm, 2pm
O’Toole’s Herb Farm is a Certified Organic nursery growing heirloom vegetables and herbs. Through organic farming methods, O’Toole’s practices stewardship of the land and has created a peaceful, healing atmosphere for all to enjoy.
O’Toole’s Herb Farm is located in beautiful Madison, Florida. The farm opened for business in 1990, but the land has been in B’s family since 1840. Originally selling fresh-cut herbs, shiitake mushrooms, as well as wholesale and retail plants, O’Toole’s is now open by appointment and for special events with its main emphasis on wholesale plant production.
On your visit, browse the quaint gift shop, wander the garden or walk the labyrinth. The greenhouse will be open to show the whole process of propagation—growing from seed and cuttings to flourishing plants ready for purchase. Take home quality starter herb and vegetable plants for your fall garden. Cool weather heirloom organic vegetables like lettuce, kale, collards, mustards and herb plants will be for sale. Also visit Janet Moses’ art studio located on site and enjoy demonstrations by Blacksmith John Lacefield.
On your tour you can also walk a beautiful labyrinth, dedicated to the memory of Jim O’Toole. The labyrinth brings peace and harmony to all who walk its healing path.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take I-10 E to Madison, FL. Take exit 251. Continue north on SR-14 to Madison. Turn right on US-90, then left on N Duval St, and right on E Livingston St. Go approximately 0.3 mile and turn left onto CR-59/NE Rocky Ford Rd. Go about 0.3 mile and sign to farm will be on the left; then bear left.
Ragged Glory Farm is a one-acre seasonal vegetable farm, primarily growing for Red Hills Small Farm Alliance and Havana Growers’ Markets. Certified Naturally Grown since 2006, the layout of rows and necessary infrastructure take advantage of standard permaculture design and implementation techniques. Additionally, the farm strictly adheres to crop rotation principles and sustainability practices. Seasonal vegetables, honey and homemade craft items will be available for purchase.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take Hwy 27/Monroe St to Havana. Turn left onto SR-12 (by Capital City Bank). Travel approximately 3 miles to Riverview Rd (if you see Lake Tallavanna entrance, you’ve gone a bit too far). Turn right on Riverview Rd and continue for 1 mile. Turn left on Hawkridge Dr (single paved lane). Entrance is at top of hill where pavement ends on the right.
Address: 400 W. 6th Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Tours every half-hour
Ripe City is a half-acre urban farm located in Levy Park. Our mission is to promote healthier, more sustainable lifestyles through urban agriculture. We supply fresh, sustainably grown produce to local community members and restaurants through our CSA program, Lake Ella Farmers’ Market, Red Hills Online Farmers Market. Stop by to see what’s growing in the city!
Directions: From Tallahassee, head north on S Monroe St toward E Pensacola St. Turn left onto E 7th Ave. Turn left onto N Bronough St. Take the first right onto W 6th Ave. Farm is on the right.
Address: 528 John Vickers Road
Norman Park, GA 31771
Phone: 229-429-9828, 229-798-5626
Sunday, October 25, 9 am-3 pm
We are a licensed Grade A dairy producing goat cheese, goat milk soaps and lotions. We have about 60 dairy goats of different ages and three horses located on 10 acres.
Directions: From Tallassee, take Hwy 319 to Moultrie, GA and turn right onto Hwy 37 E at Home Depot. Go about 1 mile to the 4-way stop sign and turn left onto Cool Springs Rd. After 8 miles you will come to a 4-way stop. Go straight. After 1.5 miles you will come to a stop sign. Go straight on to John Vickers Rd. Our farm will be 1 mile on the right at the intersection of John Vickers Rd and Ervin Crosby Rd.
Twin Oaks Farm
Contact: Renee Savary
Address: 3207 Creek Road
Bonifay, FL 32425
Tours: 11 am, 1 pm. Ongoing throughout the day, a detailed showcase of our chickens, ducks, hogs, sheep, donkeys and more.
Twin Oaks Farm is a Certified Organic 94-acre farm located in Holmes County, Florida. We raise heritage chickens, ducks, lambs and hogs on pasture, the old-fashioned way. At the farm we produce a whole line of artisan food using only organic and/or local ingredients. Our production is small and authentic, the taste of real food.
On the day of the Farm Tour you will have a closer look at what we do and how we do it, from our thriving apiary, using smaller bees, to our incredible Cochons Noir de Bonifay, a unique all-pastured pork from our Rhode Island Red hens (producing the #1 eggs in the country, according to the Cornucopia Institute Eggs Score Card), to our gentle Gulf Coast sheep and how our donkeys are keeping everyone safe. We will show you how organic, sustainable farming raises healthy animals, giving them the space and the life they are supposed to have. Ducks, chickens, sheep and hogs will be roaming freely on pasture and be picture-ready.
Stop at our unique Bistro under the oak and savor some delicious, all-organic and farm-produced food. Our shop will be open with a whole cornucopia of goodies including certified organic and soy-free eggs, chickens, lamb, pork and a whole line of artisan food. Bring a cooler as our meat products will be fresh.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take I-10W to exit 112 (Bonifay). Turn right, going north, on SR 79. Keep going north for 8 miles, until the small bridge with the kids’ playground on your left (the corner of Creek Rd). Turn left into Creek Rd, and go 300 yards to the first concrete driveway on your right.
USDA Certified Organic
Contact: Robert Wheeler
Address: 3158 Wheeler Lane
Chipley, FL 32428
Tours: As needed
We are a USDA Certified Organic farm. We grow over 40 different produce items. We teach the public about the importance of working with nature—then nature will provide.
We are asking for a small donation of $8.00/person (18 +) to cover our expenses for the day. Reservations are appreciated; please call or email no later than 72 hours in advance.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take I-10 to Chipley exit. Go in town, turn right at McDonald’s/Brickyard Rd. Turn right on Orange Hill Hwy (Water Tower). Go south for 16 miles to Quail Hollow Blvd. Dirt road intersection, turn left, road turns paved again, go 3 miles to Wheeler Lane. Turn right, farm is on the right. Do not use GPS from Tallahassee.
From Panama City, take FL-77 to Sunny Hills. Turn right onto Elkcam Blvd. At the Dollar General, turn onto Washington Blvd, continue onto Quail Hollow Blvd. Take a right onto Wheeler Ln. Do not use GPS.