- Artzi Vegetables & Pita Queen, LLC
- Aunt Louise¹s Farm
- Blue Ridge Farm Hydroponics
- Bradley Farms
- Brooks County Skillet Festival
- Calathora Farms
- Caney Branch Farm
- Clear Lake Farm
- Deep Roots Meat, LLC
- Dickerson Farms
- Dyed ¹N Wool Homestead
- Full Earth Farm
- Full Moon Farm & Apiary at Tupelo’s Bakery & Café
- Gil's Fish Farm
- Golden Acres Ranch, LLC
- Goodwood Museum & Gardens
- Grassroots School Gardens
- Green Meadows Farm
- Holly Hill Farm at Tupelo’s Bakery & Cafe
- iGrow "Whatever You Like" Youth Farm
- Johnnie’s Garden
- Just Fruits & Exotics
- Longview Farms
- Monticello Vineyards & Winery/Ladybird Organics
- Ocheesee Creamery
- Orchard Pond Organics
- O’Toole’s Herb Farm
- Ragged Glory Farm
- Red Hills Grazers
- Rocky Comfort Farms
- Salvation Army Garden
- SB Farms - CANCELED
- Serenity Acres Farm & Goat Dairy
- Southern Craft Creamery/Cindale Farms
- Sweet South Cottage
- Ten-Speed Greens Urban Farm
- Turkey Hill Farm
- Twin Oaks Farm
- Tyre Road Citrus Orchard & Gardens
- Wakulla Berries
- Wheeler Farm
Saturday, October 19, 9 am-3 pm
Artzi Vegetables & Pit Queen, LLC is a small farm (1.5 acres) in the middle of Thomasville, Georgia The veggies and the food are grown and cooked by Yochevet and Israel Artzi. Our seasonal veggies are grown according to Israeli organic methods and are USDA Certified Organic.
The veggies are nurtured with organic castings, tea compost ad fish emulsion. Our food: hummus (made of organic garbanzo beans), eggplant dips, yogurt dip, hot pepper dips, horseradish dips and falafel are cooked and prepared in Israeli-European style. Our whole-wheat pita is baked fresh daily.
Our guests will be able to buy our seasonal veggies, pita and dips. And most of all to eat our healthy and fresh falafel.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take Thomasville Rd/US-319 N through downtown Thomasville. Turn left onto Glenwood Dr. Slight right to stay on Glenwood Dr. Turn left onto Artzi Dr (Pecan Creek subdivision).
Aunt Louise¹s Farm is located in Jefferson County, more specifically Waukeenah, Florida. The whole family is needed to get all the farm chores done. Sam (11) is in charge of raising our rabbits. Nathan (15) is responsible for the pigs and the Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dogs. Aunt Louise tends the chickens, guinea fowl, sheep, zebus and her personal favorite, the GOATS. Uncle Bob is at the ready to build, repair or assist with any farm task. The three older boys and friends help with larger tasks as needed. We have all learned so much in the past few years and want to share this with you.
We are also happy to be hosting THE MAZE, a three-acre corn maze. Tickets are $5 per person. We will have lots of free things to do: animals to pet, a corn pit to play in, a tractor train ride, a hayride through the pecan grove, and popcorn to munch on. We will have concessions for sale: hotdogs, snow cones, corn bread waffles and drinks. Additionally, we will have homemade jams, jellies, soaps, and crafts, as well as pecans, pumpkins and sunflowers to pick. You may also buy a snack to feed the animals.
Directions: From Tallahassee, on Apalachee Pkwy/FL-20 E/US-27 S go east (toward Perry) approximately 18 miles. Turn left on Waukeenah Hwy/CR-259 N. The farm is approximately 1.5 miles on the right.
Contact: Wayne & Charlotte Hawthorne
Address: 804 Frank Smith Road, Quincy, FL 32352
Saturday, October 19, 10 am-4 pm
Sunday, October 20, 10 am-4 pm
Tours: Beginning at 10 am and every hour until 3 pm
Tours of our hydroponic greenhouse operation will start at 10 am and will take place every hour until 3 pm. We utilize three growing methods: Nutrient Film Technique (NFT), our primary growing method; Ebb and Flow; and a Static Flotation Method. You may also tour our fruit tree orchard and chestnut grove. Children of all ages will enjoy chestnut shucking and bobbing for Fuyu persimmons. For one dollar, enter to win a sample basket of everything we grow.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take US-27 N to Havana. Turn left at first traffic light, 9th Ave./FL-12 W toward Quincy. Go approximately 1 mile to caution light. Turn right onto CR-159 N. Check odometer, go exactly 5 miles. Turn right onto Frank Smith Rd. Go 0.8 mile. Turn right onto gravel driveway. Greenhouse located just inside gate.
Saturday, October 19, 9 am-4 pm
Sunday, October 20, 9 am-4 pm
Tours: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm
Bradley Farms is a family run homestead that uses sustainable practices to raise Gulf Coast sheep, chickens, heritage rabbits, organically grown vegetables and herbs and a Muscadine vineyard. We also craft homemade soap, homemade breads and baked goods and herbal/red wine vinegars.
Come tour our 28-acre homestead and meet our draft horses, sheep, chickens, rabbits, livestock dogs and honeybees. Our tour will demonstrate sustainable practices like permaculture, vermiculture, pasture management and organic composting. See how all of our gardens and animals benefit one another. We will also be sampling/selling our homemade breads and baked goods, which are free of preservatives and additives and are made with mostly organic ingredients. We will also have available many of the products we make and/or use on our farm as we continue to move away from processed foods and products and strive to be more independent stewards of the land.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take I-10 west 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.
Brooks County Skillet Festival
Contact: Lauren Basford
Address: Brooks County Courthouse Square, 100 E. Screven Street, Quitman, GA 31643
Saturday, October 19, 9 am-4 pm
Come see what's cookin' at the 2013 Skillet Festival. This one-day event is part farmers' market, part antique show, part craft fair and all fun! The bustling courthouse square will host a market of local handcrafted goods from quilts to cane syrup plus culinary exhibitions, children's activities, a dog show, great live music, the new Cast Iron Chef competition of Georgia vs. Florida chefs, and the Skillet Throwing Contest‹come help set a Guinness world record for the most skillets tossed at once!
Directions: From Tallahassee, head north on S Monroe St toward E Pensacola St. Turn right onto E Tennessee St. Continue onto US-90 E/Mahan Dr for approximately 24.5 miles. At the traffic circle, continue straight onto US-90 E/E Washington St. Turn left onto US-221 N/Legett St and travel 24 miles. Turn right onto E Screven St. The festival will be on the left.
Saturday, October 19, 9 am-4 pm
Tours: As people gather
Calathora Farms, located in Colquit County, Georgia, is home to three generations of the Morton family. Vegetables and fruits are grown naturally, using nothing but sunshine, water and good, healthy soil amendments like composted manure. We have pastured chicken and beef, raised with no hormones or chemicals‹just more of that sunshine and fresh grass.
Michael Jr. raises sheep and goats and his raw local honey is something folks really enjoy. Alan makes fabulous vanilla, with no glucose or anything else added, just the real thing.
There will be all kinds of yummy things and handmade items available for sale, from handmade soap and natural skin care products, to home-baked bread and vegetables and herbs. Lunch is on us. We make a big kettle of Brunswick Stew each year and enjoy sharing it with our visitors.
Calathora is a loose translation of the Gaelic, "fruitful rest." It expresses what we try to do here at Calathora Farms, be productive, but not frantic have one hand full of rest and one hand full of labor and enjoy the journey.
Come visit, we will be starting that old-fashioned Brunswick stew in our big iron pot before daybreak and it will be served at lunch, our treat. There will be tours as people gather. We¹ll show you the gardens and the pastures, the beehives and the lambs, share some recipes and let you see how we run the farm.
A market of farm goods will be set up in the air-conditioned wedding barn, as well as tables and chairs. Eat inside if you like, that's always nice and comfortable‹or eat outside by the big pot. Y'all come.
Directions: From Tallahassee, drive north on US-319 until you come to Temple Baptist Churchthe Murphy community. Turn left on Mack Deckle Rd. Stay on this road, even when it changes names. You will dead end into Hwy-111, turn left on Hwy-111. Go 1 mile and turn in at the Calathora sign1299 on the mailbox. Go through the gate and a pasture. Go through another gate and you have arrived,keep coming, we really are back here.
Caney Branch Farm
Saturday, October 19, 9 am-4 pm
Caney Branch Farm, located three miles west of Wacissa, is an Animal Welfare Approved farm that is home to the southernmost flock of Icelandic sheep in the world. We also raise heritage breeds of Belted Galloway cattle, chickens, ducks, turkeys, hogs and geese. We have added old-world rare breed chickens that lay beautiful blue, chocolate and brown speckled eggs.
This year, we added a new greenhouse and raised bed garden with herbs, vegetables and plants used to dye wool. A new poultry barn was constructed to house our breeding flocks of rare-breed chickens and peacocks. New chicken tractors dot the yard, enriching the soil while controlling insect pests. We also maintain a small apiary and sell honey from our chemical-free beehives.
A farmers' market with handcrafted beeswax candles, our beautiful Icelandic yarn, homemade vanilla extract, honey and other farmstead products will be housed in the skirting shed, a building used to clean wool.
Plenty of photo opportunities will be available with Hillbilly, our not-so-tiny dwarf Nigerian goat, John Henry, a beautiful Icelandic ram, Merlin, our gentle giant bull and horses JD, Mo and Honey Jo. A tractor and other farm equipment will be available for pictures of kids both young and old.
We invite you to come and set a spell, take a load off, and absorb a bit of country.
Directions: From Tallahassee, head south on Capita Circle SE from Apalachee Pkwy. Turn left (east) onto Tram Rd/CR-259. Travel 11.4 miles and turn left onto Cody Church Rd. We are the first driveway on the left. A farm sign is out front. **Do not turn onto Cody Church Rd from Apalachee Parkway/Hwy-27.
Clear Lake Farm
Contact: Christine Fair
Address: 15824 N US-19, Lamont, FL 32336
Phone: 850-997-3838 home, 850-251-5492 cell
Saturday, October 19, 10 am-5 pm
Sunday, October 20, 10 am-5 pm
Clear Lake Farm of Lamont, Florida is a small 57-acre family farm located 30 miles southeast of Tallahassee on Highway 27/19 (Apalachee Parkway). Our goal is to live harmoniously with nature while supplying our family and friends with healthy sustainable foods. We are constantly educating ourselves to improve our lives and the lives of our animals. This year, Christine completed the Master Goat and Sheep Producers Program with FAMU, and is in the process of certifying the farm.
We use each animals' natural abilities to help us farm. Goats are browsers and ours have been very busy clearing the woodlands. Maremma and Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dogs live with the goats and protect them from predators. We use the pigs' natural rooting and the chickens' 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 are all born and raised on the farm. Order your own heritage breed turkey for this year¹s holiday meal. There is nothing quite like the taste of a free-range bird. Walking tours will be ongoing throughout the day and will include all of the animals, gardens and shiitake mushrooms.
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, pasture poultry broilers, free-range pork, free-range chicken and duck eggs. The lunch menu will feature our own chicken and pork, plus other homemade goodies. Or bring your own bag lunch and a fishing pole to enjoy a picnic with your family down at the lake.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take Apalachee Pkwy/US-27 S. Go southeast approximately 27 miles to the town of 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.
Deep Roots Meat, LLC
Contact: Troy & Tracey Platt
Address: 11061 W US 90, Greenville, FL 32331
Phone: 850-948-6202; Tour Days: 850-779-6001 cell, 321-480-9077 cell
Saturday, October 19, 9 am-5 pm
Sunday, October 20, 11 am-5 pm
Hayride tours: Saturday 10 am & 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 are selling all grass (forage) fed beef in individual USDA inspected packages, custom harvest by the half or whole animal and free-range chicken eggs.
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 grass and baleage (hay). These practices have been found to assure the healthiest beef you can eat.
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, brisket, soup bones, marrow bones, 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, fresh beef sausage and free-range chicken eggs.
Hayride farm tours will be given at 10 am 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, will be available for purchase both days. If you are not able to make the tour, stop and visit anytime each day during our posted hours.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take I-10 E to exit 241 (US-221 for Greenville and Perry). After exiting, turn left (north) onto US-221, go about 2.5 miles to US-90 (blinking light), turn right (east) and go about 2.5 miles, we are the green mailbox (11061) 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.
Contact: William Dickerson
Address: 12 Hayfield Spur, Monticello, FL
Saturday, October 19, 9 am-6 pm
Sunday, October 20, 9 am-4 pm
Tours: Saturday 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm
Dickerson Farms is surrounded by rolling hayfields and pine wood. It is based on the cycles of life. What springs forth from the ground, falls back to the ground. Starting with good soil and then recycles anything and everything organic it can to prevent waste, in returns nutrients back to the soil. We have chickens and rabbits that break down vegetation that is then feed to worms (vermiculture) or used directly in the gardens. The garden grows what is then used to feed us, as well as the chickens, rabbits and goats. 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.
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.
My "farmette" is a small, diversified homestead including woods, fruit trees, veggies and herbal/dye plants and pasture. I raise a small family of mixed breed sheep‹Shetland, Florida Native and Suffolk‹for their hardiness and luscious long-fibered, soft white wool. For 30 years I¹ve worked to integrate the garden and animals, such as using the natural reciprocal processes offered by sheep for fertilizing, pruning, wool and lambs. There will be ongoing demonstrations of the fiber process with loom and spinning wheel. Natural dyebaths will be on the fire all day using indigenous dye plants and handspun wools.
I offer fiberart activities for kids and adults. Dye ¹N Wool arts provide a wealth of color and texture in a playful learning process. Children may create with natural fibers and visit with the sheep. See how a sheep¹s "blanket" ends up on your bed, or transfer the colors of nature from berries, barks and flowers to wool. Enjoy the new lambs. Demos all day. Dyed ¹N Wool offers birthday parties, art parties, or camp and class field trips. Adult weaving or papermaking workshops are offered periodically.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take US-90/Mahan Dr east. Continue east 18 miles from US-90/I-10 exit. Turn right on S Main Ave. Go 1 block to Green Meadows Dr (we are just before Green Meadows Blueberry Farm). Turn left and go 0.25 mile to last drive on left. Park on road before walking down the drive.
Saturday, October 19, 9 am-3 pm
Tours: 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 2 pm, duration 35-45 minutes, illustrated maps provided
Workshop: Intro to Lacto-Fermentation, 10:30 am and 1 pm. Learn the basics of lacto-fermented foods and see a demonstration of how to make pickled okra and turnips.
Established in 2009, Full Earth Farm maintains two acres of market gardens. October-June we supply Certified Naturally Grown produce to our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), the Red Hills Online Market (rhomarket.com), several Tallahassee restaurants, the Saturday Tallahassee Farmers¹ Market at Market Square and New Leaf Market.
We have become know for our beets and carrots in the winter and spring at Market Square on Saturday mornings, but we also specialize in growing great salad fixings, sweet potatoes, heirloom tomatoes and much more. In total, we grow over 40 different crops throughout the year.
Come see the gardens packed with young fall vegetables, our greenhouse for seedling production, specialty tools and equipment for market gardening, our earthworm bed and composting set-up.
Special guest SRSLY chocolate, Tallahassee¹s own bean to bar chocolate maker, will be out with their incredible handcrafted chocolates. Items for sale: produce from the garden, SRSLY chocolate.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take N Monroe to I-10 and head west to Quincy. Take exit 181 and head north (right) onto FL-267 N/Pat Thomas Pkwy. After major intersection, turn left onto W Washington St to cross the railroad tracks. Take immediate right after railroad tracks, onto 14th St/CR-268. Stay straight through the light at King St, continuing on 14th for about 1.7 miles. Turn right onto gravel drive for Full Earth Farm at 1050 Solomon Dairy Rd. Follow the gravel drive for about 0.25 mile and you¹ll see the pole barn and signs for parking.
Full Moon Farm & Apiary at Tupelo’s Bakery & Café
Address: 220 West Washington Street, Monticello, FL 32344
Phone: Tupelo’s Bakery 850-997-2127
Phone: Full Moon Apiary 850-997-3974
Saturday, October 19, 9 am-5 pm
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 Tupelo¹s Bakery to purchase honey and a variety of beeswax products and beekeeping equipment.
There will be lots to do and see 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.
Students ages 10-14, enter our 2nd Annual Essay Contest ³Queen for the Day: How you would improve your hive.² The winner will be announced October 19 during the Farm Tour. Entry information may be found at our website www.fullmoonhoney.com.
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) you¹ll see Tupelo¹s Bakery and Café at 220 West Washington St. (US-90). There is parking behind the building.
Sunday, October 20, sunup to sundown, CST
Come catch your own fish. Gil¹s rents cane poles and sells fish bait. We are available for questions. Fresh catfish will be available for sale along with fried catfish meals and a hot dog roast. Visit the goats while you¹re here.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take I-10 W to Chipley. Turn left on Hwy 77 to Wausau. Turn left at caution light. Pioneer Rd to stop sign. Turn right at dead end. Follow catfish signs.
Golden Acres Ranch, LLC
Sunday, October 20, 10 am-4 pm
Workshops: Wool Handling, on going. Learn about wool washing, carding, dying and spinning.
Farm to Table Dinner, Sunday, October 20 at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $65 per person and must be pre-purchased or reserved in advance. Tickets available at New Leaf Market, online and at Golden Acres Ranch. Savor local food from local farmers prepared by local chefs. Graciously served by family and friends. Please watch our website for details.
Golden Acres Ranch is located in northern Jefferson County. The 68 acres consists of pasture and planted pines. During the hayride you will see the natural stand of 175 Mayhaw trees that grow in a managed wet area. The native trees are 40 to 50-years-old. Whether you are walking about, or are on the hayride, you will be up close to all the farm animals. There are goats, sheep, chickens, guineas, horses and our wonderful Great Pyrenees guardian dogs. We invited fellow farmers and producers to join us during this time to showcase the diversity and charm of country life. There are local woodcarvers, blacksmiths, soap makers, jewelry artists, wool products, vegetables and fruit growers, pony rides, old tractors (neat photo opportunity) and petting places. There is plenty of parking and room for the whole family.
Directions: (GPS does not get you to our farm!) 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.
Sunday, October 20, 1 pm-4 pm
Come and see the cotton, tour the historic gardens and mansion, and take home a souvenir plant from our annual Fall Plant Sale! Goodwood¹s heirloom gardens now feature a cotton patch recalling the property¹s history as a 2,400-acre plantation begun in 1834. Today, our 16-acre naturalistic gardens, which utilize sustainable practices and a minimalist management philosophy, feature a bulb lawn containing tens of thousands of daffodils, and hundreds of rose bushes. Our main house, which will be open to the public at no charge during the Farm Tour, and Fanny¹s Café will be open on Saturday only from 11 am to 2 pm...don¹t miss their Fried Green Tomato Sandwich. At our popular Fall Heirloom Plant Sale, we will be selling old-fashioned and pass-along plants (many in bloom), herbs, vegetable plants, and annual flowers that do well in our area and are perfect for the fall and winter months.
Directions: From the east, head west on I-10. Take the exit toward Capital Circle NE. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for US-319/Capital Circle NE/Thomasville. Turn left onto Capital Circle NE. Go 2.6 miles. Turn right onto Miccosukee Rd. Go 1.9 miles. Goodwood Museum comes up on the right.
From the west, head east on I-10. Take exit 199 for US-27 toward Havana/Tallahassee/State Capitol. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Tallahassee. Turn right onto US 27 S/N Monroe St. Go 2.5 miles, turn left onto E 6th Ave. Go 1.1 miles. Turn right onto Centerville Rd. Take the first left onto Miccosukee Rd, go about .3 miles. Goodwood Museum comes up on the left.
Grassroots School Gardens
Sunday, October 20, 10 am-4 pm
Tours: When folks gather
At the Grassroots School students have pursued their own educational directions in a supportive and nurturing environment since 1972. Building on a child¹s innate inquisitiveness, children are encouraged to develop their creativity, critical thinking and natural love of learning, as well as their sense of responsibility to other individuals and to the larger community. There are no grades or grade levels here, no testing or compulsory attendance for any class or project, although adult assistance with traditional subjects is routinely available.
Given this unusual freedom to pursue their own goals, children prove to be particularly enthusiastic about the outdoors. At Grassroots, there are four acres of woods, fruit trees, fields and a large vegetable garden to explore.Plots are available for individual and group growing projects. Cooking and eating school-grown produce are favorite activities, as is the selling of our surplus. We look forward to sharing this bounty with you.
Garden projects and activities for children will be offered all day long. Bedding plants will be available for purchase.
Directions: In Tallahassee, Grassroots Way is a left (north) turn off Old St Augustine Rd approximately 2.75 miles from Capital Circle.
Sunday, October 20, 10 am-4 pm
Tours: As needed
We are a small family owned and operated farm growing five acres of USDA certified organic u-pick blueberries. We also have a vegetable and flower garden and an organic two-level greenhouse to visit. At Green Meadows Farm we try to live in harmony with the land. We conserve both water and soil. We 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, providing water, food and habitat. The National Wildlife Federation recently recognized Green Meadows Farm as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. We will share information about organics and our farm.
On Saturday, local blueberry plant growers Ed and Liz Coon will be here to share information on growing your own blueberries. They will have plants for sale. Tasty homemade blueberry treats and our recently published cookbook, Blueberries and More! Recipes from Green Meadows Farm, will be available for sale. You may add your name to our Blueberry Lovers email list for information about harvesting the 2014 crop. See you at the farm!
Directions: From Tallahassee, take US-90 (Mahan Dr) east. Continue east 18 miles from US-90/I-10 Exit. Turn right on South Main Avenue. Go 2 blocks. Turn left on E. Bluebird Rd. Farm sign and driveway at top of the hill on the left. Follow signs to parking area.
Saturday, October 19, 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 spring and fall retail sales are held at Tupelo¹s Bakery & Café and Wag the Dog Thrift Store in Monticello, Florida. We maintain an e-mail list for customers who wish to be notified of sale days/times and plant availability. Certified organic vegetable transplants and potted herbs will be for sale.
Directions: From Tallahassee, follow US-90 E into Monticello city limits. Just before you get to the center of town you¹ll see Tupelo¹s Bakery and Café located on your left at 220 West Washington St. (US-90). There is parking behind the building and you can turn left prior to the light, or at the light to get to that parking area.
Planting 101: Seeds and Starts, 1 pm
iGrow "Whatever You Like" is a Frenchtown-based youth empowerment and urban ag program of the Tallahassee Food Network, which runs the Dunn Street Youth Farm, grows good food for the community, provides meaningful employment to young people, and works to grow community-based food systems. The iGrow Youth Farm was installed in 2012 after members of the Frenchtown Revitalization Council YELDA (Youth Empowerment Leadership Development Academy) shared their dream to start a farm in their neighborhood. Today, the farm remains run largely by youth. On the farm you will see 2,000 square feet under cultivation, including raised beds, in-ground beds, fruit trees, berry bushes, a large composting system, and a community gathering space under an ancient pecan tree. In its first year, iGrow harvested 1,700 pounds of food, gave away over 100 pounds to neighbors and food ministries in Frenchtown¹s "D-Block," had volunteers give 2,700 hours of their time, and conducted workshops on urban agriculture with over 250 youth. Come see how the food movement is growing in the lives of youth in our community.
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 Ferrell¹s Restaurant) on Dunn St. The farm will be on your right.
The tour will be of the whole farm operation: horses, chicken coops, eight-stall barn, the care and feeding of the animals, the green house and our compost operation. The tour will take guests though the entire process from compost to harvest. Available for sale will be fresh vegetables, baked goods and eggs.
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 Storm Rd and turn right. Farm is on the left about 0.3 miles down the road. You will see the signs. Welcome!
Sunday, October 20, 9 am-5 pm
We are a small family run farm growing fruit trees, herb and vegetable plants. We specialize in heirloom and unusual varieties. Wander through over eight acres of fruit orchards, gardens, retail displays and growing fields. Self guided tours available all day.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take 319 S/Crawfordville Hwy, go 22 miles. Turns left on US-98 E/Coastal Hwy, go 1 mile. Turn right after the Just Fruits and Exotics sign onto St. Frances St. Go 50 feet, turn right at entrance into the parking lot.
Hayrides: 10 am and 1 pm
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, beef raised completely on grass, and natural wood charcoal and biochar. We also partner with Cornerstone Learning Community, serving as an outdoor classroom for their students in Pre-K through eighth grade.
You will see: Devon cattle for our grass-fed beef operation; pastured chickens; market garden grown in raised bed and in soils amended with biochar and compost; Tennessee Walking horses; 400 acres of pine forest, pastures, and wildlife plots; 16KW grid tied solar power system; Adam-retort style biochar kiln and a biodiesel processing system.
Directions: From Tallahassee, travel north on N Monroe for 8.5 miles. Take a right on Old Bainbridge Rd just past Lake Jackson. Follow Old Bainbridge for 4.5 miles. Take a right onto CR-157/Concord Rd, follow for 1 mile. Turn right onto clay driveway/road and follow signs. Note: Google maps will get you close but not completely accurate.
Monticello Vineyards & Winery/Ladybird Organics
Sunday, October 20, 10 am-4 pm
Monticello Vineyards & Winery is a small Florida farm winery located on the 50-acre farm of Ladybird Organics. Situated in the Red Hills bioregion 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 with a guide explaining the various aspects of this unique, integrated organic operation will be offered every hour.
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 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 versions. Monticello Vineyards & Winery invites and welcomes visitors to our farm and winery for tastings of our wines and to purchase a bottle, or case, to prolong the pleasure long after returning home.
Farm products for sale: Wine, wine vinegars, in-season fresh fruits, grape vines, ornamental and flowering nursery plants and trees, worm castings that qualify for USDA organic operations, composting worms, worm bedding, organic potting soil. Note: all nursery stock is propagated organically onsite and certified by Florida Department of Agriculture Division of Plant Industry.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take Apalachee Pkwy south (about 18 miles) to Waukeenah, then turn left on CR-259/Waukeenah Hwy and go about 8 miles. The farm is on the right at 1211 Waukeenah Hwy. Signs for Ladybird Organics and Monticello Vineyards & Winery are at the gate entering the farm.
Contact: Billy Tyler
Address: 28367 NE SR 69, Grand Ridge, FL 32442
Tours: 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am
Four years ago Ocheesee Creamery decided to process their own milk on their farm. They do it the old fashioned way‹pasteurized but not homogenized‹resulting in a whole milk with cream on the top. Ocheesee is also one of the few dairies that sell their milk in glass bottles. Did you know milk tastes better in glass, it is better for the environment and it¹s nostalgic? Ocheesee also produces fresh farm butter. You will be able to purchase whole milk, chocolate milk, butter, cream, drinkable yogurt, ice cream, cheese and jams on your visit. Oh so delicious!
When you visit you will see where we milk 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 down 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 20, 2 pm-5 pm
Orchard Pond Organics is a USDA Certified Organic family-owned farm located in the Red Hills region of Leon County, Florida. We produce certified organic vegetables, 100 percent grass-fed beef, honey, and fresh pesto made in our on-farm certified kitchen. Our products are available through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, at farmers¹ markets, restaurants, and grocery stores in the Tallahassee area including New Leaf Market. We have CSA pickups Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the farm, Mondays at George and Louie¹s Restaurant in Thomasville, Wednesdays at the Lake Ella Growers¹ Market, and Saturdays at the Tallahassee Farmers¹ Market at Market Square.
Our goal is to produce healthy organic food using methods that improve the land for future generations. Come see our farm and learn about sustainable farming methods. Feel free to bring a sack lunch and enjoy a picnic under the trees. Our grass-fed beef, seasonal organic produce, tupelo and wildflower honey, and fresh pesto will be available for purchase.
Meridian Community Gardens is an extension of Orchard Pond Organics. Here, families or individuals are able to lease a 30¹ x 50¹ plot, adjacent to our organic fields, to create their own organic garden. An annual tillage and a hose bib are provided for each individual plot.
Directions: From Tallahassee, head north on Meridian Rd, turn left onto Cedar Hill Rd after you pass Ox Bottom Rd and the Summerbrooke entrance. The Orchard Pond Organics driveway will be on your right in less than 0.1 of a mile.
O’Toole’s Herb Farm
Tours: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm
O¹Toole¹s Herb Farm is a Certified Organic nursery growing heirloom vegetables and herbs. Through organic farming methods, O¹Toole¹s practices stewardship of the land and has created a peaceful, healing atmosphere for all to enjoy.
O¹Toole¹s Herb Farm is located in beautiful Madison, Florida. The farm opened for business in 1990, but the land has been in B¹s family since 1840. Originally selling fresh cut herbs, shiitake mushrooms, as well as wholesale and retail plants, O¹Toole¹s 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 Moses¹ 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 Jim O¹Toole. The labyrinth brings peace and harmony to all who walk its healing path.
Directions: Take I-10 east 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-591 (NE Rocky Ford Rd). Go about 0.3 mile and sign to farm will be on the left.
Tours: Hourly at the top of the hour
The Ragged Glory Farm is a one-acre diverse vegetable and herb farm in its fourth year of production. We grow a wide variety of vegetables utilizing proven permaculture methods through the implementation of biointensive and biodynamic techniques. Our farm has been Certified Naturally Grown for four years, has an expanding non-committal CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and also sells through the Red Hills Online Market (www.rhomarket.com) and the Havana Growers¹ Market (www.facebook.com/HavanaGrowersMarket). The majority of our production is targeted towards heirloom varieties, with a keen interest in cultivating Gulf Coast vegetables and the preservation of that seed.
Through the use of three unheated high tunnels and a 200-square-foot climate controlled greenhouse, we extend the growing season of a number of our seasonally fresh produce. Our farming methods include compost applications, organic approved soil amendments, soil-building cover crops, established crop rotation techniques and a healthy dose of hand weeding!
Directions: From Tallahassee, head north on S Monroe St/ US-27 to Havana. Turn left onto FL-12 W (Capital City Bank on corner) and continue for 2.6 miles. Turn right onto Riverview Rd. After 0.9 mile turn left onto Hawkridge Dr (single paved lane) to top of hill; where pavement stops and you see a large blue mailbox, park on roadside; entrance gate is open and on the right.
Tours: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm
Red Hills Grazers arrived this year at Dancing Leaf Farms in Monticello, Florida. Sheep, chickens and guard dogs in tow, Farmer Sow and Sow, aka Alan, drove the egg mobile past the Opera House and Tupelo¹s Bakery to alight at its new home. This follows a two-year apprenticeship at Full Circle Farms in Live Oak, Florida where the vision and goal is to create the most nutrient-dense foods with farming practices that heal the land, the animals and the people that share in its abundance. Our farm has been founded on the teachings of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Many of the foods we offer also align with the GAPS, Paleo and Primal Blueprint Diets. Other mentors have been Mark Shepard with Restoration Agriculture, Elaine Ingham and her work with soil and the holistic management practices of the Savory Institute.
On our new 43-acre site we are raising broiler chickens, 200 heritage breed egg layers, free ranged and rotationally grazed along with 80 St. Croix hair sheep, a parasite resistant, well-adapted breed for our locale, all under the watchful care of our Pyrenees-Border Collie mix dogs. It is our goal to also have a milk cow and goats to join our collective efforts. We will share what we have learned along the way. We are a work in progress and invite others to come and progress with us. We farm on a beautiful sylvo-pastured land in an old pecan grove from which a spring and creek emanate. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. We will have for sale raw milk, fresh eggs and naturally fermented cultured foods and drinks. Per Florida State Law, applicable products are labeled and sold as animal food or animal food ingredient only, not for human consumption. We also continue to service Tallahassee with conscientiously raised farm products from Full Circle Farms. Looking forward to becoming one of your local farmers.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take Hwy-90 east. About 2 miles before Monticello, turn right onto Old Lloyd Hwy. Go about 1 mile and turn right onto South Main Ave. We are the second driveway on the right.
From Tallahassee, take Hwy-27 south, take left onto Chaires Cross Rd. Take right at railroad tracks through Capitola and Lloyd to South Main Ave. Turn left, take second driveway on right.
Simulated Milking Cow, 4 pm Saturday and Sunday
Rocky Comfort Farms is a 230-acre farm located in Gadsden County, Florida. We are a seasonal agritourism farm offering hayrides, playground, corn bin, millet maze, mower train rides, giant slide, donkeys, cows, peacocks, a gift shop, picnic tables under the shade trees for lunching and much, much more. Choose your very own homegrown pumpkin from our pumpkin patch.
Learn about the life cycle of pumpkins, gourds and honey at 2 pm or practice milking a cow with our simulated milking cow at 4 pm. Quality time spent with your family at low cost! Wonderful photo opportunities. So come out and sit a spell. Your visit will be one to remember, we guarantee it.
Directions: From Tallahassee, travel west (towards Quincy) on I-10, take exit 181 onto Hwy 267 S/Pat Thomas Pkwy. Go south for 3.5 miles. We are on the left. Look for the giant red rocking chair.
Workshop: Rotational Chicken Grazing and Cover Cropping, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm
Salvation Army Garden is a not-for-profit educational urban farm operated by the Tallahassee Sustainability Group, a Florida State Student Organization. The farm is located next to the Salvation Army Thrift Store and is composed of a market garden and a community garden and is home to chickens. Student farm hands and volunteers demonstrate a variety of small farm and market garden techniques and cropping systems without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. Our produce is sold locally at Bread and Roses Food Cooperative and farmers¹ markets. Come by for a visit on our popular Saturday work days! Vegetable soup and cornbread will be available for sale.
Directions: In Tallahassee, from Lake Elberta/Lake Bradford Rd/Doak Cambell Stadium, take Jackson Bluff Rd west for about 1 mile. Turn left onto the Salvation Army Garden.
Due to a family health emergency, SB Farms will not be open for the Farm Tour. We apologize for the inconvenience. 10/14/13
Tours: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm
Visit a working dairy goat farm with Nubians, Saanens, Alpines, Toggenburgs and LaManchas. Tour the farm on a haywagon pulled by a real John Deere tractor, meet the farmers, meet the goats, meet the chickens, cuddle with the kids, see the dairy and learn about milking and processing the milk, making cheese, yogurt and soap.
We started the farm with the intent to become more sustainable and to have access to local foods that are not laced with antibiotics or hormones. As we grew, we realized that other people shared our desire and so we started sharing our food. We operate our farm with the help of WWOOF, interns through the WorldWide Opportunities on Organic Farms, who we teach how to operate their own farm some day. You will also be able to meet some of our farm friends, other sustainable farmers and artists who have been invited to share our farm day with us.
Products for sale include: raw goat milk, goat milk yogurt, goat cheese (chevre, fromage, feta), goat yogurt ranch dressing, goat milk soap. All products are labeled and sold as animal food/animal food ingredient only, not for human consumption per Florida State Law.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take I-10 towards Lake City. Take exit 251 for FL-14 E. Turn left onto FL-14 E. Turn right to stay on FL-14 E. Continue onto S Range St through downtown. Turn right onto Base St/90. Take the third left onto Duval St (NE corner CVS). Turn right onto FL-145N/Livingston St. Continue to follow FL-145 N. Turn right onto CR-254/NE Dusty Miller Ave. Continue to follow NE Dusty Miller Ave. Continue onto CR-255. Turn left onto NE English Ivy Trail. Small dirt road‹blue street sign just before a house with a pond and two fake deer in front yard. 438 NE English Ivy Trail, Pinetta, FL 32350. At the end of the road, turn left and make immediate right into driveway with single red gate. Please follow the driveway around to the designated parking area and greeting tent.
Tours: 9:30 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm
Southern Craft Creamery is a family owned and operated creamery providing handcrafted ice cream featuring milk from our dairy, Cindale Farms, and unique, local ingredients. We will offer tours of our farm to explain how we milk and care for our cows, a display showcasing our ice cream-making process and free ice cream samples. Our farm tours will be scheduled, but please drop by anytime between 9:30 am3:30 pm to learn about handcrafted ice cream and sample some of our offerings. Ice cream will be for sale by the scoop and pint.
Directions: From Tallahassee, travel west on I-10 for 56 miles. Take exit 142 toward Marianna. Merge onto FL-71 N, travel for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto FL-10 W/FL-71 N/US-90 W (travel 1.6 mi). Turn right onto FL-71 N (travel 3.5 mi). Turn left onto FL-166 S/Caverns Rd (travel 2.1 mi). Turn right onto CR-167/Old US Rd (travel 2.1 mi). Destination will be on the right (Cindale Farms sign by the drive). Please follow the signs up the drive to the barn.
Tips for Orchid Gardening in Greenhouses, 11 am and 2 pm
Have you dreamed of strolling through a French Country Flea Market picking through a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind finds? Do you wish to fill your home with the delights that you see in the pages of your favorite flea market, garden or cottage inspired magazines?
The 2nd Annual "French Country Flea Market," celebrating the two-year anniversary of Sweet South Cottage and Farms, will be held Saturday, October 19, 2013 and will feature numerous vendors showcasing antique and vintage curiosities, hand-painted furniture, vintage feed and flour sacks, architectural salvage, vintage farm equipment, up-cycled treasures, hand-made jewelry, local art, children¹s clothing and accessories, orchids and other plants and mouth-watering delights.
With an increased emphasis on agritourism, brand new this year is our Sweet South Swanky Chicken Coop (which has a chandelier and furniture) featuring over forty unusual chicken breeds. Also added this year, and not to be missed, is our butterfly greenhouse where you will see the entire butterfly life cycle.
Directions: From Tallahassee, travel east on US-90/Mahan Dr toward Monticello. Pass I-10. Travel 6.8 miles past I-10 and turn left on Hwy-59 (Veterans Memorial Rd) This section of Hwy-59 is in Leon County, not Jefferson County. Travel 2.3 miles on Hwy-59 and Sweet South Cottage and Farms is located on the right in front of a large Victorian house in the background.
From Capital Circle Southeast: Travel east on Centerville Road until the road
becomes Moccasin Gap Road. Travel into the township of Miccosukee and turn right at the flashing yellow light. Sweet South Cottage and Farms is 2.9 miles on the left in front of a large Victorian house in the background.
From Thomasville, GA: Travel south on Highway 59 towards Leon County, Florida. You will pass through the town of Metcalf, GA. You will also pass through the township of Miccosukee, FL. Sweet South Cottage is 2.9 miles on the left, past the flashing red light in Miccosukee. The store is located in front of a large Victorian house in the background.
From Monticello, FL: Travel west on Highway 90 towards Tallahassee. Turn right on Highway 59 (Veterans Memorial Road) This section of Highway 59 is in Leon County, not Jefferson County. Travel 2.3 miles on Highway 59 and Sweet South Cottage is located on the right in front of a large Victorian house in the background.
There is another section of Highway 59 located in Jefferson County. There is an exit from I-10 onto to this section of road. However we are located about 5 minutes away on a different section of Highway 59. If you mistakenly get off at this exit, travel North on the Jefferson County section of Highway 59 until you reach Highway 90. Then take a left and travel towards Tallahassee. Turn right onto Highway 59 (Veterans Memorial Road) in Leon County. Travel 2.3 miles on Highway 59 and Sweet South Cottage is located on the right in front of a large Victorian house in the background.
Sunday, October 20, 10 am-3 pm
Urban farms? Check. Lady farmers? Check. Bicycle delivery? Check. These are the coolest things about Ten-Speed Greens Urban Farm. We are Claire Mitchell and Danielle Krasniqi, and we started work on an abandoned community garden in the Levy Park neighborhood in fall 2012. What was then a mess of overgrown weeds is now an intensively cultivated quarter-acre farm. When you check out Ten-Speed Greens, you¹ll see the methods we use to grow a whole lot of food in a little space, and our bicycle trailers which we use to deliver produce. We¹ll also have lots of produce for sale, including our loose leaf salad mix, which is our specialty. Best of all, you¹ll get a chance to meet the lady farmers, and we¹ll be sure to take you on a farm tour. We look forward to seeing you!
Directions: In Tallahassee, traveling north on Monroe St, take a left onto 7th Ave (at the Senior Center). Continue for 3 blocks. Turn left on Martin Luther King Blvd, then right on W 6th Ave. Farm will be on your right.
Turkey Hill Farm
Tours: Throughout the afternoon
Turkey Hill Farm is 89 acres of diverse ecosystems in eastern Leon County. On the 20-acre hill we grow vegetables, fruits and shiitake mushrooms for sale at local markets, to select restaurants, and online through the Red Hills Online Market (www.rhomarket.com). We farm in the open fields, as well as in the high shade of planted pines. The selective use of these microclimates and two unheated high tunnels allows us to grow almost year-round. There is a small citrus grove of oranges, satsumas, grapefruit and pomelos, a fig orchard, Japanese persimmons, pears, blueberries and muscadines. Elephant garlic, shallots, sweet potatoes, winter squash, lettuces, arugula, winter greens and shiitake mushrooms are all staples through the winter months. We have a small flock of American Buff Geese, a breed whose survival is characterized as critical by the American Livestock Conservancy. The flock has doubled in number and lives freely and forages for most of their food.
Turkey Hill Farm is Certified Naturally Grown and uses absolutely NO synthetic chemical fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides or fungicides. We build healthy soil with compost and cover crops. Farmer Herman has an extensive composting program as the basis of our farm fertility.
Farmer Herman Holley and Miss Louise Divine welcome you to the farm tours. Our market will be set up with produce and plants for sale. A vegetarian lunch of soup and salad will also be available for purchase.
Directions: From Tallahassee, go east on US-90/Tennessee St/Mahan Dr/ toward Monticello. After the I-10 overpass, go 5 miles to Baum Rd (you will cross Black Creek and pass Border to Border Nursery). Turn left on Baum Rd, and go about 0.25 mile. The farm is on the left; look for signs.
Twin Oaks Farm
Tours: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm
Workshops (Ongoing): An in-depth look at certain aspects of our farm, like backyard and organic beekeeping, learn about our Gulf Coast sheep, why we have donkeys on the farm, and take a look at our worm bins. We will also have activities for children. Visit our website for details.
Twin Oaks Farm is a 94-acre Certified Organic farm, located in Holmes County, Florida, started five years ago. We raise chickens and ducks for egg and meat production, which are fed a certified organic mix of grains without soy. They roam freely on pasture all day long. Grass, bugs and sunshine are part of their diet.
We also raise a herd of registered Gulf Coast sheep. Learn about this incredible breed developed through natural selection under semitropical range conditions that is now on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy endangered list. This year, for the first time we will be offering lamb meat for sale from lambs born on the farm and 100 percent grass fed.
During your visit you will have an in-depth look into our backyard organic beekeeping: how we choose to raise smaller size bees on smaller hives and how they thrive in a no spray, all organic environment.
See the worm bins, pasture-raised rabbits, stroll through our garden or just sit and relax under the tree for some of our delicious food from our "Oak Tree Café."
At the farm we produce a line of preserves and other canned goods with organic and/or local ingredients only. All of our products and lunch will be available for purchase the day of the tour. Please visit our website for more information.
Take I-10 to exit 112 (Bonifay), Go north on SR-79 for 7.5 miles (little bridge with kid¹s playground on the left at the corner of Creek Road), turn left onto Creek Rd, 3207 is the first concrete driveway on your right. Please follow parking directions.
Tyre Road Citrus Orchard & Gardens
Yes, you can grow multiple varieties of citrus here in North Florida! During your visit with us you will see over 20 varieties of citrus grown under the filtered light of oaks and pines. Please note: if you have been here before there has been an address change from 561 Tyre Road, to 651 Tyre Road. It¹s easier than you think. Come, enjoy and learn how we have learned to grow citrus in our North Florida climate.
Directions: From Tallahassee: From I-10 in Tallahassee to Tyre Road Orchard and Gardens your trip will be approximately 9.5 miles. Go north on Monroe St (Hwy 27). You will pass Lake Jackson and continue north through the Capital Circle/Old Bainbridge intersection. You will pass over Ochlockonee River Bridge and into Gadsden County. Start looking for the Havana Christmas Tree Farm which will be on your left. The very next right-hand turn lane is Rich Bay Rd. Turn right. The very next left is Tyre Road and is paved. Turn left. Address is on the mailbox, look for Farm Tour signs.
Sunday, October 20, 8 am-5 pm
This farm was started in 2007. We received the Innovative Agriculture award for Wakulla County from UF IFAS and Farm Credit in 2012 for our method of installation. The design minimizes use of water and chemicals with weed barrier covering drip line under the plants. The lack of thorns and trellising make picking easy. There are 780 thornless blackberry plants of two varieities. You may also see chickens, turkeys and miniature donkeys.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take Hwy-319/FL-61 S. Slight left onto FL-61 S/Wakulla Springs Rd about 3 miles past Capital Circle. Farm is 4 miles on the left, 0.5 mile south of the Leon/Wakulla line.
Tours: As needed
We are a USDA Certified Organic farm. We grow over 35 different produce items. We teach the public about the importance of working with nature, then nature will provide. At our farm, biodiversity is the key to successful organic gardening. Learn more about this important topic at the workshops. Fresh produce will be for sale, please call for details.
We are asking for a small donation of $8.00/person (18 +) to cover our expenses for the day. Reservations are required; please call or email two weeks in advance.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take I-10 to Chipley exit. Go in town, turn right at McDonald¹s/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.