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Participating Farms October 25 & 26, 2014

America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend (Lott's Community Garden)

Contact: David Cox
Address: 39 Lott’s Road
Monticello, FL 32324
Phone: 850-562-3033, 850-590-0269
E-mail: dcox@fightinghunger.org
Website: www.fightinghunger.org
www.lottscommunitygardens.com

Saturday, October 25, 8 am-2 pm

The farm is a growing/education area for America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend (ASHBB) to fight hunger in the Big Bend. Edwin Lott allows us to grow a rotation of produce not always available through our regular sources on 2.5 acres of land. This enables us to quickly get the freshest, healthiest food into the hands of our neighbors struggling with food insecurity. Volunteers will often pick produce on a Saturday morning, our partner agencies will meet us at the farm midday to pick up the produce and will have the food in the hands of those in need by the end of the day. The farm is funded by donations and staffed by volunteers. Recently ASHBB hosted farm visits from area schools. Students are getting first-hand experience of where food comes from and what it takes to produce. More volunteers are always welcome to participate in this very enjoyable and rewarding experience of growing food to help fight hunger.

Directions: From Tallahassee, take Hwy 27 for 11 miles from the Apalachee Parkway/Capital Circle intersection. Before the flashing light for Hwy 59, turn right on St Augustine Rd. The road will bend to the left. The farm is on the corner of St Augustine and Lott’s Rd.

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Aunt Louise's Farm

Contact: Louise Jones
Address: 8101 Waukeenah Highway
Monticello, FL 32344
Phone: 850-251-7708, 850-997-1660
E-mail: louise@the7joneses.com
Website: www.auntlouisesfarm.com

Saturday, October 25, 10 am-6 pm
Sunday, October 26, 1 pm-6 pm

Aunt Louise’s Farm is located in Jefferson County, more specifically Waukeenah, Florida. The whole family is needed for the farm chores. Sam (13) is in charge of raising our rabbits. Nathan (17) 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 it with you.

This year we have added turkeys, ducks, peafowl, and an awesome four-horned ram. We have also started milking a Nubian goat—we have fresh milk every day!

We are happy to be hosting THE MAZE, a three-acre corn maze of fun to get lost in. Tickets are $5 per person for the maze. We will also have free things to do: animals to pet, a corn pit to play in, a tractor train ride and a hayride through the pecan grove. We will have concessions for sale: hot dogs, snow cones, corn bread waffles and drinks. Additionally, we will have homemade jams, jellies, soaps, pound cake in a jar, as well as pecans (hopefully) and pumpkins. You may also buy snacks 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.

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Blue Ridge Farm Hydroponics

Contact: Wayne and Charlotte Hawthorne
Address: 804 Frank Smith Road
Quincy, FL 32352
Phone: 850-662-9056, 850-544-0714
E-mail: brfhydroponic@gmail.com

Saturday, October 25, 9 am-3 pm
Sunday, October 26, 10 am-4 pm
Tours: Saturday, 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm; Sunday, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 2 pm

Charlotte and I established our farm in 2000 and have been providing our farm-fresh produce to New Leaf Market Co-op, Red Hills Online Market, local farmers’ markets and restaurants since 2001. No pesticides or herbicides are used in our greenhouse environment. We utilize O.M.R.I. certified “OceanSolution” that gives the full mineral spectrum to our plants. Our chestnuts, Fuyu persimmons, peaches and olive trees are all naturally grown. Bring your family and enjoy the greenhouse tours along with the chestnut and fruit tree orchard. Don’t forget to bring your cooler so you can take home and enjoy the bounty of our farm. Fresh salad greens, fresh and roasted chestnuts, fresh Fuyu persimmons pies and jams, pears, lemons and fresh-picked olives will be for sale along with fresh greenhouse salad with Blue Ridge Farm house dressings and Fuyu pie.

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 your 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.

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Cherokee Creek Farm

Certified Naturally Grown
Contact: Wayne and Alicia Conger
Address: 350 NW Catfish Way
Madison, FL 32340
Phone: 850-228-5042, 850-228-5070

Website: www.cherokeecreekfarms.com

Saturday, October 25, 9 am-4 pm
Workshop: Broadforking Demonstration, 10 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 micro-organisms 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.

Cherokee Creek Farm is 100 acres of hardwoods, longleaf pines, ponds and open pasture land. Seasonal produce from the farm will be for sale.

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.

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Clear Lake Farm

Contact: Christine Fair
Address: 15824 N US 19
Lamont, FL 32336
Phone: 850-251-5492, 850-997-3838
E-mail: christinefair4@gmail.com
Website: www.clearlakefarm.com

Saturday, October 25, 10 am-5 pm
Sunday, October 26, 10 am-5 pm
Tours: Ongoing

Clear Lake Farm of Lamont, Florida, 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 are browsers and ours have been busy clearing the woodlands. Maremma and Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dogs live with the goats and protect the farm from predators. 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 are all born and raised on the farm. Order your own free-range turkey for this year’s holiday meal. There is nothing quite like the taste of a pasture-fed bird. 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, pasture poultry broilers, free-range pork and free-range chicken 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 (the water is high this year!).

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.

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Deep Roots Meat, LLC

Contact: Troy and Tracey Platt
Address: 11061 W US 90
Greenville, FL 32331
Phone: 850-948-6202, 850-779-6001 (cell), 321-480-9077 (cell)
E-mail: deeprootsmeat@yahoo.com
Website: www.deeprootsmeat.com

Saturday, October 25, 9 am-5 pm
Sunday, October 26, 11 am-5 pm
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-grassfed (forage) 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 “patty” sausage and free-range chicken eggs.  

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 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.

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Dickerson Farms

Contact: William Dickerson
Address: 12 Hayfield Spur
Monticello, FL 32344
Phone: 850-363-8981
E-mail: apalnative@aol.com
Website: www.dickersonlandscaping.com

Saturday, October 25, 9 am-6 pm
Sunday, October 26, 9 am-4 pm
Tours: Saturday, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm;
Sunday, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm

Dickerson Farms is 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 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.

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Dyed 'N Wool Homestead

Contact: Alice Cappa
Address: 291 Green Meadows Drive
Monticello, FL 32344
Phone: 850-997-5505
Email: acappa@alicecappa.com
Website: www.alicecappa.com/Schools/DyedNwool.html

Saturday, October 25, 10 am-5 pm
Tours: Ongoing
Workshops: Fiber Process with Loom and Spinning Wheel, ongoing.
Natural Dye Baths, using indigenous dye plants and handspun wools, ongoing.

My “farmette” is a small, diversified homestead including woods, fruit trees, garden, herbal/dye plants and pasture. I raise a small family of mixed-breed sheep—Shetland, Florida Native, Suffolk—for their hardiness and luscious, long-fibered, soft, white wool. For 30 years I’ve worked to integrate the garden and animals. There will be ongoing demonstrations of the fiber process with loom and spinning wheel. Natural dye baths will be on the fire all day using indigenous dye plants and handspun wool.

I offer fiberart activities for kids and adults. Dyed ’N Wool arts provides 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 sheep’s “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 ’N Wool offers birthday parties, art parties, or camp and class field trips. Adult weaving or papermaking workshops are offered periodically.

Directions: From Tallahassee, take Hwy 90/Mahan Dr east about 18 miles to S Main Ave (from bridge at Miccosukee Lake, count 3 mi.) 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. Do not rely on GPS.

From the Monticello Courthouse, go west 3 miles on Hwy 90. Watch for left-turn road sign before S Main Ave. Turn left on S Main. As above, 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. DO NOT rely on GPS.

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Five Acre Farm

Certified Naturally Grown
 
Contact: Sandy Valladares
Address: 623 NE Kennedy Terrace
Madison, FL 32340
Phone: 850-973-4696
E-mail: Sandyvkeywest@live.com

Saturday, October 25, 8 am-2 pm
Sunday, October 26, 11 am-5 pm
Tours: Saturday, 9:15 am, 1:15 pm; Sunday, 1:15 pm, 3:15 pm

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 and Nut Grass Boar goats and see how rotational “pasture” areas can support holistically-raised goats. We spore shiitake mushrooms on hardwood logs every February for fruiting in October. See how you, too, can build a 30-foot mushroom cave. Spored logs will also be available for purchase. We sell an assortment of goods from the farm at farmers markets. Our wonderfully scented potpourri from our dried herbs and flowers is a favorite! There is always something new at the farm, most recently a 40-foot shade house chock full of plants and 250 feet of elderberry canes for future jellies and wine making. Come and learn about the irrigation water-conserving methods we use for our fruit trees and vegetables. We hope to inspire you to be as self-sufficient as you desire. Come ask questions. Bring a clipping of something you’ve got growing and always wanted to know what it was; we’ll see if we can help ID your plant. Fresh shiitake mushrooms, spored mushroom logs, annuals, perennials, fall veggie starts, potpourri, seeds and scarecrows will be for sale.

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. Five Acre Farm is on the corner of Kennedy Ter and Ford. Take the left on Ford to come into the side gate; park along Ford.

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Full Earth Farm

Certified Naturally Grown
    
Contact: Katie Harris and Aaron Suko
Address: 1050 Solomon Dairy Road
Quincy, FL 32352
Phone: 850-567-1493
E-mail: fullearthfarm@gmail.com
Website: www.fullearthfarm.com

Saturday, October 25, 9 am-3 pm
Tours: Guided tours on the hour, every hour; self-guided tours all day.
Workshop: Seasonal Vegetable Lacto-fermentation Pickling, 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm. Each will last about 15-20 minutes. This demo is free! Samples and recipes provided.

Full Earth Farm, established in 2009, is a small, diversified, vegetable farm in Quincy, FL. We have been Certified Naturally Grown (a non-government organic certification) since 2010 and grow a wide selection of vegetables throughout the year. We make our own compost on farm, rotate our crops, use a spader for initial tillage and grow a variety of cover crops to maintain healthy soil. No synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers are used here. We sell our produce through the Red Hills Online Market (www.rhomarket.com), at Market Square on Saturday mornings, 8 am-Noon, through our CSA, and to area restaurants.

Farm tour visitors will see our fall garden loaded with greens, salad items, carrots, beets, radishes and more, and will have the opportunity to visit our compost operation and to purchase produce from the farm. Aaron will be doing demonstrations at 10 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm, on how to make lacto-fermented, pickled seasonal vegetables. We will have Full Earth Farm t-shirts for sale (made from a blend of organic cotton and bamboo) and tote bags, too. Marc Ventry will be joining us with his beautiful cutting boards and beeswax products for sale. Check him out at www.southernrestorationfurniture.com and www.nunyabeeswax.net.

Directions: From Tallahassee, take I-10 W to exit 181. Take a right off of ramp onto Hwy 267. Follow this road through two lights then zigzag over train tracks and continue straight through one more light (at King St). The farm is located about 2 miles past the light on the right-hand side just past Luten Rd and before the Quincy golf course. (Do not use mapquest.com to find us, it will lead you astray. Use Google Maps.)

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Full Moon Farm & Apiary at Tupelo’s Bakery & Café

Contact: Rebecca Hogg
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
E-mail: honeymoon@earthlink.net
Website: www.fullmoonhoney.com

Saturday, October 25, 9 am-5 pm
Workshops: Candle Rolling, hourly
Introduction to Beekeeping: 9:30 am-11 am and 1 pm-2:30 pm. Learn what it takes to get started in beekeeping including equipment, time requirements, where to get your bees and what to expect your first year.
Honey Tasting, throughout the day
Observation Hive

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.

Students ages 14-16, enter our 3rd Annual Essay Contest, “Why Honeybees Are Essential to Agriculture.” The winner will be announced October 25 during the Farm Tour. Entry information can be found on our website www.fullmoonhoney.com. The winner will receive all the necessary equipment to get started in beekeeping (including the bees) and our mentoring program.

Directions: From Tallahassee, follow US-90 E into Monticello city limits. Tupelo’s Bakery & Cafe is located on your left at 220 West Washington St (US-90). Parking behind the building.

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Golden Acres Ranch, LLC

Contact: Bobbie Golden
Address: 704 Barnes Road
Monticello, FL 32344
Phone: 850-997-6599, 850-508-2607
E-mail: bobbie.golden@gmail.com
Website: www.goldenacresranchflorida.com

Saturday, October 25, 9:30 am-5 pm

Golden Acres Ranch is located in northern Jefferson County. The 68 acres consists of pastures 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 stand is 50 to 60 years old. Whether you are walking about, or are on the hayride, you will be up close to all the farm animals. There are a variety of goats: Miniature Myotonics (Tennessee Fainting Goats), Spanish, Kiko, Nubian and mixed breeds. The sheep are Katahdin (hair breed) and Florida Native (wool breed). We showcase our featherless neck breed of Turken chickens but have a variety of brown egg-laying breeds running loose on the pastures as well. Then there are the unique and useful guineas and keets earning their keep by eating the insects. No pesticides needed on this farm. The always-popular Great Pyrenees guardian dogs are around in the different pastures.

We invite other farmers and producers to join us to showcase the diversity and charm of country life. There are local woodcarvers, blacksmiths, soap makers, jewelry artists, wool products, vegetables, fruits growers, old tractors and petting places. Our country store will offer goat and lamb meat, blueberry and pindo palm jelly, honey, soap and other unique items like Mayhaw berries for sale. There is plenty of parking and we will accommodate anyone needing special assistance. We encourage our guests to wear sturdy shoes. It is a farm, you know.

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. GPS does not get you to our farm!

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Green Meadows Farm

USDA Organic, Fresh from Florida, National Wildlife Certified Wildlife Habitat


 
Contact: Delores Green
Address: 177 East Bluebird Road
Monticello, FL 32344
Phone: 850-997-4886, 850-570-0623
E-mail: annadgreen@gmail.com
Website: www.localharvest.org/greenmeadowsfarm

Saturday, October 25, 10 am-4 pm
Sunday, October 26, 10 am-4 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 have added a new building this year called The Shed, which serves as our sales office. 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, providing water, food and habitat. The National Wildlife Federation has recognized Green Meadows Farm as a Certified Wildlife Habitat.

Local blueberry plant producers 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 farm cookbook will be available for sale. You can also 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 2015 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.

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Holly Hill Farm at Tupelo's Bakery & Cafe

USDA Certified Organic

Contact: Margie Cole
Address: 220 West Washington Street
Monticello, FL 32344
Phone: Holly Hill Farm 850-509-1768
Phone: Tupelo’s Bakery 850-997-2127
E-mail: cole32344@yahoo.com

Saturday October 25, 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.

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.

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iGrow Dunn St. Youth Farm

Contact: Sundiata Ameh-El and Bakari McClendon
Address: 514 Dunn Street
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Phone: 561-502-3682, 989-992-7513
E-mail: edifymentoring@gmail.com
Website: http://igrow-whateveryoulike.weebly.com/

Saturday, October 25, 9:30 am-4 pm
Workshops: Composting*
Seed Starting*
Raised Bed Construction*
iGrow Buckets* (self-watering container garden)
Pest/Insect Management*
Community Engagement* (how to engage surrounding community members in urban areas). *Please visit iGrow website or call (561)502-3682 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. Produce, iGrow T-shirts, worm castings, raised bed kits 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.

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Johnnie’s Garden

Certified Naturally Grown


   
Contact: Randy Carey
Address: 285 Strom Road
Quincy, FL 32351
Phone: 850-566-1593
E-mail: johnniesgarden@rocketmail.com
Website: www.johnniesgarden.us

Saturday, October 25, 10 am-6 pm
Sunday, October 26, 11 am-4 pm
Tours: Ongoing

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!

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Lake Seminole Farm

USDA Certified Organic

Contact: Nancy Leiva
Address: 496 Booster Club Road
Bainbridge, GA 39819
Phone: 850-443-9810, 850-766-1938
E-mail: LakeSeminoleFarmMushrooms@gmail.com
Website: www.LakeSeminoleFarm.com

Saturday, October 25, 9 am-4 pm
Sunday, October 26, 10 am-4 pm
Tours: 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, include demonstration of how logs are inoculated to produce shiitake mushrooms.

Lake Seminole Farm is a family-owned mushroom farm located on the shores of Lake Seminole in southwest Georgia between Quincy, Florida, and Bainbridge, Georgia. We started the farm as a project to put our land to work and produce what it naturally does, edible mushrooms. The steep shoreline of Lake Seminole experiences weather conditions that favor a healthy mushroom habitat. To demonstrate our commitment to delivering natural and organically grown shiitakes we have obtained USDA Organic Certification. We grow our shiitake mushrooms naturally, free of pesticides, herbicides or additives. The spawn used to inoculate our logs are certified organic and not genetically modified and we only use trees that have not been treated with pesticides. Fresh shiitake mushrooms, shiitake powder and shiitake grow kits will be for sale.

Directions: From Tallahassee, take I-10 W towards Pensacola. Take exit 181 to Pat Thomas Pkwy/FL-267 N and travel for 3.8 miles. Cross US-90 and then jog left on Washington St. Continue north on 14th St/CR-268 for 3.1 miles. Turn right on Glory Rd (becomes Hutchinson Ferry Rd) and continue for 9.75 miles. Cross Faceville Hwy/GA-97. Turn left on Booster Club Rd, follow for 1.7 miles. Turn right at entrance to Lake Seminole Farm, 496 Booster Club Rd.

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Longview Farms

Contact: Tony Brown
Address: 1190 Concord Road
Havana, FL 32333
Phone: 850-545-5498
E-mail: longview@me.com

Saturday, October 25, 9 am-3 pm
Sunday, October 26, 9 am-3 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 beds 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 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.

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Love's Labor Farm

Contact: Bob Geiger
Address: 16933 NE Birdie Lane
Hosford, FL 32334
Phone: 850-379-8488, 850-447-2778
E-mail: loveslaborfarm@gmail.com
Website: www.loveslaborfarm.com

Saturday, October 25, 9 am-5 pm
Sunday, October 26, 1 pm-5 pm
Tours: Ongoing

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.

New to the farm in 2014 is the addition of 160 blueberry bushes that are growing beautifully along with several other fruit trees and a new cane patch. Walking tours will be available throughout the day. We will have fun activities for the kids including horseshoes, animals to visit, a nature craft, corn bin, a working, hand-pump well (always a favorite of our young visitors) and more. 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, cane syrup and free-range pork. We’ll also have sausage dogs available for a delicious breakfast or lunch.

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.

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Millstone Plantation/Millstone Institute for Preservation


    
Contact: majken peterzen
Address: 6500 Old Millstone Plantation Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Phone: 850-294-3918, 850-383-1020
E-mail: majken@freedogart.com

Saturday, October 25, 10 am-6 pm
Sunday, October 26, 10 am-6 pm

Millstone Plantation is an old, Leon County farmstead established in the mid 1800’s. At one time, Millstone grew and provided fresh organic herbs to many of Tallahassee’s restaurants. Millstone has always had livestock, particularly sheep, raised for their wool. The most recent matriarch of the family was an avid weaver and fiber arts artist. Millstone Plantation was left to the Millstone Institute for Preservation and the 100 acres of significant archeological lands along the shores of Lake McBride are now undergoing a renaissance. The gardens and lands are being returned to their native, organic state, dye gardens are being planted for dying the wool from the ever-present sheep, weaving studios are opening using some of the original homestead looms, and the farmstead is being reclaimed as is the beautiful 1860’s farmhouse. Millstone Plantation is also considered a “significant” archeological site with evidence of activities from many native tribes.

Today, Millstone Plantation is becoming a Folk School featuring the teaching and sharing of folk skills from farming to weaving to woodworks to conservation and environmental stewardship. We are opening Millstone to the public for special events to share in the excitement of re-establishing this vital farmstead. This year we will have demonstrations and workshops in weaving, woodworking, and pottery and will offer for sale homegrown/homemade foods for picnicking. We have sheep and llamas presently on the property and you may spot the family of bald eagles that nest on the property. We will also offer farm-style fun for families, such as stone skipping on the lake, horseshoes and demonstrations in “knapping” (how the native tribes created arrowheads!). Join us and welcome Millstone back!

Products made by our artisans—weaving, pottery, woodwork, artwork, sundries featuring Millstone (cards, etc.)—will be available for sale.

Directions: From Tallahassee, travel north on Thomasville Rd/US-319. Pass Kerry Forest Pkwy and the 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.

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Monticello Vineyards & Winery/Ladybird Organics

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
E-mail: clcfarm@aol.com
Website: www.monticellowinery.com, www.ladybirdorganics.com

Saturday, October 25, 11 am-5 pm
Sunday, October 26, 11 am-5 pm
Tours: Every hour

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 of this unique, integrated organic farm system 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 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, unique ornamental nursery plants and trees, flowering cotton roses, and other fruits and vegetables in season. 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) 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. 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.

Or take I-10 E from Tallahassee to Exit #225 and go north on US-19 approximately 3 miles and turn left on the Waukeenah Hwy/CR-259. Farm is 1 mile on the left.

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Myrtle Creek Farm

Contact: Rebecca and Steve Anderson
Address: 2184 Tram Road
Wacissa, FL 32361
Phone: 850-445-4986, 850-445-1965
E-mail: myrtlecreekfarm@embarqmail.com

Saturday, October 25, 9 am-3 pm
Sunday, October 26, 12 pm-6 pm
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. Ten 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 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 blueberry ice cream will be for sale. Limestone Meathouse sausage dogs/firehouse beans will be available for lunch.

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.

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Ocheesee Creamery

Contact: Billy Tyler
Address: 28367 NE SR 69
Grand Ridge, FL 32442
Phone: 850-674-1573
Website: www.ocheeseecreamery.com

Saturday, October 25, 7 am–1 pm CST
(please note time zone)
Tours: 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am

Five 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. 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. You will be able to purchase: whole milk; chocolate milk; butter; cream; drinkable yogurt; vanilla, chocolate, mint chocolate chip, salty caramel and coffee ice cream; cheese and jams. 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.

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Orchard Pond Organics

USDA Certified Organic, Animal Welfare Approved, Member of the American Grassfed Association

Contact: Mary Phipps
Address: 400 Cedar Hill Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Phone: 850-894-0154
E-mail: orchardpondcsa@gmail.com
Website: http://www.orchardpondorganics.com/

Saturday, October 25, 9 am-5 pm
Sunday, October 26, 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% grassfed 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 10+-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 and a member of the American Grassfed Association. 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 interns will be on hand to provide more information at our farm stand, where all of our products 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.

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O’Toole’s Herb Farm

QCS/FOG Certified Organic
 

Contact: B. O’Toole
Address: 305 NE Artemesia Trail
Madison, FL 32340
Phone: 850-973-3629, 850-973-0184
E-mail: herbfarm@embarqmail.com
Website: www.otoolesherbfarm.com

Saturday, October 25, 9 am-4 am
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.

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Ragged Glory Farm

Certified Naturally Grown; UF Certified Permaculture Designer

Contact: Gregory Jubinsky
Address: 162 Hawkridge Drive
Havana, FL 32333
Phone: 850-766-5235
E-mail: raggedglory1@gmail.com

Saturday, October 25, 10 am-6 pm
Tours: Hourly

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.

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Ripe City Urban Farm

Contact: Hanah Murphy
Address: 400 W. 6th Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone: 321-945-1999
E-mail: ripecityfarm@gmail.com
Website: www.ripecity.org

Saturday, October 25, 8 am-2 pm

You may have already tried our veggies at a number of local Tallahassee restaurants like Sweet Pea, Kool Beanz or Bread & Roses Kitchen. Now come see where the magic happens! Located in the heart of quiet Levy Park in Midtown, our 1/4-acre urban farm is teeming with seasonal produce, some of which you can take home. Come by to meet the farmers, take a tour and shop our produce. We’d love to show you how sustainable growing food in the middle of a city can be!

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.

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Rocky Comfort Farms

Contact: Deborah Parramore
Address: 6441 Pat Thomas Parkway
Quincy, FL 32351
Phone: 850-627-3434, 850-545-8088
E-mail: rockcomfortprod@msn.com
Website: www.rockycomfortfarms.com

Saturday, October 25, 10 am-6 pm
Sunday, October 26, 1 pm-6 pm
Tours: 1 pm, 4 pm
Workshops: Lifecycle of the Pumpkin and Gourd, 1 pm
Importance of the Honeybee to Farmers
Simulated Milking Cow Demonstration, 4 pm
Peacock Demonstration (up-close views)
Greenhouse/Potting Shed Presentation
Hydroponic Gardening Demonstration
Plant Identification Trail Tours (30-45 min)

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, donkeys, cows, peacocks, gift shop, picnic tables under the shaded trees for lunching and much, much more. Choose your very own pumpkin from many varieties (decorating, pies, etc.).

Trail tours at 1 pm and 4 pm. Quality time spent with the family at a low cost. Wonderful photo opportunities. So come on out and sit a spell. Your visit will be one to remember. We guarantee it! Beverages, boiled peanuts, chips, candy, popcorn, hot dogs will be for sale.

Directions: From Tallahassee, take exit 181 off I-10 on to Hwy 267 S/Pat Thomas Pkwy. Turn right (south), go 3.5 miles. We are on the right. Look for the Giant Red Rocking Chair and sign (8 miles from Hwy 20 N/Crows Corner on Hwy 267, 21 miles west from Tallahassee, 12-14 miles from Hosford, 24 miles from Bristol to Hwy 267).

 

Serenity Acres Farm & Goat Dairy

Animal Welfare Approved

Contact: Julia Shewchuk
Address: 438 NE English Ivy Trail
Pinetta, FL 32350
Phone: 850-464-2115
E-mail: info@serenityfarmfl.com
Website: www.serenityfarmfl.com

Saturday, October 25, 10 am-4 pm

Visit a working dairy goat farm with Nubians, Saanens, Alpines, Toggenburgs and LaManchas. Tour the farm on a hay wagon 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 learn how to operate their own farms 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 and 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-145 N/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 Tr. Small dirt road—blue street sign just before a house with a pond and two fake deer in front yard. At the end of the road, turn left and make immediate right into driveway with red gate. Open gate, drive through and CLOSE gate behind. Follow driveway around to parking.

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Smith Family Dairy Farm

Contact: Barry Smith
Address: 528 John Vickers Road
Norman Park, GA 31771
Phone: 229-429-9828
E-mail: bnje@windstream.net

Sunday, October 26, 9 am-3 pm

We are a small, family operation producing goat cheese and milk. We also make goat milk soap and sell local honey. We have about 50 dairy goats of different ages. We also have two horses and a Great Pyrenees guard dog that lives with them. We have a micro-dairy with a processing room and a small retail store where we sell our products. You can find our products at New Leaf Market Co-op, Packer Produce in Moultrie, GA and Raisin Cane in Valdosta, GA.

Directions: From Tallassee, take Hwy 319 to Moultrie, GA and turn right onto Hwy 37 E at Home Depot, go about 0.5 mile to the 4-way stop sign and turn left onto Cool Springs Rd. After about 11 miles you will come to an all-way stop. Go straight. After 1.5 miles you will come to a stop sign. Go straight. Our farm will be 1 mile on the right at the intersection of John Vickers Rd and Ervin Crosby Rd.

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Sweet Grass Dairy

Contact: Jessica Little
Address: 19635 US Highway 19 North
Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: 229-977-2535
E-mail: jessica@sweetgrassdairy.com
Website: www.sweetgrassdairy.com

Saturday, October 25,10 am-4 pm
Tours: 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm

We are a family-owned farm that produces old-world, handcrafted cheeses. All of our milk comes from our very own Jersey Cows on Green Hill Dairy in Brooks County, Georgia. Our cows live the life that cows should. We use a New Zealand-style rotational grazing, which allows our cows to have access to water 24/7 through a pivot system. When you visit our farm, you’ll have the chance to see where we handcraft 10 to 12 different award-winning varieties of cheeses. You will get a brief history of the farm and enjoy a cheese tasting at the end of each tour.

Directions: From Tallahassee, follow Thomasville Rd/US-319/GA-35 N to US-319 Bypass. Turn left onto US-319 Bypass. Continue on this road until you dead end to US-84 E. Turn right onto US-84 E. Turn left onto County Line Rd. Turn left onto GA-3 N/ GA-300 N/ US-19N. Make a U-turn at Hebron Ln. Sweet Grass Dairy will be on your right after you make the U-turn. Look for a big white sign with our logo on it.

Turkey Hill Farm

Certified Naturally Grown

Contact: Louise Divine
Address: 3546 Baum Road
Tallahassee, FL 32309
Phone: 850-216-4024, 850-980-2485
E-mail: turkeyhill@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.localharvest.org/turkey-hill-farm-M4181

Sunday, October 26, 11 am-5 pm
Tours: Ongoing
Workshop: Garden Brunch, 11 am. Brunch made with farm-fresh, local and organically-grown produce, meat and eggs. Limited seating, $35 per person. Email for details.

Turkey Hill Farm is proud to be a founding farm of the New Leaf Market Co-op Farm Tour. This year we are offering a Garden Brunch catered by the Miccosukee Root Cellar! If you want to learn about composting and growing organically, Turkey Hill has it all. The farm is 89 acres of diverse ecosystems in eastern Leon County. On the 20-acre hill we grow plant sets, 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 allow us to grow almost year round. There is a small citrus grove, a fig orchard, Japanese persimmons, pears, blueberries, sugar cane and muscadine grapes. Elephant garlic, shallots, sweet potatoes, winter squash, lettuces, arugula, winter greens and shiitake mushrooms are all staples through the winter months.

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. Seasonal produce and garden starts will be available for purchase.

Farmer Herman’s extensive composting program is the basis for our farm fertility. Farmer Herman Holley and Miss Louise Divine welcome you to their farm.

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 and Mack Bros Nursery). Turn left on Baum Rd, and go about 0.5 mile. The farm is on the left; look for signs.

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Twin Oaks Farm

USDA Certified Organic
   
Contact: Renee Savary
Address: 3207 Creek Road
Bonifay, FL 32425
Phone: 850-547-5636
E-mail: renee@twinoaksfarm.net
Website: www.twinoaksfarm.net

Sunday, October 26, 10 am-4 pm (CST)
Tours: 11 am, 1 pm. Ongoing throughout the day, a detailed showcase of our chickens, our hogs, our sheep, our donkeys, our turkeys and our apiary.

Twin Oaks Farm is a Certified Organic 94-acre farm located in Holmes County, Florida. We raise heritage chickens, ducks, lambs and pigs on pasture, the old-fashioned way. At the farm we produce a whole line of artisan food only using 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 Large Black Hogs (yes, we should have our first litter of piglets by then), 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. We will show you how organic, sustainable farming raises healthy animals, giving them the space and the life they are supposed to have. Ducks, geese, turkeys, donkeys—they all 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 featuring our lamb and pork. Our shop will be open with a whole cornucopia of goodies including certified organic and soy-free eggs, chickens, lamb, pork and our line of artisan food. As we get closer to Farm Tour day please visit our website for a detailed schedule.

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.

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Wheeler Farm

USDA Certified Organic

Contact: Robert Wheeler
Address: 3158 Wheeler Lane
Chipley, FL 32428
Phone: 850-638-8984
850-260-2447 (Cell)
E-mail: produce_king57@yahoo.com

Saturday, October 25, 10 am–4 pm CST
Cost: $8/person (18+), includes workshop.
Pre-registration is required.
Workshop: Comprehensive Organic Gardening: 11 am and 1 pm
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 per person (18 +) to cover our expenses for the day. Reservations are required; 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 Ln. 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.

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