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Our Family Farms Tour - Sunday, May 7, 2017



 
Per car - bring your friends & family!
Price: $20.00


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Our Family Farms Tour - SPRING Edition

Visit four diverse family farms in Union County, NC on Sunday, May 7, 2017 and learn more about how these farms provide fresh products to our community.

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017 (rain or shine)
Time: 2pm to 6pm (Kick-off farms starting at 1pm)

Admission: $20 per car includes all 4 farms

Tickets are only available online and must be purchased in advance.
• Only 100 tickets are available!
• 10% of the proceeds will benefit a local food charity

NOTE: In order to accommodate all visitors (and not overwhelm our farmers!) we ask that you pick one farm as your starting point. All of the farms are within easy driving distance and you will be able to visit several during the open hours.

Each farm will offer a variety of produce, eggs, meat, honey, beeswax items and farm products for sale in addition to guest vendors and presentations. Bring a cooler!

We are still adding vendors and activities to the farm stops for the Spring Tour. Please check back with us and follow the latest updates on our Facebook Page: Our Family Farms Tour!!

Participating Family Farms:

All of our Spring Edition participating farms are members of
the Piedmont Culinary Guild




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DANCING BEES FARM
Robin & Jeff Knight
5914 W.M. Griffin Road
Monroe, NC 28112
Phone: 704-764-3731
Email: thedancingbees@yahoo.com
Website: www.dancingbeesfarm.com

FARM DESCRIPTION:

Our farm is located on 36 rural acres with wooded areas and open fields. We are producers of pure, raw, unpasteurized wildflower honey as well as other products of the hive. Our other products include: creamed honey of various flavors, honey wine vinegar, beeswax products and products. Our beeswax products include: 100% pure beeswax candles, lotion cups and lip balm.

WHAT CAN VISITORS EXPECT FROM THEIR VISIT:

Visitors will be able to see not only some of the hives from afar, but also see a "live bee" demonstration hive set up for an up-close and personal view! Visitors will see our "honey house" where we bottle our honey products as well as create our beeswax candles and other products of the hive. We will have informational posters about bees and their importance to our food supply. Master beekeeper Jeff Knight will be on-hand to answer any beekeeping questions and provide a presentation on honeybees! Our honey and hive products will be on-hand for purchase!

Guest vendors and presenters to be announced.

Restroom Available: Y







MIDDLE GROUND FARM
Dan & Meg Kypena
4910 Pageland Hwy
Monroe, NC 28112
585-370-1734
Email: farmerdan138@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Middle-Ground-Farm-327530984115601/

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAUl8smAOruj7nwEUyW_m-A
Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/middlegroundfarm/

FARM DESCRIPTION:

Middle Ground Farm is located south of Monroe on 30 acres of mixed woods, pasture and a two acre pond. We take a holistic approach to livestock and currently grow beef cows, hogs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, turkeys and quail ... children have said our farm has a "Charlotte's Web" kind of feel. We supply meat, eggs and produce to local restaurants and our local patrons.

WHAT VISITORS CAN EXPECT FROM THEIR VISIT:

Visitors will have the opportunity to tour our pastures and outbuildings to see how we raise our livestock.

Guest vendors and presenters to be announced.
Restroom Available: N

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Rocky River Farms
Greg and Nikki Stephens
522 S Rocky River Road
Monroe, NC 28110
704-256-0203
Email: rockyriverfarmsnc@gmail.com
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/rockyriverfarmsnc/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rockyriverfarms


WHAT VISITORS CAN EXPECT FROM THEIR VISIT:

Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the farm on a hayride and meet Farmer Greg to hear about his beef cows, chickens and garden. Come play corn hole, play in the corn box, take photos with our small animals in front of the barn and shop available products!

Guest vendors and presenters to be announced.

Restroom Available: N

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WINDCREST FARM
Mary Roberts & Ray Tarlton
518 Greenfield Drive
Monroe, NC 28112
Phone: 704-764-7746 (office)
Email: info@WindcrestOrganics.com
Website: www.WindcrestOrganics.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WindcrestFarmOrganics/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WindcrestFarm
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/windcrestnc/
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/windcrestnc/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/WindcrestFarm

FARM DESCRIPTION:

Windcrest Farm is a 14 acre USDA Certified Organic farm and greenhouse supplying market farmers and home gardeners with heirloom vegetable, flower, herb and fruit plants as well as growing fresh produce and cut flowers for local farmers markets and restaurants. In addition to growing specialty and hard-to-find plant varieties, Windcrest Farm conducts on-farm classes and educational tours, led by a Mary, a former educator and lifelong gardener. The farm was established in 1978 and has operated commercially since 2003.

The Windcrest Farm Mission - "To feed the soil, that feeds the plant, that feeds you!"

WHAT VISITORS CAN EXPECT FROM THEIR VISIT:

Visitors have the opportunity to tour our fields, 3 high tunnels, 2 hoop houses and 2 greenhouses to see how we grow nutritionally dense vegetables through all four seasons with sustainable, small-scale methods. October is Ginger Harvest Month which means you will have the opportunity experience the fragrance and appearance of this unique, local product as it is lifted from the ground. Freshly harvested baby ginger as well as other farm products, produce and plants will be available for purchase.

Guest vendors and presenters to be announced.

Restroom Available: Yes

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