Farm Day at Bluebird Farm
Friday, September 20th, 4-7:00 pm
Who's your farmer?
Come see your local farm! Play hooky from work and enjoy a late summer afternoon at the farm!
We’ll give tours of the farm and tell you about organic methods of our diverse small farm. See the vegetable gardens tucked away on our farm, visit the meat chickens in the pasture, and visit Misty the "professional mowing horse." You also get a rare opportunity to get 2 farm tours in a day! You can also visit our other farm that located just 3 miles down the road to check out the “Chicken Palace,” the hen coop on a hay wagon, our grass-fed sheep flock, and one of our herds of pasture pigs.
Bring your children! We love sharing the farm with kids, and kids love running around on a farm!
Tours will start at approximately every 30 minutes. The last tour starts at 6:30. Farm day is $3 per adult and $1 for ages 18 and under.
See where your farm fresh food comes from.
Buy farm fresh food. We’ll have our market tent set up with great farm food available like our pastured pork, pastured ground beef, and fresh eggs.
See two farms in one day! Once you've see our "home" farm and gone on a tour of the gardens, we'll give you easy directions to our other farm field. This beautiful farm is located just 3 miles up the road. There will be helpful folks there to take you to see the pastured pigs, hens and hen wagon, and our grass-fed sheep flock.
Please see our directions page on our website. Mapquest and vehicle GPS systems get you to the pasture; use our directions to navigate the driveway to the garden and barn.
Why are you holding the farm day on a Friday? Well, we can't do it all! We attend 2 Farmers' Markets on Saturdays and then do farm chores until 6 pm, and we don't work on Sundays.
Can't I come to the farm some other day? Yes. We are a working farm and are busy farming sun-up to sunset most of the year. You can come and visit the farm on Wednesdays from 4:30- 6:00pm starting May 29th- September 25th. That is the same time that some of our farm CSA members come to the farm every week, so we'll be nearby to answer questions and show you the gardens.
What sort of shoes should I wear? Wear sturdy walking shoes, because the ground is uneven and lumpy.
Is the farm near any restaurants? Enjoy a farm to table dinner after the farm tour! Bluebird Farm is about 15 minutes from downtown Morganton. Wisteria is a great local farm to table restaurant that buys all sorts of produce, meats, and cheeses from Bluebird Farm and other farms within 50 miles. Yum!
Why do you charge for your farm day? You can come out to our farm and enjoy the gardens and breath the fresh air for less than a trip to the movies! Our farm day does take quite a bit of coordination and planning, we have several people helping us making the tours go smoothly, and it is a half day that we aren't getting work done on the farm! Tips are always appreciated!
Will I see animals? At our home location we have meat chickens in the pasture, our horse Misty, and a friendly dog named Okra. Once you have visited our home location, you will receive directions to our other farm field, which is located up the road 3 miles. There will be helpful folks there to take you to see the pastured pigs, hens and hen wagon, and our grass-fed sheep flock.