- HOW IT WORKS
We are currently sold out, but those who purchased passes should keep digital or printed receipt for entry. Prepared local food items will be available for purchase from the grill (also sold out) or you are welcome to bring your own picnic at our first farm stop of the day. Here you will receive a brochure for the day with map and other important info. After lunch and announcements, drivers head to the next farm ALL TOGETHER! There will be a lead car and a sweep car to help, but it is up to each driver to get to the next farm by the time the tour begins. There will only be one tour per farm and registered guests will be able to tour all the farms! A printed brochure, map, and cell support will be available throughout the tour. Please note that cell reception is never guaranteed while visiting these wonderful, small, and rural farms.
1 pm - Yellow Bank Produce 2368 GA-115, Demorest, GA 30535 (approximate address only - follow signs) Check-in and share a meal! We all meet at YellowBank Produce for a picnic and cookout. There will be food and drinks for sale and plenty of grass space, so bring a blanket or chairs!
1:45 pm Kids Corner and Family Challenge
2 pm Announcements, Farm Tour overview, and raffle (still at Yellow Bank Produce)
2:30 pm - Soque Gardens and Farm - Vegetables - Long time farmer Chris Cleveland talks of his transition from conventional farming to natural practices and tips for a successful fall garden.
3:30 pm Utopia Hill Farm - Goats - Visit with all ages of goats as Ann shares her tips about their funny habits and raising goats on a small scale.
5 pm Back to the starting location! Honey / beekeeping basics - Jay with Dances with Bees shows the inside of an Langstroth box, how to get started with keeping bees, and top recommendations for flowers to plant for honey bees
Georgia Mountain Farm Tours occur rain or shine!
CHECKLIST - WHAT TO BRING
- Receipt from Farm Tour Ticket purchase (email/digital or printed)
- Blanket and/or chairs
- Refillable water bottles
- Appropriate clothing for forecast (event to happen rain or shine)
- Paper map of north Georgia or downloaded map area on smartphone (cell service not guaranteed)
- Cash and a cooler to support local farmers and take home fresh produce
- Don’t forget to take lots of pictures and find us on FaceBook @FarmTourGA