The Franklin County Farm Tour is an annual event hosted by North Carolina Cooperative Extension, the Franklin County/NC Arts Council, Whole Foods Markets, HomegrownHandmade.com and the Ridgeway Opry House.
The goal of the the Tour is “to promote a sustainable way of life in Franklin County, support buying local products, support the local art community, and promote ‘green space’ and environmental stewardship”.
Lynch Creek Farm participated for the third year, as one of nine farm stops in Franklin County, NC open to the public on Saturday May 20th and Sunday May 21st, 2006 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
Other farms represented included: Shiloh Farm and Retreat, Melvin’s Gardens, Mae Farm, Freedom Farms, NC Meat Goat Producers, Jeffrey’s Strawberry Patch, Rare Bird Nursery, Harris Farm, Meadow Lane Farm and the Franklin County Natural Beef Alliance.
Over 350 attendees donated $5 (children under 12 are free) to tour the farms again this year. Most attendees were from outside Franklin County. It has evolved into a “family” event with something for everyone to learn and enjoy.
Some Things-To-Do at Lynch Creek Farm this year include:
¨ Ask us anything about Lynch Creek Farm
¨ Visit with Beth Smith, Artist of the Tour Brochure Cover
¨ Browse the Antique Showroom
¨ Peruse our Raised-bed Kitchen Garden
¨ Meet Ann Starrs – Award-winning Garden Designer
¨ Tour our Heated Greenhouse and Solar High Tunnel
¨ See our Plymouth Barred Rock Hens
¨ Buy some Fresh Brown Eggs
¨ Let the Kids take a Hayride
¨ See our Beef Cattle up close
¨ Buy Fresh-picked French/Filet Green Beans
¨ Try our Vine-ripened Tomatoes (hopefully ready to pick)
¨ “Wildcraft” some Honeysuckle (ask for our Recipe)
¨ Brunch with us – Pick a table – Have a snack
¨ Try some Homemade Mint Iced Tea
¨ Listen to Ridgeway Opry musicians LIVE!
¨ Dig-your-own Gourmet Potatoes (Riding Rink Garden)
¨ Buy an Herb “Garden-to-Go” Gift Basket
¨ Take home some Vegetable and Flower Seedlings
¨ Walk thru our Heirloom Apple Orchard
¨ See our Honeybees (if you dare)
¨ Buy some of our own Honey
¨ Tour an Authentic Log Cabin (under construction)
¨ Pickup a Free potted Geranium as you depart
¨ Sign-up to receive our weekly e-Mail Market Menu
Plan to attend again next year. Bring your whole family to this affordable event. Let your friends know too!