2008-MAY 5th Annual Franklin County Farm Foods & Crafts Tour

5th Annual Franklin County Farm Foods & Crafts Tour

R001-018_revThe Franklin County Farm Tour is an annual event hosted this year by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Tourism Development Authority, Franklin County Arts Council and Whole Foods Markets.

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 fifth year, as one of seven farm stops in Franklin County, NC open to the public on Saturday May 17th and Sunday May 18th, 2008 from  11:00am to 5:00pm.

Over 1500 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.

A new Saturday evening, Local Foods Festival, was held at Person Place Grounds, Louisburg, NC from 6:00pm-8:30pm and was attended by about 300 folks. Local foods prepared by area chefs and caterers. Live music by the Gravel Road Band.

A new Farm Life Photography Contest is still underway with award winners to be announced Saturday August 2nd, 2008 at 2:00pm – the Louisburg College Auditorium Gallery.

Some Things-To-Do at Lynch Creek Farm this year included:

¨   Browse the Antique Showroom

¨   Peruse our Raised-bed Kitchen Garden

¨  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 month-old, Angus-x-Devon Baby Calves up close

¨   Meet “Molly” – a Spotted Jenny – our Guard Donkey

¨   “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!

¨   Buy an Herb “Garden-to-Go” Gift Basket

¨   Attend a Honeybee Seminar

¨   Buy some of our Raw Honey

¨   Learn about Quilts from Miss Lou at our Log Cabin

¨   Pickup a Free potted Herb as you depart

Plan to attend again next year. Bring your whole family to this affordable event. Let your friends know too!

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