2005-MAY > 2nd Franklin County Farm Foods and Crafts Tour
The Franklin County Farm Tour is an annual event hosted by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension and other sponsors (Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Whole Foods, Handmade in America, NC Corn Growers Association, NC Specialty Crops, Gold Leaf Foundation).
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 second year, as one of nine farm stops in Franklin County, NC open to the public on Saturday May 14th and Sunday May 15th, 2005 from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Other farms represented included: Shiloh Farm and Retreat, Melvin’s Gardens, Mae Farm, Freedom Farms, NC Meat Goat Producers, Rare Bird Nursery, Jeffrey’s Strawberry Patch, Flying Pig Farm and Red Barn Trading Post.
Over 350 attendees donated $5 to tour the farms. Most attendees were from outside Franklin County. It has evolved into a “family” event with something for everyone to learn and enjoy.
Mark your calendar for mid-May of next year, and plan to attend – great fun!