Mark Your Calendars for Elmwood’s Regenerative Farming Tour Series for the 2019 Season!
We believe that a big part of our responsibility here at Elmwood Stock Farm is to educate our community as to why we do what we do. That is why, each year, we prioritize opening our gates to the community and giving tours of our entire operation.
Our tours have always been designed to educate adults and children alike about how food gets from the farm to your plate. This year, our Regenerative Farming Tour Series is specifically centered around the biological principles behind organic farming, a practice to which we have intentionally committed ourselves for six generations. This commitment holds us to a higher standard than the average farm today, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Each tour will last two hours and will focus on a specific part of organic farming. Various topics might include greenhouse production systems, pastured poultry, grass-fed rotational grazing (cows, pigs, sheep), vegetable-growing, soil-building, ecologically sustainable agriculture, and beneficial insects, to name a few. Come ready for an outdoor adventure. Together, we will traipse through the fields, gaze up into the sprawling old oak trees, inspect the soil, and discover the many sights and sounds (and smells!) of Mother Nature at work.
These tours will start in April and will be held one Friday per month with either morning or evening hours, depending on the time of year. No two tours are alike, as each month brings new seasonal produce and changes in the farm landscape. They will be held rain or shine, except in the event of severe weather.
Tickets for Elmwood Stock Farm CSA members and children under the age of 12 are complementary; please contact the farm directly for your tickets. For all others, please use the links below to purchase your tickets for the date of your choice.
Regenerative Farming Tour Series:
Friday, April 19th – 9:30-11:30 am Special Topic: The Spring Awakening of Elmwood Stock Farm, completed.
Friday, May 17th – 9:30–11:30 am, completed.
Friday, June 21st – 4:45-6:45 pm, completed.
Friday, July 19st – 4:45-6:45 pm, completed.
Friday, August 16th – 4:45–6:45 pm, completed.
Friday, September 20th – 4:45–6:45 pm, register here.
Friday, October 18th – 9:30–11:30 am Special Topic: Heritage Breed Turkeys, register here.
Are you a farmer? We teach production through private consultation, and we give farm tours in partnership with OAK and SSAWG.
Thursday, May 2nd – 1:00-4:00 pm Grass-Fed and -Finished Beef Production & Marketing, completed.
Sunday, July 28th – 4:30-6:30pm Building Soil Health by Integrating Crops & Livestock, register with Organic Association of Kentucky, completed.
Book Your Own Farm Tour
If you would like to take a tour of Elmwood Stock Farm apart from a regularly scheduled tour, please contact us at least two weeks ahead of your preferred date so we can set up a guided tour that can be customized for your group. Our farmers are also available for speaking engagements off the farm—bringing our message to town—for neighborhood, civic, church and community groups.
Some of the topics that can be covered on our farm tours include:
- General farm tours
- Organic plant production
- Organic, pasture-raised livestock and poultry (chickens, turkeys, sheep, cattle and pigs)
- Seasonal eating
- Trees of the Bluegrass region
- Insects (good and bad!) on the farm
Contact the farm for more details and to check the farm calendar for an open date. Mac or John can customize a tour for your specific interests.