In-person farm tours are back!
Part of our responsibility at Elmwood Stock Farm is to educate our community as to why we choose to produce food in a regenerative, holistic system. The past year has made it difficult to gather, and we are so happy to offer in-person farm tours again. The next Behind the Scenes at Elmwood Stock Farm Tour is Saturday, June 12!
The more you know about how food gets from the farm to your plate, the more you can appreciate the freshness of flavors and nutrition that wholesome, organic produce provides. On a Behind the Scenes Farm Tour, farmer Mac Stone explains the biological principles behind organic farming and the importance of understanding where your food comes from.
These walking tours last two hours and offer a view of the Elmwood Stock Farm system as a whole. We might look at the greenhouse production systems, pastured poultry and pigs, grass-fed cattle and sheep, vegetable growing, soil building, and beneficial insects—all of the things that make our regenerative agriculture program work. 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.
The next Behind the Scenes at Elmwood Stock Farm tour is Saturday, June 12. Additional tours will be held the second Saturday of each month through October. Each tour will look at the farm as it is in that season, so one tour may talk more about what’s happening in the greenhouse while another may have a greater focus on our heritage, pasture-raised turkeys.
Farm tour tickets must be purchased ahead of time, as the group size is limited. The first farm tour of the year, held in May, sold out! Tickets cost $10, with children younger than 12 free. CSA shareholders also receive free admission.
All tours begin at 9 am, and we ask you to arrive 10 minutes early so that we can get started on time.
Tours are held rain or shine, except in the event of severe weather. Come prepared with protection from the elements. We also recommend a full water bottle!
Remember that this is a working farm. We’ll be walking over and standing on uneven gravel and grass surfaces. Some fences are electrified and animals can be easily spooked, so children need to be closely watched by the adults who brought them. Please also leave your pets at home.
The on-farm store will be open at the end of the tour, so bring your cooler and your grocery list!
We can’t wait to see our friends and fellow good-food eaters back on the farm. Find more farm tour information and a link to purchase tickets online.