Take a Look at Local:
Elmwood Stock Farm’s 2020 Farm Tour Series
A big part of our responsibility here at Elmwood Stock Farm is to educate our community as to why we choose to produce food in a regenerative, holistic system. That is why, each year, we prioritize opening our gates to the community and giving tours of our entire operation.
Designed to educate adults and children alike about how food gets from the farm to your plate, our farm tours look at biological principles behind organic farming, a practice to which we have intentionally committed ourselves for six generations, and the importance of understanding where your food comes from.
Each tour will last two hours and will offer a view of our farming system as a whole. Depending on the season and the weather, this might include greenhouse production systems, pastured poultry, grass-fed rotational grazing (cows, pigs, sheep), vegetable-growing, soil-building, 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.
We are only offering four public tours this year. No two tours are alike, as each month brings new seasonal produce and changes in the farm landscape. Tours are 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. CSA members can arrange their farm tour tickets by contacting the farm.
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
- Practicing-farmer-focused tours
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.