The Franklin County Farm Tour is an annual event hosted by North Carolina Cooperative Extension, the Franklin County/NC Arts Council, Whole Foods Markets, HomegrownHandmade.com and the Ridgeway Opry House.
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 fourth year, as one of nine farm stops in Franklin County, NC open to the public on Saturday May 19th and Sunday May 20th, 2007 from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Over 800 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.
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
¨ Buy some home-made Vanilla Ice Cream
¨ Let the Kids take a Hayride
¨ See Antique Tractors and Photo your kids
¨ See our new Angus-x-Devon Beef Cattle up close
¨ Buy Fresh-picked Green Beans
¨ “Wildcraft” some Honeysuckle (ask for our Recipe)
¨ Brunch with us – Pick a table – Have a snack
¨ Try some Homemade Mint Iced Tea
¨ Talk with the Tar River Land Conservancy folks
¨ Listen to Ridgeway Opry musicians LIVE!
¨ Buy an Herb “Garden-to-Go” Gift Basket
¨ Walk thru our Heirloom Apple Orchard
¨ See our Honeybees (if you dare)
¨ Buy some of our own Honey
¨ Tour an Authentic Log Cabin (under construction)
¨ Pickup a Free potted Begonia as you depart
¨ Sign-up to receive our weekly e-Mail Market Menu
Plan to attend again next year. Bring your whole family to this affordable event. Let your friends know too!