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NC Foothills Farm Tour: Cherry Mountain Farm and New Beginnings Historic Farm

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

One of our favorite aspects of visiting a farm is getting to spend some time with the farmers themselves, and really getting a close-up view of how their farm operations work. It’s all about the community connections we make.

And so for 2021, we are offering more intimate farm tour options. Once a month, throughout June-October we will be hosting a day of activities with a farm tour in the morning and another farm tour in the afternoon.

We recommend that you turn the event into a whole day with lunch out at a local restaurant, and maybe even a visit to a local winery to round the day out.

*Please note that tours will start right at the start time listed for each farm stop*

August 15 Farm Stops:

Cherry Mountain farm tour from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm:

Cherry Mountain Farm is home to our unique and fun general store with something for everyone and 19 Angora goats, 2 Kunukune pigs, 2 horses, a few cats, and 3 Livestock guardian dogs that live with the goats. All of our animals are friendly and you will get to meet them up close. What you can expect on the farm tour is for you to visit each group of animals and if you love the goats you can spend as much time as you like with them or just hang out with the pigs or brush the horses. There will be a staff member at each location.

You will definitely want to leave some time to shop in the store or just get a moon pie and soda and sit at the tables located around the farm, so don’t forget to bring some cash or credit cards just in case you find something you cannot live without.

New Beginnings Historic farm tour from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm:

Meet us on the front porch of the historic farmhouse. Our tour will start there touring the home and learning the stories of the families that once lived here.

Pick or purchase seasonal ripe produce, and play with our farm animals (Highland Cows, Nubian goats, Horse, Great Pyrenees dogs, and barn cats).

For more information and FAQ visit our website and Facebook page.

Details

Date:
August 15
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.ncfoothillsfarmtour.com/

Venue

Polk County Farms