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Farm News

A Sprinkling of Mayhaw Berries

Written by: Christine
April 23, 2018

This is how the harvest begins. Some of the berries are ripe and they fall from the trees. We have various ground covers, a parachute, tarps and shade cloth, spread out to catch them from the trees that are ripening first. We’re not thrilled with the number of berries we’re seeing this year. Only about […]

Call for Participants Mayhaw Berry Festival

Written by: Christine
April 3, 2018

Are you a local Crafts Person, Agricultural Producer, Business or Musician? Do you have an Ag-related, Nature, Community or Craft class you’d like to schedule during the Festival? Do you want to Volunteer? We would love to have you! Arts & Crafts, Ag Producers, Local Businesses and Civic Organizations We have an average of 500 […]

10th Annual Farm Tour

Written by: Christine
October 10, 2017

The Fall Farm Tour is this weekend. Since this newsletter is so late, we hope you’ve heard about it on TV or radio, and seen the booklets where you shop. We will be open… well, we’re pretty much always open. The Farm Tour will be happening from 10 am to 4 pm both Saturday and […]

Mayhaw Berry Harvest Festival 2017

Written by: Christine
April 24, 2017

It’s that time of year again. Time for the Mayhaw Trees to be producing berries! But are they? There was a late frost just as the trees came out of dormancy, and this winter was too warm and dry. So we are checking them every day to see what the harvest might be like. For […]

Learn Ranching by Volunteering

Written by: Bobbie
January 15, 2017

We’ve now been in the farming/ranching business for 15 years. I don’t count the first year we bought the place. That was mostly cleaning the property and getting our sea legs or should I say our “critter” legs. Those of you that have been acquainted with us all this time know we started with Tennessee […]

2016 Farm Tour Update

Written by: Christine
October 18, 2016

As you can imagine, we are totally focused on getting ready for the Farm Tour that starts Saturday. We will have processed lamb and fresh, homemade jelly in the Country Store. Charissa has crafted a bunch of Halloween and Harvest-time felt critters. And we will have some persimmons which we picked from the trees we’re […]

North Florida Farm Tour 2016

Written by: Christine
October 14, 2016

This year, we are not only participating in the Annual Farm Tour here at Golden Acres, we are helping to coordinate the Jefferson County part of the North Florida Event. Formerly hosted by New Leaf Co-op Market, this year’s tour is hosted by Millstone Plantation. To see all the goings on and to download a […]

Millstone Plantation October Farm Tour

Written by: Christine
August 19, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016 and Sunday, October 23, 2016 Formerly the New Leaf Market Farm Tour, it is now being sponsored and promoted by Millstone Institute for Preservation. Mom, Charissa, Mimi and I went out the Millstone Plantation a little while back for the Textile and Fabric Fest. I was impressed by the kinds of […]

Mayhaw Berry Harvest Begins!

Written by: Christine
May 4, 2016

The Mayhaw Berry Harvest has officially begun today. Fred has been out gathering some for almost a week now, but like an avalanche, the berries are ripening at an accelerated pace. We’ll all go out again later today and more often every day until the harvest is done. This is Christine writing, since Mom Bobbie […]

Vendors at the Mayhaw Festival

Written by: Bobbie
March 25, 2016

We are beginning to invite and organize the local crafts people, farm producers and educators for the this year’s Mayhaw Berry Harvest Festival. Our own Charissa is busy making her felt critters. It is Mother’s Day weekend and Spring is in the air! There will be some really cute critters to choose from. We’ve been […]