It’s time for the 4th Annual New Leaf Market Farm Tour. New Leaf Market is a co-op in Tallahassee that has produced an ever-improving Farm Tour for the north Florida / south Georgia region. We are proud to have been among the original participants.
When you come, be sure to use our directions here. The GPS system sends people around the long way and it’s too easy to get lost.
This year we have a number of fun and educational events, and more are being added all the time. We post updates on the blog. Search for “Farm Tour 2011” with the search tool on the right to get the latest. Or even better, sign up for the weekly newsletter.
Pan-Handlers Kitchen will be conducting cooking classes on Saturday only at 11:00 AM: Lamb Stew in the pressure cooker and at 2:00 PM: Curry Goat also prepared in the pressure cooker. We need you to register for this. There’s no charge. We just need to know for seating and sampling.
The “Build a GREENHOUSE” seminar has been cancelled. We’ll let you know when we re-schedule.
We’ve added a Wool Carding Demonstration, Boiled Peanuts preparation and sales and tours of our Solar Well set-up, which we did our selves. We’ll tell you how.
Kids, you can wear your Halloween costume for fun pictures on the tractor or with Sheila the lamb and Walker the goat. Then we’ll post your photo on our blog.
Johnston’s Meat will be here with their smoker and some of their wonderful barbecue pork and smoked sausage sandwiches.
Gerry & Carmen Zengel will be here with their Wood Carvings and Hand Crafted Originals. Both are talented artists and have been here every year.
Penny Kuhl will be on hand with persimmons and chestnuts again this year. She and her helper came last year and sold out. I just picked naturally grown Muscadine Grapes from their U-Pick to make our grape jelly. Sorry grapes are gone now. I’ve done a blog about their U-Pick Chestnuts but if you cannot get to their place you can still get them here.
Barnhart Farms with their fruits and vegetables came during the Mayhaw Festival and said they would be here for the tour. They always have a big selection. I’ll check and see if they can bring pumpkins. He said YES.
Mayhaw Jelly making demo. Did I tell you that David Ward will be here for his famous jelly making class. We have frozen berries still on hand and David will make up some juice ahead of time so he can show you how to make jelly the old-fashioned way – without pectin.
David Ward and Jack Carswell are teaming up for a lively demonstration and a little old-fashioned hawking so come on in and loosen your purse strings. they will start the “boiling of the peanuts” ceremony early in the morning and have them ready for sale by 10:00 AM. The famous Jack Carswell is the peanut vendor. He will be raising funds for the 2012 Southern Music Rising.
We, Golden Acres Ranch, LLC, will have plenty of lamb and goat cuts available then as well as all the jams and jellies.
Camellia Garden Circle will be here with their Atlas Garden Gloves. This is the ideal glove for the serious gardener. The profit is used to support the Jefferson County Extension 4-H Camp program. We sent two children again this year and hope to continue with this meaningful endeavor.
These Farm Tours get better every year. Come out and join us.
Here are some photos from previous events.