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Farm News

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 […]


Fiber Fun at the Festival

Written by: Christine
May 11, 2017

Working with natural fiber is a big part of our activities here at Golden Acres Ranch. Bobbie is a member of the Weavers Guild and has been working on the loom in Country Store. The loom will warped and anyone can try their hand at weaving this weekend at the Mayhaw Berry Festival. We’ll have […]


Food at the Festival

Written by: Christine
May 10, 2017

We’re ‘cooking up’ some special food items for the Mayhaw Berry Festival this weekend. Johnston’s Meat Market BBQ Lunches Johnston’s Meat Market will be here with their awesome mobile kitchen. This is the cooking unit they take to storm areas where the emergency personnel need to be fed by the hundred’s. We’re so glad to […]


The unBerry Mayhaw Berry Harvest Festival

Written by: Christine
May 8, 2017

The Harvest For those of you who are already tracking the “Berry Barometer” on this year’s Festival Page, you know that the warm, dry winter and the late frost crashed our berry harvest. Last year, we harvested 200 gallons, this year we’ll only have 5-6. You can catch up on the videos through our YouTube […]


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 […]


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 […]


Coding Classes, Part One

Written by: Christine
September 12, 2016

When I arrived here in Monticello, I started looking for the coding/programming community. And found out there isn’t one! So, I’ve decided to cultivate one if I can. Right now, I’m doing that in two ways: 1) By teaching students to code and 2) By encouraging the whole community to consider the benefits of 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 […]