Life on the farm is fascinating! Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 30th, from 11 am until 6 pm to visit nine niche farms in Warren County. We have an eclectic and robust agricultural scene which you won’t want to miss.
Find out where you can find 900,000 African Night Crawlers and learn how worms are hatched and fed and how the organic castings may be used to enhance your garden. Visit two types of berry farms. One grows aronia berries and the other grows raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and tart cherries. You could savor the taste of fresh berries over the Outside Scoop’s freshly made ice cream or purchase fresh baked fruit pies from Summerset Home Bakery. Check out homemade relishes and jams, veggies grown for farmers’ markets, local honey, Bramblewood Acres’ goat’s milk lotions and soaps, a milking demonstration, and a petting zoo. Sample Nose-2-Toes lotions and soaps. Purchase locally grown, USDA certified beef. View Hanna’s Fainting Goats, a 107 year old restored barn, restored antique farm implements and children fishing from a pond. Listen to live music. Smell the flowers. Adopt a dog! Ride a horse. Eat until content!
Event sponsorships have provided generous support to launch this first annual niche farm tour. Donation levels include “Feed the Chickens”, “Bale the Hay”, “Spin the Wool”, “Drive the Tractor” and “Harvest the Crop” levels. Special recognition is given to Warren County, Community 1st Credit Union, Bussanmas Heating & Cooling, and Cellular Only a Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer, Webster Creative, ProImage Sign & Lighting and Studio Fusco for their generous support and to Warren County Farm Bureau for providing plastic bags at each farm’s welcome center.
The first annual event is organized by representatives from Bishop Insurance Agency, Community 1st Credit Union, Community Bank, Edge of the Woods Raspberry Farm, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, National Balloon Museum, Ridgetop Horse Ranch, The Indianola Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee, USDA/Farm Service Agency, Warren County Board of Supervisors, Warren County Economic Development Corp. and Webster Creative.
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