Addison Farms Vineyard: A Handcrafted Christmas!
Dec
9
12:00 PM12:00

Addison Farms Vineyard: A Handcrafted Christmas!

A HANDCRAFTED CHRISTMAS

Visit Addison Farms Vineyard for their local holiday tradition of handmade artisan crafts and wine. For their fourth annual A Handcrafted Christmas, they will feature local artists.

In the spirit of giving back to the community, Addison Farms Vineyard will be offering a complimentary wine tasting or glass of wine with every $10 donation at the door to Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC), and Addison Farms will be matching up to $500 in donations. SAHC is a local nonprofit land trust who has partnered with many families in the surrounding Sandy Mush area to preserve their family farms and their scenic mountains. They will be utilizing all donations from this event to continue the conservation efforts in Sandy Mush. As a fourth-generation family farm, we know the value of continuing the family tradition of farming, and we want to support the efforts of SAHC and our community in helping to conserve our beautiful, rural farming community of Sandy Mush.

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Lady Luck Flower Farm: Harvest Moon Flower Dinner
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Lady Luck Flower Farm: Harvest Moon Flower Dinner

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Harvest Moon Flower Dinner

September 9, 2017 6-10 pm

Take your sweetheart out to dine in our fields and pick flowers by the light of the moon! Ticket price includes a heaping plate of local eats and dessert lovingly prepared by our neighbor and southern-siren-home-cookin’-queen Ashley Cort of OWL bakery, a bucket for you to fill with flowers, a little bonfire, Burial beers and community. A portion of ticket sales will go to The Center for Participatory Change, https://www.cpcwnc.org/.

The menu includes a savory lamb pie from Blackthorn Farm with GF and vegetarian options, salad with home made vinaigrette, pickled beets, and apple crumble with creme fraiche.

 Purchase tickets here:
https://ladyluckflowerfarm.com/harvest-moon-flower-dinner/

Lady Luck Flower Farm
Big Sandy Mush, NC
828-683-3200
www.ladyluckflowerfarm.com

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Addison Farms Vineyard: Rooftop Dinner at Strada Italiano
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Addison Farms Vineyard: Rooftop Dinner at Strada Italiano

STRADA ITALIANO WINE DINNER

FEATURING ADDISON FARMS VINEYARD

Our guests will be treated to a one-of-a-kind experience on the rooftop deck [weather-permitting] at Strada Italiano, 27 Broadway, Asheville NC. Chef Anthony Cerrato has developed a special five-course menu, just for this event. We are so excited to be part of this, and we look forward to sharing the evening with you. Seating is limited to just 30 guests, so call soon for your reservations!

August 24th at 7pm,

Price: $65.00 + tax + gratuity

Reservations Required so call (828) 348-8448!

 

Menu

First course: Cured meats featuring Lamb Polpettone and artisan cheeses featuring house Addison Farms Vineyard Smokehouse Red wine mozzarella with house giardinera
Wine pairing: 2015 Crown & Plough [Sangiovese rosé]

Second course: Arugula and Endive salad with artichoke hearts, aged provolone , heirloom grape tomatoes and watermelon with local microgreens
Wine pairing: 2014 Five Twenty-Nine [Barbera]

Third course: Gnocchi Short Rib Bolognese with ground veal, beef and pork, sautéed mushrooms, demi glace and plum tomato sauce
Wine pairing: Smokehouse Red [Sangiovese and Chambourcin blend]

Lemon sorbetto, made locally by our friends at Chocolate Gems

Fourth course: Piemonte Trout served with Balsamic caviar pearls, risotto and vegetable del giorno
Wine pairing: 2013 Mischief [Tempranillo]

Fifth course: Tiramisu- a family recipe seven generations old!
Wine pairing: Gratitude [Chambourcin, dessert wine]

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A Preservation Landscape: The Farm Heritage Trail
Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

A Preservation Landscape: The Farm Heritage Trail

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10 am
Sandy Mush Community Center - 19 School Rd., Leicester, NC 28748

A Preservation Landscape: The Farm Heritage Trail


Our mountain farming landscape has shaped our community from the late 18th century
to the present, and the preservation of significant portions of this landscape are integral
to the future of our county. Learn how the Buncombe County Farmland Preservation
program and the Farm Heritage Trail project are working to build awareness and
conserve our agrarian landscape. Join us at the Sandy Mush Community Center
located in the historic Sandy Mush School Building and enjoy a glimpse into our a rural
farming community’s past as we discuss the importance of our future. You are invited
to enjoy the scenic Farm Heritage Trail and visit farms stops along the route:
farmheritagetrail.org


Presenters:


Terri Wells, 9th generation Sandy Mush farmer and Buncombe County Ag Advisory
Board Member. After a career in education, Terri returned to her family’s farm in Big
Sandy Mush to initiate a new farm venture with her husband, Glenn Ratcliff, who is a
Chemistry instructor at AB-Tech College: Bee Branch Farm grows and sells
vegetables, plant starts and honey utilizing organic practices. Terri’s passion is
farmland preservation; she was pleased when her family conserved 600 acres of their
family farm in 2009 with a permanent conservation easement with Southern
Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. She works to advocate for and educate about
farmland conservation; it is in this capacity that Terri, along with Ariel Zijp, created and
implemented the Farm Heritage Trail, a scenic driving and cycling route through
beautiful farming communities with farm stops and seasonal events.

Ariel Zijp grew up on an organic farm in Cabarrus County and she studied Sustainable
Agriculture and Forestry at Warren Wilson College. Ariel has worked on a variety of
farms in the area and currently works for Buncombe County Soil and Water as the
Farmland Preservation Coordinator. Through this position she works with farmers in
Buncombe County and helps preserve their farmland for future generations. Ariel lives
with her husband in Mars Hill, NC on a 2-acre homestead, where they have a large
vegetable, herb and flower garden, chickens, rabbits and honeybees and host farm
dinners and cooking workshops.

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LBEEC - You-Pick Berries
Jul
15
9:00 AM09:00

LBEEC - You-Pick Berries

Long Branch Environmental Education Center You Pick Berries!

Plan to come early or stay late and enjoy pick-your-own berries: Heritage Red Raspberries, Native Blackcap Raspberries, Thornless Blackberries, Wineberries and Blueberries – plus great hiking opportunities and picnicking by the Trout Pond!

Also enjoy a guided tour with Paul Gallimore, cofounder and director of Long Branch Environmental Education Center since 1974, author of Healing Appalachia: Sustainable Living Through Appropriate Technology and Permaculture Designer for over 30 years, Paul continues to share his love and caring for the Earth through workshops and inspiring walkabouts – to help reawaken the role of the human being as Nature guardian, Nature protector and caretaker of our one and only biosphere!

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Addison Farms Vineyard: Dinner in the Vines
Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

Addison Farms Vineyard: Dinner in the Vines

DINNER IN THE VINES

With Chef Corey Marino

The guests will be treated to a one of a kind experience with Chef Corey Marino of Catering by Corey. Corey is already working on a locally inspired and creatively crafted menu for the 2017 Dinner in the Vines. With seating limited to 40 guests, get your tickets early so you will not miss out! The menu will be posted on this page shortly, along with links to purchase reservations.

Each event is unique. Weather permitting, we will be dining under the stars in the vineyard! 

You are invited to attend this special evening of good food, wine and friends!

Click here to buy tickets

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LBEEC - You-Pick Berries
Jul
8
9:00 AM09:00

LBEEC - You-Pick Berries

Long Branch Environmental Education Center You Pick Berries!

Plan to come early or stay late and enjoy pick-your-own berries: Heritage Red Raspberries, Native Blackcap Raspberries, Thornless Blackberries, Wineberries and Blueberries – plus great hiking opportunities and picnicking by the Trout Pond!

Also enjoy a guided tour with Paul Gallimore, cofounder and director of Long Branch Environmental Education Center since 1974, author of Healing Appalachia: Sustainable Living Through Appropriate Technology and Permaculture Designer for over 30 years, Paul continues to share his love and caring for the Earth through workshops and inspiring walkabouts – to help reawaken the role of the human being as Nature guardian, Nature protector and caretaker of our one and only biosphere!

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LBEEC - You-Pick Berries
Jul
1
9:00 AM09:00

LBEEC - You-Pick Berries

Long Branch Environmental Education Center You Pick Berries!

Plan to come early or stay late and enjoy pick-your-own berries: Heritage Red Raspberries, Native Blackcap Raspberries, Thornless Blackberries, Wineberries and Blueberries – plus great hiking opportunities and picnicking by the Trout Pond!

Also enjoy a guided tour with Paul Gallimore, cofounder and director of Long Branch Environmental Education Center since 1974, author of Healing Appalachia: Sustainable Living Through Appropriate Technology and Permaculture Designer for over 30 years, Paul continues to share his love and caring for the Earth through workshops and inspiring walkabouts – to help reawaken the role of the human being as Nature guardian, Nature protector and caretaker of our one and only biosphere!

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Jun
24
9:00 AM09:00

LBEEC- You-Pick Berries

Long Branch Environmental Education Center You Pick Berries!

Plan to come early or stay late and enjoy pick-your-own berries: Heritage Red Raspberries, Native Blackcap Raspberries, Thornless Blackberries, Wineberries and Blueberries – plus great hiking opportunities and picnicking by the Trout Pond!

Also enjoy a guided tour with Paul Gallimore, cofounder and director of Long Branch Environmental Education Center since 1974, author of Healing Appalachia: Sustainable Living Through Appropriate Technology and Permaculture Designer for over 30 years, Paul continues to share his love and caring for the Earth through workshops and inspiring walkabouts – to help reawaken the role of the human being as Nature guardian, Nature protector and caretaker of our one and only biosphere!

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Addison Farms Vineyard: Yoga in the Vineyard
May
13
2:00 PM14:00

Addison Farms Vineyard: Yoga in the Vineyard

Join Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy for a peaceful yoga session at Addison Farms Vineyard, surrounded by scenic views protected by SAHC. We will take a walk around the Vineyard before an all-level yoga class, absorbing the aroma of blossoming grapevines, air and earth. The session will be led by Lillah Schwartz of One Center Yoga. Lillah has been a trailblazer since opening Asheville’s first yoga studio in 1981. After 35 years of teaching and service, she is now the first IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist (International Association of Yoga Therapy) in Asheville. In this session, discover how yoga enhances “neuroplasticity” and learn breathing techniques that will bring your body, heart and mind into coherence with the earth. Renew yourself.  Recommended: Bring a yoga mat and strap.

The setting: Addison Farms Vineyard is nestled between Buncombe and Madison Counties in the heart of the French Broad River Valley.  Soak in the quiet splendor of the Sandy Mush community, where SAHC has helped protected over 10,000 acres. You will also enjoy distant mountain views of conservation lands. After our yoga session, you are invited to enjoy a wine tasting at Addison Farms Vineyard, one of our valued corporate partners. Yoga session proceeds benefit SAHC; wine tastings are an additional $10. Registration is required for this event, all levels welcome, $20 for SAHC members; $30 for non-members.

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Addison Farms Vineyard: Barrel Tasting
May
6
11:00 AM11:00

Addison Farms Vineyard: Barrel Tasting

Our exclusive Barrel Tasting is all about the wine, tasting several current releases and pulling a couple of samples straight from the barrel.  Join Jeff Frisbee, owner and winemaker, for a private tour of our vineyard to learn about our terroir and grape varietals, and then proceed to the winery to learn about winemaking. Finally, gather in the Barrel Room to be the first to sample Addison Farms newest wines. This exclusive ticketed event will meet at the Addison Farms Tasting Room at 11a on Saturday, 6 May 2017. 

The ticket price includes the private tour, tastings of not yet released wines from the barrels as well as some of our current releases, with a complimentary Addison Farms wine glass, and lunch.

Once you have enjoyed your tour and sampling of our wines, you can then gather with friends on the deck, porch, or for a picnic in the vineyard to share lunch with the group. Select a glass or bottle of your favorite wine to purchase, savor your delicious picnic lunch, and enjoy the relaxing afternoon at Addison Farms Vineyard.  

Picnic Lunch
We are pleased to offer you a delicious rustic lunch that we call the

AFV Rustic Farm Lunch - A Local Charcuterie Box

For More information on reservations visit the website

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SAHC Community Farm: Farm Workshop: Fencing, Planning & Management for Multi-Species Rotational Grazing
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

SAHC Community Farm: Farm Workshop: Fencing, Planning & Management for Multi-Species Rotational Grazing

Farm Workshop: Fencing, Planning & Management for Multi-Species Rotational Grazing

Do you graze, plan to graze or lease out land? There are several challenges in grazing any animal. In this short course we will cover the physical realities of grazing cattle, goats/sheep and pigs. Rock Gremillion, WNC pastured pork producer, and Lauren Reker, goat specialist of KDES, will share their knowledge on what type of fencing to use, methods of watering, power sources, shelter and other challenges. On the management side of grazing, Sam Bingham will guide us through the Holistic Planning Process, producing a chart and map for the year’s planned grazing. We will include: how to prepare for variable weather, land challenges, and how to be flexible when a plan is changed or not working.

Space is limited.

March 16th  1-5pm 

To register, or for more info, please contact Chris Link at chris@appalachian.org or call 828.490.2565.

Price: 20.00

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A PERFECT PAIRINGS EVENT IN CELEBRATION OF VALENTINE'S DAY
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

A PERFECT PAIRINGS EVENT IN CELEBRATION OF VALENTINE'S DAY

Addison Farms is partnering with Chef Corey Marino of Catering By Corey, to create a delightful and intimate wine dinner for Valentine's Day.  After all, food and wine are two of our loves.  

Check out the gallery from previous years perfect pairings.

Please join us for this special evening of good food, wine, and friends.

For more information visit Addison Farms Vineyard Website

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Farm Heritage Trail Thanksgiving Holiday Event
Nov
20
9:00 AM09:00

Farm Heritage Trail Thanksgiving Holiday Event


Farm Heritage Trail Thanksgiving Holiday Event

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Start a Leicester Farm Holiday Tradition.

Get your local heritage turkey, Christmas tree and wine.
 

Support local farms and start a new holiday tradition by enjoying a scenic tour of part of the Farm Heritage Trail; begin this event tour just 10 miles outside of Asheville. This holiday event features three farms in Leicester- Franny’s Farm, Sandy Hollar Farm and Addison Farms Vineyard. Visitors can purchase a heritage turkey, organic garden vegetables, choose and cut their own Christmas tree and enjoy a wine tasting while enjoying scenic mountain and farm views. Guests are sure to create holiday memories and a tradition that their family will look forward to each Thanksgiving as they kick off the holiday season with local food, wine and a choose-n-cut Christmas tree. 

Franny's Farm

Holiday Event Hours: 1-6pm


Call to Pre-order your holiday heritage turkey today at 828.708.5587 or email info@frannysfarm.com - Enjoy chili and tours of the farm when you pick up your pre-ordered heritage turkey. www.frannysfarm.com

“As a chef and restaurant owner, I value food and where it comes. We bought our Thanksgiving heritage bird from Franny’s Farm last year and plan to for years to come. I can appreciate these birds are raised on pasture for over 6 months and processed on the farm. The farmers shared great recipes and cooking techniques and note they taste amazing, cook in a fraction of the time and more dark meat! Don’t forget to cook those bones afterwards.”~Jeff Miller, Owner Luellas BBQ


Sandy Hollar Farm

Holiday Event Hours: 9 am - 4pm

Choose and Cut Christmas Trees, wreaths and handcrafted holiday
ornaments. Enjoy a wagon ride and hot chocolate when you come to the farm during the
holidays. 828-683-3645 sandyhollarfarms.com

Addison Farms Vineyard

Holiday Event Hours: 1-5pm  

 Enjoy a wine tasting or wine by the glass. Currently offering eight of their own wines. Stock up for the holidays with 10% case discounts. 828-581-WINE (9463)
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“The Farm Heritage Trail is pleased to host special events throughout the year,” says Terri
Wells, Buncombe County Ag Advisory Board Member. “This holiday event will feature two of our Farm Heritage Trail Farm Stops: Sandy Hollar Farm and Addison Farms Vineyard, as well as another Leicester farm, Franny’s Farm, which is located very close to the scenic driving route. We appreciate local farms wanting to host events for the Farm Heritage Trail and to partner with other farms. This builds the outreach of our trail and the positive experience for visitors to our farms.”

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Vineyard Plein Air Painting Workshop at Addison Farms Vineyard
Oct
7
to Oct 9

Vineyard Plein Air Painting Workshop at Addison Farms Vineyard

Vineyard Plein Air Painting Workshop

Please join us this fall for three days of on location oil painting surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. You will get instruction with eminent landscape painter John Mac Kah, a delicious picnic lunch from a local restaurant each day,  a wine tasting on Friday evening , and special wine discounts. We are very honored to host John and have his workshop paint from our ridge.

Features:

  • Demos and painting instruction
  • All levels welcome
  • Catered picnic lunch
  • Wine tasting on Opening Night, Friday
  • + Special wine discount to students.                   

Fee for workshop and lunch: $325.00         

Click Here to reserve your place
Call or text 828-225-5000 for more information.

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Cycle to Farm in Sandy Mush
Oct
1
7:00 AM07:00

Cycle to Farm in Sandy Mush

Cycle to Farm Sandy Mush

"Cycle to Farm® is a popular series of organized group rides that encourage and promote local food, local farms and agritourism by bicycle in the South.

In 2016, the experience will be offered for the 3rd time in Sandy Mush, NC, and in Asheville for the first time. The Asheville ride will start and finish from long-time sponsor New Belgium Brewing's new tasting room in West Asheville. The route will use most of the Sandy Mush route from years past.

Cyclists experience a beautiful (but challenging) metric century route, enjoy tasty food samples at "Farm Stops" hosted by local farms, and purchase products at each Farm.

Traditional cyclist food, such as bananas, PB&J sandwiches, nuts, and cookies, is served at each Farm Stop

Cycle to Farm staff collect the purchases and transport them by vehicle back to the Start/Finish, where riders return for a farm-to-table meal with the community at the Fabulous After Party.

Cycle to Farm is a fundraiser for non-profit partners who support the construction and maintenance of greenways in WNC. Black Mountain Parks & Greenways and Friends of Connect Buncombe receive a portion of the net profit of the events.

We also view the involvement of volunteers and sponsors as an opportunity to build community among foodies, athletes, and local farmers. We encourage them all to join us at the Fabulous After Party.

We have a deep commitment to local farms, and wants to support an event that brings cyclists directly to the farms."

For More Information www.cycletofarm.org

 

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Pick your own flowers at Lady Luck Flower Farm!
Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

Pick your own flowers at Lady Luck Flower Farm!

Pick your own flowers and enjoy the fall at Lady Luck Flower Farm in the Beautiful Sandy Mush Valley! 

Saturday September 10th from 10 am to 2 pm 

Come pick your own flowers and meet the farmers behind Lady Luck Flower Farm in Sandy Mush, NC.

Established in 2008, Katie and Mike grow 5 acres of flowers, food and herbal medicine. On Saturday Sept. 10th they will be open from 10-2 for visitors to come and pick flowers. There will also be an old-timey apple press in action from heirloom apples harvested from their mountain orchard. Bouquets, t-shirts, small planters and cider will be for sale. Bring a picnic lunch and take your time. 

For more information about the farm: www.ladyluckflowerfarm.com

Location: 55 Lanzi Ledge Rd Leicester, NC 28748

Contact: 

828-683-3200

ladyluckflowerfarm@gmail.com

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Long Branch Environmental Education Center Hosts: Edible Landscaping with an Eye for Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants
Jul
10
2:00 PM14:00

Long Branch Environmental Education Center Hosts: Edible Landscaping with an Eye for Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants

Long Branch Environmental Education Center Hosts:

Edible Landscaping with an Eye for Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants

A two hour guided tour with Paul Gallimore, cofounder and director of Long Branch Environmental Education Center since 1974, author of Healing Appalachia: Sustainable Living Through Appropriate Technology and Permaculture Designer for over 30 years, Paul continues to share his love and caring for the Earth through workshops and inspiring walkabouts – to help reawaken the role of the human being as Nature guardian, Nature protector and caretaker of our one and only biosphere!

 

Plan to come early or stay late and enjoy pick-your-own:

Heritage Red Raspberries, Native Blackcap Raspberries, Thornless Blackberries, Wineberries and Blueberries – plus great hiking opportunities and picnicking by the Trout Pond!

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Long Branch Environmental Education Center Hosts: Edible Landscaping with an Eye for Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants
Jul
9
10:00 AM10:00

Long Branch Environmental Education Center Hosts: Edible Landscaping with an Eye for Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants

Long Branch Environmental Education Center Hosts:

Edible Landscaping with an Eye for Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants

A two hour guided tour with Paul Gallimore, cofounder and director of Long Branch Environmental Education Center since 1974, author of Healing Appalachia: Sustainable Living Through Appropriate Technology and Permaculture Designer for over 30 years, Paul continues to share his love and caring for the Earth through workshops and inspiring walkabouts – to help reawaken the role of the human being as Nature guardian, Nature protector and caretaker of our one and only biosphere!

 

Plan to come early or stay late and enjoy pick-your-own:

Heritage Red Raspberries, Native Blackcap Raspberries, Thornless Blackberries, Wineberries and Blueberries – plus great hiking opportunities and picnicking by the Trout Pond!

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SAHC Community Farm: Bee Curious Workshop
Jun
30
5:00 PM17:00

SAHC Community Farm: Bee Curious Workshop

Southern Appalachian HIghlands Conservancy in Partnership with Lewis Cauble Presents:

Bee Curious Workshop

When: Thursday, June 30 from 5-6:30 pm 

Cost: Free

For Who: Anyone who is interestd in beekeeping or is already an avid beekeeper. 

Where: SAHC Commuity Farm at 180 Mag Sluder RD in Alexander 

RSVP REQUIRED: Chris Link at chris@appalachian.org or call: 828-253-0095

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SAHC Community Farm Guided Tour along the Discovery Trail
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

SAHC Community Farm Guided Tour along the Discovery Trail

Community Farm Guided Tour along the Discovery Trail
SAHC Community Farm

24 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC

Date: Wednesday, June 29
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Cost: Free for SAHC members; $10 for non-members.

Registration is required.

Join us on our Community Farm for a hike on the 1.5-mile Discovery Trail! The hike will be led by Chris Link, SAHC’s Community Farm and Food Associate. He will begin by providing a bit of background about the farm and its conservation history. Along the trail you will have a chance to view wildlife that may be in the area as well as learn about the various projects underway at the farm.

You will hike by Second Spring Market Garden, which is a part of our Beginning Farmer Incubator Program. After crossing through a forested area, we will reach our 25-acre Stream Restoration Project. The trail then climbs uphill towards our Shortleaf Pine Reforestation Project area before reaching an overlook with an amazing view of the property. From here, you may see some of the Piney Woods cattle, a rare heritage breed, that belong to our other incubator farm program, Sparrow Hill Farm. As we complete the trail loop, you may get a closer look at the cattle as we return through another forested area. Throughout the hike you will be able to ask any questions you may have about the farm, so come ready to learn!

Registration is open — sign up today! Please RSVP by emailing Haley Smith at Haley@appalachian.org.

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