Have you ever wanted to go behind-the-scenes at a local farm to see how they grow and produce what you eat? How about an opportunity to see llamas, pigs, goats, cows, horses and sheep up-close? Would you like to see how truffles are grown? On Sunday, July 12, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., you’ll have the opportunity to get to do these things and get to know your farmer at the first-ever Northern Triad Farm Tour.
Five very diverse farms in Forsyth, Stokes and Surry Counties are opening their gates to visitors for guided tours. The farms featured in this event are Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery in Germanton, Minglewood Farm and Nature
Preserve in Westfield, Plum Granny Farm in King, Truffles NC at Keep Your Fork Farm in King, and Yellow Wolf Farm in Walkertown. Each farm will offer a range of different activities from pick-your-own blackberries at Plum Granny Farm to tours along the nature trails at Minglewood. This is a great opportunity to learn more about where your food comes from and get a glimpse behind the gates of these five highly regarded Triad–area farms.
The tour is free and all ages are welcome – this is a great event for children to experience farm life up-close. Wear comfortable shoes and bring cash and a cooler (you’ll be able to buy produce, eggs, cheese, meat and other products at the farms). Please leave your pets at home.
For an interactive map of the event, go to https://www.zeemaps.com/northern_triad_farm_tour. Also check out each of the farms on Facebook for more details.
Plum Granny Farm, located just south of Hanging Rock State Park, is a Certified Organic farm that produces garlic, brambles (raspberries and blackberries), ginger and turmeric as well as heirloom and other specialty crops such as asparagus, artichokes, and fingerling potatoes.