Farm Day

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Farm Day 2017-04-07T11:20:04+00:00

Smith Meadows will have Farm Day Again in 2018…

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If you want to visit the farm, our farm store is open every day. There are various walking trails that are also open to visitors. Clarke County is organizing a four farm tour on Saturday April 29, 2017. It will be a four farm tour that includes Smith Meadows. Our store and trails will be open as always, please free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while you visit the farm. Our staff will be on hand to answer any questions visitors have on April 29. 

To learn more about what our past farm days were, please read more…

These people have witnessed 900 chickens on pasture… and lived to tell the tale.

What is farm day?

Farm Day is when we invite our patrons to the farm to provide an education on grass-based farming that supports a non-industrial outlook. We also want to build morale and enthusiasm in the farming and eating world. Lastly, we want all of our guests to have pleasant memories of our farm.

The Pritchard Family

Ruth, Betsy, Forrest, Nancy, David, Benson & Linus.

For eight generations….Nature at work

Click HERE for pictures of Past Farm Days

PAST Schedule of Events on Farm Day

9-10 AM Registration: At B&B backyard tent

10 AM FARM TOUR: We will all meet 10 o’clock sharp at the Gazebo in the gardens behind the Main House near the large tent.

Tour will be as follows:

Portable Laying Hens

Grass-fattened Beef and Pigs on Pasture

Water Conservation Project

12:30 PM Lunch: Under the tent. The lunch line will flow on both sides of the table. Please feel free to go back for seconds. We will be featuring our free-range pork BBQ & our grass-finished beef.  Please use our trash and recycling bins. We encourage you to visit our exhibitors at this time.

1:00 PM Family and Apprentices to discuss philosophy and purpose of grass-based farming under the main tent.

1:30 PM Bed & Breakfast House Tour. Last names beginning w/ A-L meet in front of house.

1:30 PM Cooking Demos Last names beginning with M-Z meet in front of commercial kitchen.

2:00 PM Switch B&B tour and cooking demos, if you like.

FAQ’s

Q: What should I wear?

A: Check the weather on the day of the event and dress appropriately.  The month of May can be fickle with a cool breeze and a rain shower one minute, and blazing sun the next.  Layers are advisable. We will be walking from one end of the farm to the other on the morning portion of the program.  Wear sensible walking shoes because we will be covering lots of ground on our 400-acre farm.

Q: What if it rains?

A: Bring a raincoat and waterproof shoes.  Farm Day will be held even if it rains.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: Sorry, no dogs are allowed.

Q:  Can my child attend?

A: Well-behaved children of all ages are welcome.  All children must be attended by an adult at all times.  We will be walking near cattle, pigs, and sheep that may become frightened by inappropriate behavior or taunting. Please excercise extreme caution near the electrified fencing.  No climbing on fences, farm equipment or vehicles.  Anyone acting inappropriately will be asked to leave for their safety and the safety of all other guests.

Q: Will there be access to water?

A: Bring a container (personal water bottle) for water to the farm—we will have water on hand, but not in bottles.  With all the exercise, it is advisable to keep hydrated.

Q: Will I be able to purchase meats and other products?

A: Bring a cooler if you would like to purchase meats and other products from the farm store.  There will a tent set up similar to our setup at farmers market where you can purchase meats.