The Ottumwa Courier

Southeast Iowa

September 20, 2013

2013 Farm Crawl coming up in October

Sunday, October 6th, 2013 from 11:00 am – 5:00pm

PELLA — The original, the biggest, the best - Farm Crawl happens in coming this fall!  This is seventh annual Farm Crawl. Last year’s Farm Crawl attracted over 1,000 visitors to our small circle of farms.  Tour eight independent family farms in south-central Iowa as they jointly host open houses this October 6th.  Enjoy a leisurely autumn day “crawling” from farm to farm.  

Come visit south Marion County/north Lucas County (one hour south of Des Moines) to see each of our individual operations.  Tour the farms, visit the animals, meet the farmers, sample the goodies, opportunities to purchase locally grown & produced products, and lots of fun in the beautiful Iowa countryside as you drive yourself from farm to farm!  At several of the host farms will be guest area businesses and farms that produce fiber/yarn, photo cards, artisan beer, honey, pastry, wine, and pork.  Entrance to all of the farms is FREE (admission is charged to the corn maze at Dan-D Farms).  Special thanks to our major sponsor, Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI)!

Visit the Farm Crawl website at www.FarmCrawl.com for more details, maps and directions.  NO PETS - for the safety of our farm animals and guests, please leave your animals at home.  The eight farms include:

Blue Gate Farm (Jill Beebout & Sean Skeehan) - Certified Naturally Grown, chemical-free produce, pastured eggs, and honey bees benefit our CSA and markets.  Sample homemade jams, jellies and honey; guided tours of the gardens and season-extending high tunnels.  Guests: Peace Tree Brewing Co. (Knoxville), Aunt Louise’s Cinnamon Rolls (Russell), Glorybe Photo Cards (Columbia) and Still Waters Fiber Farm (Pleasantville).  Cookies & herb lemonade.

Coyote Run Farm (Matt Russell & Patrick Standley) - A 110 acre farm being rebuilt to profitability through relational marketing and sustainable agriculture with chemical-free produce & cut flowers, pastured poultry & eggs, hormone-free/ grass-fed and grain-fed beef, and mules. Self-tour the farm and high tunnel.  Refreshments available.

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