The Piedmont Farm Tour passed like a whirlwind over our farm last weekend. Before Saturday afternoon, we managed to mow, weed, and label our way to a halfway decent looking farm. Over the course of the weekend, we logged 200 visitors, which we were quite proud of considering that this was our first year on the tour. Although it was a completely exhausting experience, we look forward to the opportunity to do it again in future years.
In addition to seeing lots of smiling faces on the folks using our trails and generally relaxing as they strolled through the farm, we also noted a lot of folks that were keenly interested in the types of crops we were growing. We labeled as many rows as we could, and folks seemed to gravitate towards the most unusual (tea, bay, holy basil, etc.).
Tour participants also asked lots of questions about the logistics of running the farm, to Rickie’s delight. If someone is willing to listen, he could talk about pumps, filters, organic standards, water quality and biodiversity, etc. all day long. Luckily this group wasn’t easily bored!
If you haven’t been on the farm tour before, go ahead and put it on your calendar for next year (usually the last weekend in April) and come visit us!