PolkFresh Farm Tour Sept. 22Published 7:18pm Thursday, September 20, 2012
Looking for a way to celebrate the first day of fall tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 22?
Explore the farms, barns and vineyards of Polk County on the third annual PolkFresh Farm Tour. The tour includes many local agricultural gems that aren’t always open to the public. Come face to face with owners, growers and breeders, who will share first-hand experiences of their journeys in the area.
More than 15 stops will be highlighted on this year’s one-day tour, which is sponsored by the Mill Spring Agricultural Center. Some of the past favorites are on the tour again, such as Nelon Knoll Farm, Emerald Springs Farm and Overmountain Vineyards, and many new additions have been made as well, such as Found Feather Farm, Achin’ Back Farm and Parker-Binns Winery.
Standard vehicle passes will be available that allow as many people as can fit in the vehicle to take part in the tour. Vehicle passes will be sold on site at the Mill Spring Ag Center’s Farm Store, Achin’ Back Acres, Found Feather Farm, Nelon Knoll and Overmountain Winery.
If you have a vehicle pass, you are in control of your day. It is suggested that you choose the top five places you want to see and fill in from there. See below for information about what each stop has to offer. You can also visit www.polkcountyfarms.org for a map and more information. Farm tour books as well as maps will be provided at each of the stops along the tour on Saturday.