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Exciting Things Are Coming To The Farm!

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We can’t say enough about our amazing crew! This winter they have put in sooo many hours building/planning/clearing/updating/painting/throwing hay…you name it, they’ve been doing it! ..And we cannot say thank you enough to them for working so hard doing so! ¬†We have so much going on and I wanted to make sure you all stayed in the loop! ūüôā¬†

One of the many things we have planned to add to our Agritourism department is on site farm camping! ¬†These campsites are amazing…and I am not just saying that because I work here! If extreme privacy, sleeping outside, river front, fresh veggies, and nature are your thing, these sites are made for you! From late April to early November, you’ll be able to be set up right beside a beautiful veggie/corn field and a river you can float down-what could be better for camping!?! You can even schedule a hayride farm tour while you stay! Make sure to keep up with our Facebook page to see pics and more information! ūüôā¬†

The Agritourism department is also getting busy with planning some awesome farm tours and events this year! ¬†Let us know if you have a group (any age) that is interested in seeing how a true farm runs! We’ll take you on a hayride around our fields, look at equipment, plant or pick produce (depending on the time of year), and learn about various growing techniques! We can even take a dip in the river to cool off if you’d like! Besides the farm tours, we are opening our barn/property for events this year! ¬†We already have a few events in the works but would love to have more! ¬†Keep us in mind if you have a birthday (any age), business luncheon, or get togethers–we’d love to have ya’ll!!¬†

Make sure to keep up with us on Facebook or check our website for more updated information and pictures of what’s happening around here!¬†

 

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North River Farms Tours

There’s just something about a farm that gets people interested. Children are fascinated by farms as soon they can push¬†toy¬†tractors across the floor. Some of the most beloved children’s songs are about farmers–Old MacDonald, The Farmer in the Dell, and B-I-N-G-O all teach kids¬†from an early age that farms are important and fun to learn about.

Perhaps what’s most interesting about farms is that we all, every one of us, depend on them. We might supplement with backyard gardens and homegrown veggies, but the truth of the matter is that we’d all go hungry without farmers growing the bulk of our food. Farms intrigue us because we know they are vital to our survival.

And while most of us would admit to having at least a passing interest in farming, few people are able to say that they truly understand what happens on an everyday basis at a working farm.¬†Sure, we enjoy the produce from farms and¬†the scenery of a¬†field just before the hay is cut, but most people don’t have all the knowledge they’d like to have about farming practices.

For those of you who are curious about farming, and would like to better understand what goes into a successful operation, North River Farms offers farm tours at our Mills River property. Consisting of an hour-long, informative, guided hay-ride, the farm tour is an authentic, entertaining way to educate yourself about farming.

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The farm tour is ideal for large groups. If you’re a member or leader of a club or social group, or just part of a group of friends¬†who wants to learn¬†about farming, contact us¬†to make an appointment.¬†

We can’t promise that you’ll leave ready to start your own farm, but we can promise that you’ll leave with a lot more knowledge than you came in with. And the next time you overhear a conversation about farming, you’ll be able to join in with some insight from your authentic¬†farm experience!

What parts of farming do you find especially interesting? Let us know in the comments!