Wed September 18, 2013
Earth Calendar for September 18th and September 19th
The 2013 Kenton County Farm Harvest Tour will take place on Saturday, September 21st ~ rain or shine ~ from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. This self-guided tour features some of Kenton County’s finest farms, exciting interactive activities and the chance to discover the roots of food grown in our region.
Tour-goers can get up close to a real dairy operation at EdMar Dairy, purchase their fall pumpkins at The Pumpkin Patch, take a hayride at Poverty Hollow Farms, and learn about heritage livestock at Rising Phoenix Farm. You may also enjoy produce from the Independence Farmers’ Market, taste the local vintage at Atwood Hill Winery and Redman’s Farm and Winery, visit a bramble berry patch at Bright Star Acres, and even take a short trip down the bayou to Bluegrass Shrimp and Fish Farm. If you would like to experience farm animals up close, then Triple J Beef and Goat Farm is your place. Flower lovers will love the 2,000 sq. ft. U-pick-bouquet-cut-flower field at Kenton County Extension Office. For those who grew up on a farm or have always wanted to see into the workings of cattle operations don’t miss Hickory Ridge Farms. Halt-N-Salut Equestrian Center will be featuring Kentucky’s beautiful horse industry in their riding arena.
You can pick up schedules at the Extension office at 10990 Marshall Rd. (off KY 16), Covington, KY 41015. For more information, please visit the website.
On Our Calendar: Everyone in the community is invited to enjoy the gardens and join in some old-fashioned, low tech, fun and games with the family at Granny’s Garden School, Sunday, September 29th from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm!
Pick a Bouquet, explore the Nature Trail or tour the gardens! The event includes free mini pumpkins and games for the kids and a perennial plant exchange. For perennial exchange guidelines and more info on the event, please go to Granny's Garden School website and click on: Harvest Celebration.