Thursday, February 19, 2009

Crawl On!

Last night we had a meeting of the farms that participate in Farm Crawl and everyone agreed that they wanted to do it again in 2009. So here's the first (un)official announcement...
Farm Crawl 2009 will happen on October 4th from 11:00am - 5:00pm.

For those of you unfamiliar with Farm Crawl, it is six independent family farm operations, all within a six mile radius of each other in south-central Iowa, hosting simultaneous open houses. You can enjoy a leisurely autumn day “crawling” from farm to farm (Okay, you don't actually crawl, you drive yourself between farms).

In addition to the "core" six farms, two additional area farms/ag businesses are hosted on participating farms. This year the group also decided to invite another area farm to join in the fun, so there will be seven farms to visit and nine independent families represented. Details to follow later.

Last year Farm Crawl brought more than 600 people out to rural, south/central Iowa for a beautiful fall day and we hope for similar turn out this year. So put it on your calendars now and then come out and join us the first Sunday in October!

9 comments:

clink said...

Jill -- I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. I love it so much -- I may steal it!

But I do have it on my calendar. And you will see Miss Effie and her Honey!

Keep us posted

Mia said...

Oh, I love this idea. I will be sure to attend!

BlueGate said...

Hey, thanks guys! Its been a great endeavor for us and our neighbors. Come on and join the maddness : )

BlueGate said...

Oh, and Cathy...bring your wheel with you. We host Willow Ridge Fiber farm at our place and we invite the PrairieSpinners to come out and join the fun!

girlwithasword said...

It's on the calender! Clink you HAVE to come spin with us - it is SO much fun!!!

Karen said...

I am so glad you're doing this again! And I love the weekend you've chosen - this year, going on the Farm Crawl was my birthday gift!

Mama Podkayne said...

Farm crawl is an awesome force. It really motivated us to move out here and start our dream early! Hopefully, someday, we'll be on it too! I am eagerly looking forward to it this year.

Ethan Book said...

Sounds good. I have learned so much for the Farm Crawl that is helping us as we get going on our Farm ... of course it has also helped us build relationships in the local area.

I look forward to coming out again and hopefully we'll see you before then.

Jennie said...

I love the farm crawl! I'm glad it will continue.