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!