ASAP Farm Tour

These visitors remarked, "This isn't just a farm, it's really more of a sanctuary with an edible landscape." A fine compliment indeed!

One couple and their young son picked a quart of blueberries to take home after touring the property.

This young man had a grand time picking blueberries, though most of the ones he picked didn't wind up in the to-go container.

Another family's young daughter was delighted that she could actually eat flowers (nasturtiums and johnny jump-ups).

Our first year on the ASAP Family Farm Tour went quite well. Fifty nine folks from around the region visited the farm over the weekend — many more than we expected given our off-the-beaten-track location.

The two volunteers from ASAP were great. They greeted folks and picked berries for visitors to munch.

Other munchables we provided were fresh-baked bread that Lady, of BEe Healing, made Saturday morning (a rosemary-olive whole wheat) with herbed olive oil for dipping or fresh-made herbed farmer cheese for spreading (herbs fresh from the gardens and milk fresh from the cow), and iced herb tea made from our own mint and lavender.

It was difficult to be tour leader as well as photographer, but I did manage to catch the couple shots shown in this post.

In addition to touring the property to see the organic gardens, landscaping, handmade home, and farm animals, we had a Biochar demonstration on Saturday and a Micro-Hydro Power info-session on Sunday.

Family friend and alternative-power guru Mike Whitney of Ohmsteader – Solar Electric Power lead the hydro-power talks and helped set up the Biochar burn.

And of course, all the kids who came loved petting the horses, pigs and cows as well as munching fresh veggies and fruit as they circled through the property.

A great weekend all-in-all, and many thanks to everyone who came out!!

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