Explore farm country and celebrate the growing season in historic Washington County on Saturday, August 27th by attending the 7th Annual Home Grown Farm Tour and Field Dinner. The event kicks off at the Washington County Courthouse Farmer’s Market in Potosi, MO with an information booth, and local craft displays along side market delights of produce, homemade jams, breads and honey.
Set out from the Courthouse Square with your farm tour maps on the free, self-guided tour featuring 13 venues highlighting the diversity of local farms and nearly 250 years of history in Washington County. We also offer 3 hour guided tours for $8 on an air conditioned van to selected sites. Visit a Goat Farm, get lost in a corn maze, experience an Ozark hiking Trail, explore a local vineyard and winery, discover ancient Indian artifacts, visit a working cattle ranch or shop for antiques, local crafts and fresh produce. There is something for everyone! The farmer’s market opens at 8 am and most farms are ready for visitors by 10 am.
Enjoy lunch while benefitting the Farm Tour Agriculture Scholarship by purchasing a locally-sourced BLT or pork loin box lunch at the Courthouse or sample some of the Old Caledonian B&B’s cuisine featuring house-made country herb sausage and sides in Caledonia. Both lunches are $12 each and limited to first come, first served. Call 573-438-8555 to reserve a box lunch.
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$500 HOME-GROWN FARM TOUR GRANT AVAILABLE
2016 Washington County Homegrown Farm Tour is offering a $500 Agri/Business grant to a local person producing agricultural products here in Washington County.
General guidelines are:
Examples the grant money could be used for include: garden structure, education, professional services, product development, roadside stand, chicken house, etc.
To apply, please send: