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From the Ground Up Farm Tour: Summer Evening Tour

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Elmwood Stock Farm

Paris Rd.

Georgetown, KY 40324

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A leaf of lettuce has quite a journey to get to your salad plate. It’s not just miles that it travels—though lettuce can travel more than 2,000 miles if it’s not grown locally—but the transformation it makes from seed to food and the way it interacts with the soil biology that’s pretty amazing. On this Elmwood Stock Farm From the Ground Up Farm Tour, visitors will view this sixth-generation, organic, family farm in Georgetown, Ky., to understand how food gets to their plate without the use of chemical pesticides. The tour is not just about the lettuce, either! There are chickens, cows, turkeys, pigs and sheep to see; about 40 other vegetable varieties to talk about; and all of the farm’s wildlife, beneficial insects, bird life and soil life to explore. Home gardeners, too, will learn new ideas to put to work themselves.

“We want to do these ‘From the Ground Up’ Farm Tours because we really want people to learn about what they’re eating, how that food is grown, who grows it, and how their food choices affect their own health and the health of their communities,” says Elmwood Stock Farm’s Mac Stone. “Last year’s Daytime Tour and Culinary Farm Tour Series drew dozens of people interested in the health, ecology and economy of locally grown, organic food, and we are building on that for the farm tours this year.”

About This Farm Tour

Elmwood Stock Farm tours are designed to educate adults and kids about how food gets from the farm to your plate.

These events will be held rain or shine, except in the event of severe weather.

Please plan to arrive 10 minutes before the event start time so that the tour may begin at 5:45 p.m.

To gain the full experience, wear comfortable shoes that you don't mind getting dirty, pants that allow you to kneel to examine the soil, and protection from the sun (or rain). Please note that this is a working farm, so electric fences are on, children need to be supervised by the adults who brought them, and pets are not allowed.

Directions will be emailed to everyone who registers so that you can find the correct farm entrance and the starting point for this event.

About the Farm Tour Series

Mac will lead the From the Ground Up Farm Tours on three Wednesday mornings and three Monday evenings through the spring, summer and fall. (See the full schedule on the Elmwood Stock Farm website.) Anyone who knows Mac knows that these tours will be educational but also entertaining, full of Mac’s personal stories from years of working in agriculture.

More dates and special events may be added to the From the Ground Up Farm Tours lineup as the season progresses. Follow Elmwood Stock Farm on Facebook, like Elmwood Stock Farm on Instagram, and sign up for Elmwood Stock Farm’s biweekly enewsletter for updates.

About Elmwood Stock Farm

Elmwood Stock Farm, in Georgetown, Ky., is a sixth-generation family farm that began as a producer of Black Angus breeding-stock cattle. The cattle are still an important part of the farm ecosystem and farm business, though over the past decade, the farm has branched out to produce a variety of organic vegetables, fruits, meats and eggs. Elmwood is committed to healthy and wholesome production of superior, high-quality, fresh farm products. Organic certification and close family involvement ensure that safe and sustainable farming practices are followed, livestock are well cared for, and land and water conservation remain a priority. Elmwood's produce, eggs and meats can be found at farmers markets, local restaurants and grocery stores, and through its CSA farm-share in Kentucky and Cincinnati.

Book Your Own Tour

Elmwood Stock Farm also offers customized tours for groups of all ages interested in food, farming, gardening, nature, livestock and poultry, and the food-health connection, and the farmers travel to speak to groups and conferences, as well. Please visit elmwoodstockfarm.com/events-page to book your own tour or speaker.

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