Eight farms will be open to the public on Saturday, September 18 to show the bounty of local agriculture and give Clark County residents an opportunity to tour and meet their area farmers. With nearly two thousand farms throughout Clark County providing fresh produce and meats, this is a great opportunity to introduce the family to the farmers who make our local agriculture strong.
Three new farms will join the tour this year, including Get to Gather Farm, Dilish Farm, and the 78th St. Heritage Farm where tours will be hosted by Clark County Food Systems Council as well as several other community partners. The other farms that are part of this celebration are Baurs Corner Farm, Serendipity Alpaca Ranch, Gather and Feast Farm, Coyote Ridge Ranch, and Gifts of the Planet Farm.
Farms will offer a variety of fun-filled events such as animal petting, self-guided tours, U-pick vegetables and flowers, a hayride, live music, and photo ops with alpacas. Participants will be able to meet their local farmers; purchase fresh produce, U-pick, cut flowers, and other farm products; see alpacas, chickens, Scottish Highland Cows, Icelandic sheep and other livestock; and tour vegetable fields and flower gardens.
This year’s Harvest Celebration will also feature three local farms that have been recognized by WSU Clark County Extension for showing a commitment to stewardship. Get to Gather Farm, Serendipity Alpaca Ranch and Gifts of the Planet Farm have been awarded a Doing Our Part for Clean Water sign, for implementing practices that protect clean water and natural resources.
Let’s all stay safe! Socially distance. Wear masks indoors. Mask up outdoors when it’s not possible to socially distance. The map and farm descriptions and more information is available online at http://go.wsu.edu/smallacreage.