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5th Annual Kenton Co. Farm Harvest Tour Promises Down-On-The-Farm Fun

The 5th Annual Kenton County Farm Harvest Tour will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015.

This self-guided tour features some of Kenton County’s finest farms, exciting interactive activities, and the chance to discover the roots of food and ornamentals that are grown in our region.

“For this year we are pleased to announce that there will be souvenir t-shirts sold to celebrate the 5th anniversary of our Farm Tour,” said Michele Stanton, Horticulture Agent for Kenton County. “We have had requests from farm visitors for t-shirts in past shows, and this year Cincinnati company Rust Coast will be at Ed Mar Dairy selling souvenir t-shirts,” she continued.  

Again this self-guided tour will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m. This year, Redman’s Farm and Winery and Atwood Hill Winery are both open until dark. 

The participating farms for 2015 are:

Independence Farmers Market at the Independence Court House. Buy local fresh fruit, honey and delicious vegetables.

NKY Horse Network at the Kenton County Fair Grounds will spotlight everything equine, with riding demonstrations and showcase different breeds.

Kenton County Extension Service will feature the vegetable and ornamental gardens around the Outdoor Education Center, stop by for the kids scavenger hunt.

Redman’s Farm and Winery in Morning View. Learn about grapes from vine to wine, enjoy he petting barn, and ride the barrel train.

Poverty Hollow Farm in Morning View. Jump on a wagon to the pumpkin patch, see the dozens of gourd and pumpkin varieties, and taste the sweet honey.

Funke’s Hickory Ridge Farm on Alexander Road in Morning View is a picturesque Kentucky cattle farm. Learn about the importance of wildlife and see the native grasses that once covered this region.

Triple J Farm on Rich Road in Piner features black angus cattle and a south African boer goat herd.  Locally raised meats will be available for sale.

Honey Locust Farm on Madison Pike in Piner. Come early and have a pancake breakfast, see the calves, and learn about food from farm to fork. See how this farm was rebuilt after the 2012 tornado and now is an event venue for the community.

Free Radical Ranch on Bracht-Piner Road in Morning View. See the Suri alpacas, see demonstrations of processing alpaca wool, and see a dairy goat being milked.

Rising Phoenix Farm on Madison Pike in Morning View. This hormone and antibiotic free farm runs a rare and endangered heritage cow herd. Visit other barnyard friends like pigs and lots of poultry.

Atwood Hill Winery on Spillman Road in Morning View features picturesque vineyard and tasting room where you can enjoy a quintessential Kentucky homestead.  Winemakers will be on hand to answer your questions.

Ed-Mar Dairy on Walton-Nicholson Road in Walton. Learn where milk comes from and how butter and ice cream are made. Have you ever seen a robot milk a cow?

Kenton County Library-Durr Branch on Walton Nicholson Road is rich with local history see Farmer Jason perform at 1:00 p.m., chicken rodeo at 2 p.m. and see a farm life photo display. Fun for the kids.

For brochures and more information, please call the Kenton County Cooperative Extension Service at 859-356-3155. 

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