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FARMER BRAD ON TOUR
We are members of:
the unique experience of visiting a successful small family farm.
We will share with you how we manage our land and incorporate vegetable
production with animal husbandry to provide a balanced system allowing us to
provide our community with nutrient dense food. Our hope is that
whether you are interested in learning more about local food production or
perhaps how to grow your own food, you will pass this information on to the
next generation and be inspired to take part in the local food revolution.
What to See and Discuss...
The Fruit Orchard
Vegetable Field Production
Herbs and Perennial Crops
Backyard Intensive Gardening and Edible
Compost Tea Brewing (Technical Tour)
Cover Crops (Technical Tour)
Soil Amendments and Building (Technical Tour)
Rotational Grazing (Technical Tour)
The Family Milk Cow (Technical Tour)
Horse Power on the Farm (Technical Tour)
Pest & Disease Controls (Technical Tour)
Farm Marketing (Technical Tour)
Community Supported Agriculture (Technical Tour)
Plan Your Farm Tour...
A one hour tour sharing the general aspects of food
production on our small family farm. Available most Friday mornings by
appt. Activities are available at an additional charge. Ideal for
small groups and families. $100 minimum or $25 per family.
Tour/Field Trip: Larger school groups can enjoy a basic farm
tour with activities. We require one adult chaperone for every 5
children. Picnics are welcome if you take home your own trash.
Activities are available at an additional charge. $100 minimum or $5
Tour: For those more interested in the technical aspects
of organic/sustainable food production on a small family farm.
Instructional tour is given by Farmer Brad discussing details of our food
production system. Available most Friday mornings and Sunday afternoons
by appt. $250 for up to 5 people plus $50 per additional person.
Email for an appointment >>
Horse Drawn Wagon Ride: Enjoy
a wagon ride around the farm pulled by our team of horses driven by
Farmer Brad. $100 minimum or $5 per person..
Picnic on the Farm: Bring your
own lunch and snacks. We have picnic tables and a great view.
You can feed the worms your leftovers, but bring home your own trash.
FREE with your tour.
Pick Your Own: As the
season allows enjoy harvesting blackberries, strawberries, green beans,
carrots and more. $5 per person.
Plant Your Own: Help us
sow seeds in the greenhouse or directly in the soil in our Learning
Center. $50 minimum or $2 per person
When the season allows, get your hands dirty milking a cow! $100
Everyone enjoys hand grinding feed for the chickens and the birds enjoy
it too! $50
Farm Rules & Agreements...
Everyone will need to bring water
and wear clothes appropriate for the farm. We will be in the sun most of the
time and there is the potential for muddy areas depending on how wet the
weather has been, so boots or close toed shoes and long pants are recommended
as well as sun protection if it is still hot.
For our School Groups:
I agree to stay with the group
I agree to be gentle and quiet
with the animals
I understand that there are
electric fences and that I will not touch any fence without permission.
I agree to walk and not run or
climb on fences/equipment.
I agree to use my quiet voice and
I agree to raise my hand if I
have a question or I need to use the bathroom.
I agree to HAVE FUN (and a sense
Brad Stufflebeam, "His goal is to introduce
farming skills to generations of Americans and his enthusiasm for his life's
work is contagious" - Dr. Monty Dozier, Texas Cooperative Extension
food movement 'guru'" -
County Line Magazine,
Brad Stufflebeam, "A pioneer of the local food movement in the Lone Star
State" - Mike Barnett, Texas Agriculture Magazine
"If you can grow food, itís empowering. Itís
powerful. In fact, I would say, growing food is one of the most
dangerous occupations on the face of this earth. Because, when you grow
your own food, you are in danger of becoming free." Ė Jules