FARM TOUR

2016 Farm Tour Report!
Below are the numbers for our public event: 2016 Georgia Mountains Farm Tour! We are thrilled with the great turnout, and thank you to everyone involved with the event and our sponsors. I will be sharing farmer and guest survey responses with those famers who participated, and look forward to hosting an incrementally better Farm Tour in the future. We plan to skip a year and resume this awesome public event in 2018. 

Thanks for your interest in a more robust and collaborative local food scene in Northeast Georgia!

Andrew Linker
Andrew.NGLG@gmail.com
770.530.3287



Did you attend the 2016 Farm Tour? Take our Guest Survey to help us do it better!



  • Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26, 2016
  • Choose from over a dozen family farms to tour
  • Tour hours are from 1pm-6pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Cost is $35 per carload for this two-day event
  • Bring coolers to buy straight from the farms
  • Enjoy locally sourced meals from suggested food stops
  • Like/share our Facebook event!
Buy a pass during the event (designated stops for purchasing brochure):

SAT: 
  • 11-1pm Copper Pot Gardens 150 Pristine Drive, Clarkesville, GA 30523  
  • 1-6pm Wauka Meadows Sustainable Farm 5727 Cleveland Hwy Clermont, GA 30527
  • 1-6pm LoganBerry Heritage Farm 2660 Adair Mill Rd, Cleveland, GA 30528
SUN: 
  • 11:30-1pm Red Barn Cafe 2592 Old 441 South, Tiger, GA 30576
  • 1-6pm Mill Gap Farm 63 Mill Gap Lane, Tiger, GA 30576
Your brochure is your weekend pass
One weekend pass is good for a carload of up to eight people!
All Meals are suggested and purchased separately

Saturday Lunch: 
(1)Copper Pot Gardens (cash only)
150 Pristine Drive, Clarkesville, GA 30523

Saturday Dinner: 
(10)Harvest Habersham (reservations required 706-754-0056)
1362 Washington Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523
    Sunday Lunch: 
    (11)Red Barn Cafe at Tiger Mtn Vineyards (reservations suggested 706-782-4777)
    2592 Old 441 S, Tiger, GA 30576

    Sunday Dinner: 
    (19)Fortify Kitchen and Bar (reservations required 706-782-0050)
    69 N Main St, Clayton, GA 30525


    PLAN YOUR TOUR 1-6pm - click here to see brochure online
    Bring cash and coolers for purchasing farm products

    Saturday Farms:
    (2)Valley Farm at Toccoa Falls College
    107 Kincaid Dr, Toccoa Falls, GA 30598 | view on map | see description

    (3)Dances with Bees
    680 Rocky Ridge Trail, Cornelia, GA 30531 | view on map | see description

    (4)Roberts Family Blueberry Farm
    5517 Clarks Bridge Rd, Clermont, GA 30527 | view on map | see description

    (5)Wauka Meadows Sustainable Farm
    5727 Cleveland Hwy Clermont, GA 30527 | view on map | see description

    (6)Glo-Crest Dairy
    5909 Bowen Bridge Rd, Clermont, GA 30527 | view on map | see description

    (7)Bramberi Farm & Gardens
    19 Pierces Pond Rd, Murrayville, GA 30564 | view on map | see description

    (8)LoganBerry Heritage Farm
    2660 Adair Mill Rd, Cleveland, GA 30528 | view on map | see description

    (9)Grove Place Farm
    1526 GA-255, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571 | view on map | see description
    Sunday Farms: 
    (12)The Stack Farm 
    1077 Bethel Rd, Tiger, GA 30576 | view on map | see description

    (13)Mill Gap Farm
    63 Mill Gap Lane, Tiger, GA 30576 | view on map | see description

    (14)Timpson Creek Farm
    6093 US-76, Clayton, GA 30525 | view on map | see description

    (15)Wolffork Valley Farm
    2330 Wolffork Rd Rabun Gap, GA 30568 | view on map | see description

    (16)Sylvan Falls Mill B&B
    156 Taylors Chapel Rd, Rabun Gap, GA 30568 | view on map | see description

    (17)Chattooga Belle Farm
    454 Damascus Church Rd, Long Creek, SC 29658 | view on mapsee description

    (18)Blue Ridge Honey Company
    6306 U.S. 441, Lakemont, GA 30552 | view on map | see description
    View in a new tab: https://goo.gl/6knlJj
    Some areas do not have good cell reception!


    • (Full) Glen-Ella Spring: Receive 35% Farm Tour discount with no minimum stay for Queen Rooms at the premier Glen-Ella Spring! Special Farm Tour discount for Saturday June 25 only honored by phone reservation: 706-754-7295
    • (Full) Sylvan Falls Mill Bed and Breakfast: www.sylvanfallsmill.com/reservations
    • We have all the volunteers we need this year! THANKS


    FAQ's
    Q: Are all farms open both days?
    A: No, farms are only open to the public on the day they are listed  (Saturday or Sunday). Please respect the 1-6pm tour times and double check that you are visiting the farms on the correct day. 

    Q: Where do I start!?
    A: All farms are open between 1-6pm on their scheduled days and the tour is self-guided; you get to choose where and when you want to go! We suggest planning to visit 3 to 4 farms per day. That being said, the designated meal stop for Saturday Lunch is at Copper Pot Gardens and Sunday is at the Red Barn Cafe at Tiger Mountain Vineyard, so many will decide to start their journey there. Note that meal stops are BEFORE and AFTER the 1-6pm tour hours to not cut into the Tour hours! 

    Q: Do you offer one day passes?
    A: Unfortunately not, but we think a carload of people visiting farms on only one day is still worth more than the cost of a weekend pass

    Q: Can I bring my dog?
    A: No pets allowed on farms. Thanks for understanding!

    Q: Will there be food for us to sample at these farms?  
    A: Farm products (i.e. fruits, honey, veggies) will be available for sale at most if not all farms. Some Farms may choose to have samples available.

    Q: How much do meals cost?
    Restaurants requiring reservations are considered "Farm-to-Table," meaning they source from the local farms and prices are dependent on the availability of local foods that week.

    Q: What is included in weekend pass:
    A: Access to personalized tours from small-scale, diversified, diversified farmers; a six page brochure providing planning tips, navigation tools, contact info, and what you can see, do, hear, eat, and purchase at each stop on both days, and a discounts on lodging and wine. This tour also brings a sense of community through meeting like-minded folks seeking authentic experiences surrounding local food, and connects people/businesses to farmers they may have never known existed. We hope you'll join us and support the cause for creating a more vibrant local food scene through the foundation of sustainable farming in this region!

    Q: Who can I contact to answer all my questions!?
    A: Organizer: Andrew 503-758-8488 GMFNfarmtour@gmail.com




    Special thanks to Tour guests donating at the $100 level:
    Bruce Selfon, Rhonda Mealor, and Daniel Sammons



    2 comments:

    1. What is included in the fee? And how do you know what it available at each farm?

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      1. Hi-- Included in weekend pass: Access to personalized tours from small-scale diversified farmers; a six page brochure providing planning tips, navigation tools, contact info, and what you can see, do, hear, eat, and purchase at each stop on both days, and a discount on lodging. This tour also brings a sense of community through meeting like-minded folks seeking authentic experiences surrounding local food, and connects people/businesses to farmers they may have never known existed. The brochure is your car pass, and will be mailed to you if purchased by June 15. We hope you'll join us and support the cause for creating a more vibrant local food scene through the foundation of sustainable farming in this region! Call or email 503-758-8488 GMFNfarmtour@gmail.com

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