The Boone County Farm Tour will take place on Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. A map is available by clicking here. You can also learn more by visiting our website at www.boonecountyfarmtour.com.
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Sunday, June 23, 2013
BARKER’S BLACKBERRY HILL WINERY Allow about 30 minutes for your visit.
16629 Mt. Zion Verona Rd.
Jimmy Barker's winery was the first established commercial winery in the state of Kentucky, in business since 1990. They make most of their wine from blackberries. Berries will just be getting ripe in June, but you can pick your own blackberries in July and August. Wine tasting and tours of the winery and vineyards will be available throughout the day. See how much work goes into making the wine that you enjoy. Quilt Trail Barn.
Friday, June 21, 2013
WHEELRIM ALPACAS Allow 30 – 120 minutes for your visit.
2089 Stephenson Mill Road
Verona, KY 41092
This family farm, founded in 1977, raised Kentucky Pleasure Walking Horses, tobacco, and Hereford cattle. In 2009 they added alpacas to the cattle operation on their 14 acres. Learn about raising alpacas and touch an alpaca. Children’s activities: crafts, alpaca obstacle course, llama treks. Farm store features alpaca-fiber products & gifts. Tour features: EB's handmade soaps; Thirty One with Nicole Gleason; Kentucky Monthly with Steve Vest, hosting a book reading. Music by Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers and Lauren Houston with Friends. Visit the Di-H'RD farm equipment display.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
VERONA VINEYARDS, LLC Allow 30 – 45 minutes for your visit. FOOD
13815 Walton-Verona Road
Verona, KY 41092
This family-owned business produces estate wines unique to the area. Home to the George-Vest house built in 1842. Visit the winery, walk the 3-acre vineyard and learn to prune vines for maximum growth and ripeness. You can visit with the Baby Doll Sheep that help to keep the vineyard trim! Wine tasting will also be available. You'll also be able to save time and visit the Sun Sugar Farms booth featuring CRESBI Crates with Sun Sugar Sun Cherry Tomatoes and edamame available later this year (www.SunSugarFarms.com). Note: Wheelchairs may not be able to travel in the vineyard.
Monday, June 17, 2013
BENTON FAMILY FARM Allow about 90 minutes for your visit. FOOD
11896 Old Lexington Pike
Walton, KY 41094
Tour available until 2:00 p.m.
This fourth generation family farm, founded in 1941, was once a large cattle and tobacco producer. It is now open for the public to come and learn about agriculture. Feed the barnyard animals, shear a sheep, milk a cow, brush a calf, and visit with our goats, llama, pigs, and turkeys. We invite you to the farm to learn the value of agriculture. Food, crafts & quilts, and other farm products for sale.
JANE’S SADDLEBAG Allow 60 minutes for your visit. FOOD
13989 Ryle Road
Union, KY 41091
Jane’s Saddlebag is a 35-acre complex with a restored “Saddlebag” home and an original smokehouse, a natural amphitheater featuring a 1700s replica flatboat, children’s village with themed buildings, wine gift shop and petting zoo, which is a paid amenity. The main building features homemade food and beverages for sale. Fun for the whole family. Like us on Facebook.