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Self-Guided Farm Tours at Golden Apple Family Farm | Open Farm Week 2021

1052 Whalley Rd
Charlotte, VT 05445

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Mon, Aug. 9, 2021 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Join the Golden Apple Family Farm at your leisure to walk the farm and perennial gardens! Illustrated maps will be provided to help you on your self-guided tour. 

While you walk down the aisles of the orchard, you will see hives of pollinators and Golden Apple's heritage chicken layers and their many-colored eggs. Cooling down in the mud, Mangalitsa pigs, Midnight and Buttercup, will welcome you with snorts. Their Finnsheep will be in the fields helping to regenerate the soil and clear the grasses. As you weave in and out of the perennial beds, new colors will greet you at every turn.

Chicken and other products will be available for purchase at the farm stand!

Stop by at a time that works for you between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm on Monday, August 9th, Wednesday, August 11th, and/or Friday, August 13th.

The Golden Apple Family Farm is remembered fondly as a pick-your-own orchard that began more than 50 years ago.  Over time the property evolved as it changed hands and shifted focus to perennial gardens and rare cultivars. Since 2017, the Herringtons have been committed to honoring both histories of the property. Their vision is to create a space for the community to appreciate the beauty and diversity of the gardens while bringing the property back to agricultural productivity and restorative biodiversity. As they put effort into recovering the orchard, they introduced and supported hives of pollinators. They followed with heritage chicken layers and their many-colored eggs, while adding pastured-raised broilers and turkeys over the last few years. Recently they have welcomed Mangalitsa pigs and a small flock of dual-purpose Finnsheep to help regenerate the soil and add to the future offerings of the farm. 

 

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