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Butler County Farm Tour

Categorized as: Farmers Markets
Event tags: farm, tour, agriculture

Description:

Free drive-it-yourself tour of local farms. Hands on and family friendly. Meet the hardworking faces who grow our food and harvest fiber. Click each farm name for more details.

Asgard Acres Alpaca Farm

180 Nursery Rd., Renfrew, PA 16053

Learn: care of alpacas and what products can be made from alpaca fiber

Do: watch spinning/weaving demos, make "alpaca soap," see the obstacle course, and work with 4-H alpacas

Shop: products made from alpaca fleece - sweaters, hats, socks, gloves and more

Eat: hot dogs and food from the Butler County Alpaca 4-H Club

Harvest Valley Farms

130 Ida Lane, Valencia, PA 16059

Learn: the parts of and life cycle of bees, and the history of the farm

Do: watch yarn spinning demo, get your face painted, take a hayride, go through the straw tunnel and cornstalk maze, meet farm animals, enjoy live music, and check out huge displays

Shop: apples, pumpkins, cider, fall squash, pies, cookies, pumpkin rolls, honey, jams and jellies, straw, and corn stalks

Eat: hot dogs, hot and cold cider, coffee, hot chocolate, hot pretzels, cookies, potato chips, pepperoni rolls, and apple dumplings

Santa's Heritage Farm

211 Hespenheide Rd., Mars, PA 16046

Learn: felting and spinning of alpaca fiber, growing fodder for animals and small-scale aquaponics

Do: felting, phone photo treaure hunt, pork raffle

Shop: rainbow eggs, hams, pork chops, bacon, sausage, alpaca socks, gloves, scarfs, felting kits, bags of topsoil and raffle tickets for 40 pounds of pork (3/$5 or 7/$10)

Eat: Twelve Oaks Mansion will serve a farm to table lunch/dinner of heritage pork on the farm, under a tent. $8 to $12 per customer. Gristmill Brewhouse will serve beer samples to pair with the pork.

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