Twin Oaks Farm tour Oct. 16, 2011

October 3, 2011

Entrance to Twin Oaks Farm. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Enjoy a day of workshops on a Certified Organic farm

As one of the featured farms on the New Leaf Market Farm Tour, Twin Oaks Farm is hosting a day of workshops and farm tours on Oct. 16, 2011.

Twin Oaks Farm is a 94-acre Certified Organic farm located in Holmes County, Florida. Twin Oaks raise chickens and ducks for egg and meat production, their hens are fed a certified organic mix of grains without soy. They roam freely on pasture all day long eating grass, scratching for bugs and having fun being chickens. Our ducks and our broilers are raised the same way.

Head over to Twin Oaks Farm in Bonifay and enjoy a day of demonstrations and workshops at an organic farm.

Farm tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m  and 3 p.m.

Workshop ongoing throughout the day :
Build your own solar oven:
Solar cooking is the simplest, safest, and most convenient way to cook food without consuming fuels or heating up the kitchen. Learn all about making and using solar ovens with Carol Gagliardi. Carol will show you how to build your own working solar oven out of cardboard.

Micro-greens and sprouts:
Join Chandra Hartman of Moonlight Micro-Farm to learn to grow your own nutritious sprouts and microgreens from seeds. Growing your own greens is a rewarding adventure that can be accomplished in a limited space with minimal resources.
Sprouting provides a foundation that can be readily adapted to interests in gardening, food security or nutrition. Sprouting is also a great activity to engage children in growing and learning about the origin of food.
Chandra will have her heirloom and organic seeds selection for sale as well as sprouting starter kits.

All about Raw Food:
Raw Food Chef Jenifer Kuntz,  owner of Raw & Juicy Organic Juice Bar will be offering raw food demonstrations on Green Smoothies from the garden, foods not to eat raw, protein sources for vegans, grain preparation and tips on dehydrating and how to open a coconut.
Jenifer will have delicious dehydrated items available for sample and for sale.

The SoapPedaler, Celeste Cobena will be there with her line of organic soaps and skin care products. Besides using organic components and essential oils, Celeste use locally produced ingredients from local honey and cream to our own duck eggs in her organic soap.

Our shop will be open and all our goodies from eggs to preserves and from chickens to chutney will be available for sale….(good idea to bring a cooler)

Lunch under the oak tree …
Light lunch, featuring the farm own products, will be available for purchase.

A few tips :
Close and comfortable shoes, the farm tour is a walking tour …
No pets
No smoking
Thank you for respecting our bio security zone

Driving to the farm:
I-10 to Bonifay exit (#112), go north on SR 79 for 7.5 miles
over a small bridge with kids playground at the corner of SR79 and Creek Road
Turn west into Creek Road
3207 Creek Road.