Date(s) - Sunday, Sep 20, 2015
12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Green Heron Growers
The Taste of Nature: Farm Tour will take place 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 at Green Heron Growers, 2361 Waits Corners Road, Panama. This event is part of Jamestown Audubon Nature Center’s Taste of Nature series.
On the two-hour tour that begins at 2 p.m., you can learn how Steve and Julie Rockcastle work with the land to raise meat and produce for conscious eaters who value quality products, animal welfare and good stewardship of the land.
When you arrive, you will join the Rockcastles for a walking tour of the shiitake yard. You will be able to take in the sights and sounds of the land, as you walk through the trailed forest.
Next the group will head over to the pasture to see Penelope and Zydeco Billy, the resident goats, and to catch a glimpse of the cow show. Every afternoon, Steve moves his cows to fresh pasture, and it is a sight to see when these happy beasts kick up their hooves.
Cost for the tour is $16; for Friends of the Jamestown Audubon Nature Center, $12.
The Green Heron Growers have added a Farm to Fork Harvest Lunch to the day. For an additional fee of $25 per person, you can arrive at noon to enjoy a lunch that includes heritage grass-fed beef, organic shiitake mushrooms, vegetables, fruit, and cheese from the Reverie Creamery.
Reservations are required by Thursday, Sept. 17. You can register for the lunch, tour or both. Call 569-2345 during business hours or register online (scroll about halfway down the page for the Farm Tour).