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Soil Sisters: South Central Wisconsin Women in Sustainable Agriculture Farm Tour Day

Soil Sisters: South Central Wisconsin Women in Sustainable Agriculture Farm Tour Day

farm tour day

Sunday, September 8, 2013

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

www.soilsisterswi.org

Celebrate local agriculture on September 8 by visiting small family farms led by Wisconsin women committed to a healthy, fresh future for our communities. From eggplants to emus, sheep to solar energy, bed & breakfasts to beef – these seven farms on the tour offer a unique diversity of farm experiences showcasing the summer’s bounty in one afternoon.

Soil Sisters highlights a cross-section of women farmers in south central Wisconsin, representing one of the fastest growing groups of new growers prioritizing small-scale, diversified, community-focused agriculture. The Soil Sisters Tour launched in 2012 to great response and turnout and we look forward to continuing the event in 2013.

The farms will be open from 11 am – 4 pm and will be leading tours throughout the day. Tours and activities are free and open to the public and will take place rain or shine (come dressed for the weather). Farms will have various homegrown items for sale (so bring a cooler). No pre-registration is needed.

Participating farms:

Jamie Baker, Primrose Valley Farm (Belleville, WI)
Lori Stern & LeAnne Powers, Lucky Dog Farmstay (New Glarus, WI)
Kriss Marion, Circle M Market Farm (Blanchardville, WI)
Lisa Kivirist, Inn Serendipity (Browntown, WI)
Joylene Reavis, Sugar Maple Emu Farm (Brodhead, WI)
Dela Ends, Scotch Hill Farm (Brodhead, WI)
Lindsey Morris Carpenter & Gail Carpenter, Grassroots Farm (Monroe, WI)

 

NEW FOR 2013

Interested in learning more? Participating farms are offering intensive, on-farm workshops the day prior to the tour:

Sat. Sept. 7

There are three farms hosting Sat. Sept. 7 workshops (please see their farm page for more details and registration specifics):

Sugar Maple Emu Farm (Raising Emus Seminar; Brodhead, WI)

Primrose Valley Farm (Herbs & Edible Flowers; Belleville, WI)

Inn Serendipity Farm and B&B (How to start a B&B; Sustainable Living Simplified; Browntown, WI).

Any other questions, contact Lisa Kivirist, Rural Women’s Project, Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES); lisa@innserendipity.com; 608-329-7056.