FARM CRAWLS

Save the Dates! Mark Your Calendars!

July Farm Crawl – July 9th, 2022 (passed)

August Farm Crawl – August 13th, 2022

September Farm Crawl – September 10th, 2022

October Farm Crawl – October 15th, 2022

November Farm Crawl – November 12th, 2022


ABOUT THE 2022 FARM CRAWL SEASON

Eat Local Huron is thrilled to invite you to come out and experience some local agri-tourism! The Farm Crawls are an opportunity to visit different farms around the county, meet your local growers, producers and community members.

Come along to learn about different farming practices, connect with where your food comes from, and have a great day out exploring Huron County!

*These farm crawls would not be possible without the incredible support from the SLED grant from Huron County Economic Development and other generous contributions

AUGUST 13TH FARM CRAWL DETAILS

Join us on August 13th for our second monthly Eat Local Huron Farm Crawl! Tickets can be purchased below or at the Farm Gate of any of the participating farms. New details will be added as they become available so please check back here and follow us on social media (@eatlocalhuron)

Stop by just one tour/open house or make a day of it and visit all three locations! You are welcome to stop by any location during the opening hours listed or attend one of the organized tours.  The pay-what-you can model means you can tailor the experience to your time, energy, geography, and budget. Be sure to stock up on local food products as you visit our wonderful local producers. (If you plan on making frozen meat purchase consider bringing a cooler and some icepacks from home)

Participating Farms:

5 Chicks and a Farmer

81088 Beechwood Line, Huron East

Open 9 AM- 12 PM

Come visit the pastured chickens, turkeys, heritage breed pigs, and cattle at this charming and busy farm.  Learn about rotational grazing, the benefits of mixed farming, and the new methods and technologies that help support pasturing livestock.  Stop by to meet John and Sarah, attend one of the guided tours, or fill your freezer at their farm store. 

Guided Tours:

9 AM

10 AM

Harm-N-E Longhorns

37835 Telephone Road, Clinton 

Open 9 AM- 3PM

Meet the herd of Texas Longhorns and learn the story of this farming family and how they came to love and raise longhorns in Huron County.  The open house style visit is a great opportunity to ask questions, build new connections, and of course get your hands on some of their delicious products at the farm store.

Pop-Up Producer: Pandemic Hot Sauce Co.

(At Harm-N-E Longhorns)

9 AM- 1 PM

While you are at Harm-N-E Longhorns stop by the Pandemic Hot Sauce POP-UP stand to meet the family truly passionate about peppers. Find out what kinds of peppers they grow and how they transform them into a wide range of hot sauce flavours.

River Road Brewing and Hops

35449 Bayfield River Road, Bayfield

Open 11 AM- 7PM

Discover the hop fields, adorable farm animals, and the beer brewing process at Bayfield’s first farm-based brewery.  The ingredients that go into their delicious beers are grown on-site so you can see how they craft each beer from field to glass.  With so much to see and ample space to enjoy live music in the afternoon sun, this visit is fun for the whole family. 

Guided Tours: 

11 AM

1 PM

Live music:

2 PM

POP-UP Producer: Bayfield Lavender Farm

at River Road Brewing and Hops

11 AM- 3 PM

While you are visiting River Road Brewing and Hops, be sure to visit the Bayfield Lavender POP-UP stand.  Hear about how her hand-harvested lavender is grown using regenerative practices and check out the beautiful small batch handmade lavender products on offer. 

Possible Itineraries:

If you want to hit all three locations try one of our helpful itineraries!

Itinerary 1

9:00 AM:  Arrive at 5 Chicks and a Farmer (81088 Beechwood Line, Huron East) for the 9 AM guided tour. Shop at their farm store.

10:30 AM:  Travel to Harm-N-E Longhorns (37835 Telephone Road, Clinton)

11:00 AM: Visit Harm-N-E Farms, meet the Longhorns, greet the farmers, and ask any burning questions, shop their selection of beef products. While you are there stop by the Pandemic Hot Sauce Co. Pop-up to meet the people passionate about peppers.

12:30 PM: Travel to River Road Brewing and Hops (35449 Bayfield River Road, Bayfield)

1:00 PM: Attend the River Road Brewing and Hops guided tour

2:00 PM: Visit the Bayfield Lavender Pop-Up, Enjoy Live Music and a farm fresh beverage at River Road Brewing and Hops

If you have less time but still want to visit all three locations, consider 

Itinerary 2:

9:00 AM:  Arrive at 5 Chicks and a Farmer (81088 Beechwood Line, Huron East) for the 9 AM guided tour. 

9:45 AM: Travel to Harm-N-E Longhorns (37835 Telephone Road, Clinton)

10:15 AM: Meet the Longhorns, greet the farmers, and ask any burning questions

10.45 AM: Travel to River Road Brewing and Hops (35449 Bayfield River Road, Bayfield)

11:00 AM: Attend the River Road Brewing and Hops guided tour

12:00 PM: Visit the Bayfield Lavender Pop-up, select some farm fresh beverages from the store and continue on your day

A leisurely pace hitting all the open houses and self guided tour options could start at 5 Chicks and a Farmer for the 10 AM guided tour and make its way to Harm-N-E Longhorns, ending at the Bayfield River Road Brewing and Hops in time for late afternoon live music. 

Feel free to make your own itinerary depending on your time, location and interests.

We look forward to seeing you there.  Please contact Amy at farmcrawl@eatlocalhuron.ca if you have any questions. 

BUY TICKETS

Get tickets online or at the farm gate.

We are trying out a pay-what-you-can model, with suggested rates as follow:

  • $0 / donation
  • $5 youth (5-18) under 5 free
  • $17.50 adults
  • $10 senior
  • $35 family pass (2 adults, 2 youth)

Access

Due to the vast geography of Huron County, the Farm Crawl Huron will focus on a different area of the county (as much as we can) each month.

Individuals who can are invited to drive themselves to each site.

For those who need it we are providing a shuttle for the event through 519 Tours. Individuals and groups will be picked up at their home in the most efficient route possible and then taken on a set tour to each of the farms before being returned home.

For the August 13th Farm Crawl we are anticipating that the shuttle will start in Goderich. If you’d like to take advantage of the shuttle, please get in touch with FarmCrawl@eatlocalhuron.ca by end of day on August 9th, 2022. Then a route will be created and estimated pick up and drop off times will be communicated back by August 11th.

This service probably has an actual cost of $50-$65 per person, however, we due to the support of the grants we are currently able to offer it for a pay-what-you-can donation.

About US

Eat Local Huron is a not-for-profit online marketplace that was born out of a desire to connect local producers and local consumers so that we can all benefit from the rich agricultural traditions of Huron County and support sustainable food systems, local economic growth, and especially local farmers who produce local food. To further the relationship between the community and our producers, we’re excited to be launching the Huron Farm Crawl.

Thanks to Katrina from Meeting Place Organic Farm, the long dreamed about Huron Farm Crawl is now a reality. Visitors and locals will have the opportunity to tour farms around the county, develop a physical connection to the land, and meet the people who grow, harvest, and produce the food to feed our communities.