Six Langlade County farmers holding tours for Sustainable Farm Tour on August 25
For the Antigo Times
We invite you to come and tour local, sustainable farms and discover the delicious potatoes, dairy, fruits, veggies, maple syrup, and meats produced right here in Langlade County! Choose to tour three of six sustainable farms in Langlade County on Saturday, August 25, 2018. The tours start at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, and 2:00 pm at each farm. The farmers ask that you arrive 10 minutes prior to the tour, so the tours can start on time.
The participating Sustainable Farm Tour locations include:
Bures Family Organic Dairy Farm
Take a hay wagon ride through the pastures and fields to see the cows at work. Visit the calves in the barn. Look at the machinery and explore the farm buildings! Bures Family Organic Dairy Farm is located at N6071 Rosedale Rd, Deerbrook, WI 54424.
McDougal’s Farm is the first Community Supported Agriculture vegetable farm in Langlade County. They grow 400 different varieties including flowers, herbs, and vegetables. The guided tour will meander through the patchwork type fields and hoop houses, giving visitors an up close look at the growing methods used to keep the farm sustainable and chemical free. McDougal’s Farm is located at W10835 Bluebell Rd, Deerbrook, WI 54424.
Visit Canopy Gardens and find out that there’s more to hydroponics than meets the eye! Get an inside look at their greenhouse and sort facility, and learn just what it takes to grow their produce. Canopy Gardens is located at N3000 Orchard Rd, Antigo, WI 54409.
Igl Farms is a family-owned and-operated certified organic farm specializing in organic potatoes and direct-marketed grass-fed beef. Join them and learn more about how they grow organic potatoes at Igl Farms. Igl Farms is located at W9689 Cherry Rd, Antigo, WI 54409.
Grandview Orchard & Nursery Stock
Grandview Orchard is an apple orchard managed as an ecosystem without the use of synthetic chemicals. Come see how they use pigs, chickens, and beneficial plants as they make this transformation! Grandview Orchard & Nursery Stock is located at W8086 County Rd F, Antigo, WI 54409.
Tapped Maple Syrup LLC.
Tapped Maple Syrup makes delicious and all-natural maple syrup from sustainably managed forests at the base of the glacial moraine near Neva. Come learn about the maple syrup making process, their land management practices, newly installed solar power system, and sample their pure and infused maple syrups. Tapped Maple Syrup is located at N6590 County Rd V, Deerbrook, WI 54424.
Tickets for the day are $5.00 per person and can be purchased at Sweet Thyme, Green Hen, and Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, online at https://conta.cc/2I0s7y4, or at each farm the day of the event. A map of all the farms can also be found at https://conta.cc/2I0s7y4.
For more information or questions on the Sustainable Farm Tour, please contact the Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center at 715-623-4134 or email [email protected].