2019 Farm Tour

Five Wayne County farms will open their doors to the public on a day-long farm tour to be held on Saturday, September 7, creating an opportunity for people to get a behind-the-scene look at farming on a family farm. An additional stop on this bus tour will be at the “County Farm” to see how conservation practices in agriculture support sustainability.A panoramic view of a Wayne County farm and surrounding hillsides.

Stops on the tour include Calkins Creamery, the county’s preeminent cheesemaker and its Highland Dairy Farm; the county’s largest organic vegetable farm, Willow Wisp Organic Farm, to learn about its many sustainable farming and energy practices; lunch with a spectacular view at Second District Vineyard and Hops Farm catered by the Mustard Seed Cafe; a diversified beef farm with an on-farm store and vegetable CSA (Consumer Supported Agriculture) at Fertile Valley Farm.

The tour is jointly hosted by the Wayne Conservation District and SEEDS (Sustainable Energy and Education Development Support) with support from Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau and Wayne Economic Development Corp.

Financial and other support for this project is provided by the PA Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.”

The cost for the day is $5, which includes lunch. Advance registration is required by calling Sylvia at 570-253-0930. Check-in on the day of the tour is at 8 a.m. at the Park Street Complex, 648 Park St., Honesdale, with departure at 8:30. The bus will return there by 5 p.m. 

For more information visit wayneconservation.org or www.seedsgroup.net.