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Harvest Heritage Tour will include Lawrence County farms Saturday;


LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky., -- Spend a beautiful fall day on the Heritage Harvest Tour.  The Heritage Harvest Tour is a driving tour through Lawrence and Boyd Counties Saturday morning Sept. 24 beginning at 8:00 a.m. This is a great opportunity to visit working farms and take home your very own piece of our Appalachian Heritage. On the tour there are several stops:

3 Churches:

Two of the churches that you will visit on the tour were established in the late 1800’s.  Garrett Chapel is the first stop on the tour coming from US 64.  They will have a scarecrow display and be selling soup bean dinners.

“Garrett Chapel was established in 1897.  The people that attend GC are very proud of our church and its rich history.  There aren't many churches, this old, left around this area.  We enjoy being part of the Heritage Harvest Tour to showcase our little church and open our door to everyone.” Gobby Hutchinson, member of Garrett Chapel.

Trinity Church is a quaint little country church with lots of history.  The Lawrence County Quilt Guild will be displaying heritage quilts and traditional quilts along with hand crafted items and quilts for purchase.

The Lawrence County Extension Homemakers will be set up at Savage Memorial Church in Fallsburg.  They will be serving lunch and fall decorations.  BBQ, coleslaw, chips, drink and desert for $5.

4 working Farms:

Kentucky Roots replicates the traditional1800’s farmstead with log cabins and a country store.  Kentucky Roots will be host to an antique sale with vendors from several states. Admission is $3.

Forgotten Thymes Farm will offer a glimpse of modern agriculture at its finest, while offering a relaxing atmosphere in rural southeast Kentucky. You can purchase pumpkins and fall decorations grown right here in our community.

Adkins Mill Farm and Dairy is a working goat dairy. Danielle will be glad to visit with you about the products that they make with the goat milk: lotion, soap, cheese. In addition, Brian has assured us that he will have his farm equipment out for those gentlemen that enjoy looking at the machinery.

Durbin Farms is a great place to either start or end your tour. Jimmy Ross loves to visit about the process of making their award winning sorghum that starts right there in the field. His wife makes some fabulous biscuits for taste testing the sorghum as it is boiled out.  In addition you can find some fabulous fruit preserves such as apple butter and pear butter.

2 Local Businesses that offer Fall Décor:

Farmhouse Memories and Country Candles are both great places to find items for the home. Farmhouse Memories offers a mix of old and new together for today’s cottage style living. Country Candles offers handmade candles and fall decorations

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