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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


0 #7 Danielle Adkins 2012-09-17 01:14
This is the OLD flyer and has incorrect information on it and is missing some of the stops.
0 #6 Robin Parker 2012-09-16 19:45
You may start at any point-there will be signage at locations off the main route. Most locations are on the main road, but several are just off the road. It is a nice tour-not too long, and, of course, u can leave at any time, but all places are really nice-a great way to spend a day!
0 #5 Editor. 2011-09-24 16:28
The tour begins 8:00 Saturday morning, Sept. 24 and lasts until 5:00 p.m.
0 #4 Susie 2011-09-24 14:16
Hey I was wondering when and where does this start? My children and I would like to do this.. But not sure how to go about getting in on it.. If any help at all would be greatly appreciated..
0 #3 michelle jude 2011-09-24 14:14
when and where does it start?
0 #2 locations?? 2011-09-23 15:19
There needs to be a better map for people to find the locations. The detailed map on the extension web site is not any better. Why not give addresses on the event literature?
0 #1 Dottie Wharton 2011-09-22 18:25
This sounds like a very interesting tour
and i wish i could take it,however I will
not be able to this year. Maybe another
time. Congraltions to the ext. office!

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