Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District

Farm Crawl: Women, Land & Legacy Event

  • September 24, 2016
  • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • SW Johnson County

Registration

  • $15/person
    Pay when you arrive at Geyer's Oven

Registration is closed

Johnson County Women Land and Legacy is excited to announce it's 2nd annual Farm Crawl on Saturday, September 24th, from 2:00PM-4:30PM, with a Social gathering from 4:00-6:00PM at Geyer's Oven, Wood fire pizza will be served at $15/person.

The idea of the farm crawl is to feature women operated/owned farms in a variety of specialties.  There are four farm stops and two other stops included on the route.  Participants can visit stops at their own pace and interest, and should feel free to start at any of the farms. (However Geyer's will not be open until 4PM)  

Participants can pick up a map at any of the locations, or you can Click here for a map of the farms.

To view and print the event flyer, click here.

The Farm Crawl itself is free and open to the public, but there is charge for pizza at the social gathering if attended.  Light refreshments may be provided at the various stops.

2016 Farm Stops: 2-4:30PM

Lucky Star Farm

Susan and her family live on a 20 acre homestead on hwy 1.  For the last five years they have worked to create a farm that is bustling with life and provide food for their family as well as the local community.  What started as a handful of chickens has turned into about 150 egg layers and a thriving pasture raised egg business.  At the request of her customers, Susan added turkeys for the holidays last year and ended up doubling that number for this year.  She also raises dairy goats and is able to provide fresh goat's milk for her family.  Susan hopes to be able to offer other value added products from the goats or growing orchard in the future.  There will be some farm fresh treats and an opportunity to meander around the farmstead and meet the animals.  

Wolf Ridge Farm

Sarah Hauschild is a Cedar Rapids native.  Her passion for horses and quest for riding excellence has taken her around the country and around the globe.  In 2009, Sarah and husband Steve purchased a beautiful property nestled in the rolling hills of Kalona and Wolf Ridge Farm finally had its own address.  WRF is a full service boarding, training, and lesson barn, open to all disciplines, and specializing in eventing and dressage.  Working and training for international eventing star Karen O'Connor, and being a member of the 1988 US Olympic Three Day Team, has given Sarah unparalleled experience that ensures only the highest standards and finest care is provided to the horses and clients at WRF.

Sarah is an ARIA Level II certified instructor in eventing and dressage.  She's been teaching for over 28 years and has been certified through the American Riding Instructor Association since 1995.  In 2009, she was one of the first ten instructors in the Nation chosen by the ARIA to be highlighted in their award-winning publication "Riding Instructor".  An active competitor and coach, Sarah and students compete regionally and nationally with great success.  Whether on the road or a quiet ride at home, smiles abound at Wolf Ridge Farm.  

Blueyah Blueberry Farm

Is owned and operated by Eric Johnson and Jenna Hammerich, and is an uncertified organic U-pick blueberry farm near Oxford, on an historic acreage and native oak savanna.  They have 300 highbush blueberry bushes: 100 of the Bluecrop variety, 100 Spartan, and 100 Nelson.  They planted their first bushes in 2012 and first opened for pickers in June 2016.  They have two llamas, Jake and Elwood, and have aspirations of transforming their 1890's barn into a farm store and storytelling venue.  Also members of Practical Farmers of Iowa.  

Johnson County Poor Farm & Grow Johnson County

Grow: Johnson County is a hunger-relief and educational farm with a mission to combat food insecurity and promote health countywide. Located on two acres of the historic Johnson County Poor Farm, Grow: JC is actively working to accomplish this mission by growing a variety of fruits and vegetables to be donated to local hunger-relief agencies and by empowering a new wave of diverse growers through hands-on educational opportunities.

Other Fun Stops: Sister's Garden and Rug Cottage 

Both women owned and operated! Social Gathering: 4-6PM

$15/person.  Pizza will be served buffet style.  Please bring correct change, and seating (bag chair or blanket).  Serveware, and water/tea will be provided, but feel free to bring your own drinks.  RSVP appreciated, but not necessary.

Geyer's Oven

Is located on Dave & Anna Geyer's farm about 20 mins west of iowa City on Rohret Rd.  It's the same place as Anna's Cutting Garden. Enjoy the evening on the farm, and walking through Anna's beautiful gardens. They have been making wood fire pizza since 2005 and bread since 2006.  Pizza nights on the farm are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from the end of May to the end of September, and open to the public. 

For more information about this event contact Kate Giannini at the Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District office, 319-337-2322 x3 or jcswcd@yahoo.com. If you need special accommodations, please contact Kate Giannini at the above contact information.  

Sponsors include Johnson Co. Soil and Water Conservation District, National Resource Conservation Service, and the Farm Service Agency.

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