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SATURDAY, JUNE 9 | 9 AM - 5 PM
SUNDAY, JUNE 10 | 1 - 5 PM

AG + ART Tour York County

J & J Family Farm welcomes all to experience their 60-acre Certified Tree Farm that contains a mushroom laying yard, certified wildlife habitat, honey bees, gardens, walking trails, fishing pond, geocaching, and more.

Kid-friendly activities on-site,
Food for purchase on-site,
Beverages for purchase on-site,
Restroom facility on-site

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES / DEMOS
• Shiitake & King Stropharia Mushrooms: Saturday, June 9, 11:00 AM and Sunday, June 10, 2:00 PM
• Farm Tour & Sustainability: Saturday, June 9, 1:00 PM
• Beekeeping: Saturday, June 9, 2:00 PM and Sunday, June 10, 3:00 PM

ALL-DAY ACTIVITIES
We are offering many children’s activities through guest booths including York County 4-H, Piedmont Music Therapy, and RideAbility. Artists include NanaZ’s Quilts, Sally’s Sandcastings and Vanessa's Divine Creations. You can also fish in stocked pond for free (catch and release only with single hook. Bring your own pole and bait), geocache, and disc-golf (Bring your own discs).

ARTISTS + ARTISANS
Nanaz's Quilting Zone | Nanaz's Quilting Zone makes all kinds of quilts, provides embroidery services and all kinds of homemade crafts made from all kinds of materials.

Piedmont Music Therapy, LLC | Visit PMT's booth to meet and greet with one of our music therapy staff members. We'll have lots of instruments to explore plus be available to answer questions about music therapy and adapted music instruction for children and adults. There'll be ribbon rings available for purchase, too. We'll raffle a basket of music related treats to one of our booth's visitors. Plan on enjoying nature and exploring meaningful rhythms at our tent hosted at J & J Family Farm!
DEMO | Musical instruments will be available for exploring during both days!

Sally's Sandcastings | Sandcastings made of plaster

Vanessa's Divine Creations | SUNDAY ONLY
Homemade jams, jellies, sweet and savory preserves made from fruits that come from locally grown farms within a 50-mile radius of Gastonia. The savory preserves are made from vegetables grown in Vanessa's home garden. All products are made fresh with the minimal preservants as possible.

Throughout the year J & J teaches classes at their farm, at schools and civic organizations. Visit their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/JandJFamilyFarm2015/

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Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

Saturday, March 24, 2018 10am - 12pm

1077 Wayfield Road, Clover, South Carolina 29710

Learn about outdoor log and bed mushroom cultivation from strain selection and inoculation to harvesting and storage. Understand the connection between mushroom cultivation and a healthy managed forest. Appropriate for all knowledge levels.

You can even have the option to purchase an inoculated log that contains certified organic Shiitake spawn!

This workshop is made possible through a partnership with Clemson University and Catawba Farm and Food Coalition.

Photo credit: Cliff Nichols of Cliff Nichols Photography & Cinematography during the York County Ag & Art Tour.

Click here to register.

 

Posted by J & J Family Farm on Thursday, March 1, 2018

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Monday, March 12 at 11 AM - 2 PM

1077 Wayfield Road, Clover, South Carolina 29710

Celebrate National Plant a Flower Day by visiting our farm and seeing many native flowers that you can consider using in your own landscape. These include full sun and full shade plants.

Homeschool groups are welcome. This is an opportunity for you to have the children learn how plants grow and even have an activity such as planting a seed in a dixie cup that they can bring home and watch it grow.

After you enjoy walking the trails and photographing flowers you are welcome to eat your picnic lunch at our picnic tables.

#PlantAFlowerDay #FreeFarmFun #SCAgritourism #Gardening #NativePlants

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Saturday, February 3 at 9 AM - 4 PM

1077 Wayfield Road, Clover, South Carolina 29710

Want to experience farm activities?

Fantastic because we need YOU! Experiences include raising a hoop house, inoculating mushroom beds, painting beehives, cleaning wood duck boxes, painting picnic tables, building compost bins, and more.

All skill levels welcome because this is a learning experience!

All ages are welcome but youth under 13 must be accompanied by an adult and they will be paired with appropriate tasks.

Meals - Yes! We're providing a light breakfast and big lunch for all volunteers. We will have vegetarian options. For this reason, WE NEED YOU TO RSVP cause nobody wants to work on an empty stomach.

To RSVP - click on the event as 'going' then send us a PM to say the quantity of people and if anyone has a food allergy. If youth are coming, please let me know so I can make sure we have enough activities for kiddos and fun foods for them.

What to Wear - comfortable work clothing and sneakers or boots, best to wear layers as it will be a chilly morning

What to Bring - an open mind and big smile

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Friday, January 5 at 11 AM - 2 PM

1077 Wayfield Road, Clover, South Carolina 29710

Protection and conservation for wildlife is a key element of our farm. Come photograph and view our diverse bird population on the 16th Annual National Bird Day - Friday, January 5th.

What to expect:
We will have a bonfire if it is cold. This photo was taken in January 2016 but January 2017 we were in shortsleeve shirts and jeans. You will have access to a restroom. There are many walking trails in the woods. The ground is uneven and waterfowl frequent our pond.

What we request:
Capture the beauty of birds with your camera and share them with us or on your FB page tagging our farm. It is important to share images of birds in their habitat.

What to bring:
Comfortable layered clothing, sneakers/hiking shoes, camera, binoculars & a picnic lunch.

Cost: Free
To read more about how this celebration began visit http://www.nationalbirdday.com/
#NationalBirdDay

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Friday, November 17, 2017 at 10 AM - 2 PM

1077 Wayfield Road, Clover, South Carolina 29710

Let's celebrate together! Friday, November 17th is "National Take A Hike Day".

Between the hours of 10am - 2pm you are welcome to come to our farm and walk the nature trails using self-guided maps.

This is appropriate for all ages and sneakers or hiking shoes are recommended due to the uneven terrain. We have outdoor tables so bring a picnic and have fun!

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Every Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017

Bush-N-Vine Farm

1650 Filbert Hwy, York, South Carolina 29745
Fall is right around the corner, and everyone here at Bush-N-Vine Farm is READY! Bring on the pumpkins, apple cider, hayrides, and cooler weather! We’ll have a variety of activities for you and your family/friends to participate in—bounce house for the kids, pick-your-own pumpkins, live music, food trucks, and more! You won’t want to miss out, trust us! Wondering about cost? Here’s how that works— admission is FREE.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10 AM - 4 PM

407 Paraham Rd N, Clover, South Carolina 29710

Curtin Farms Fest is a community gathering for those who appreciate quality, hand-crafted and unique treasures and for those who have an interest in experiencing a relaxing, family-friendly day surrounded by rolling pastures with the sights and sounds of our 100-year-old working farm.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 10 | 9 AM - 5 PM
SUNDAY, JUNE 11 | 1 - 5 PM

AG + ART Tour York County

J & J Family Farm welcomes all to experience their 60-acre Certified Tree Farm that contains a mushroom laying yard, certified wildlife habitat, honey bees, gardens, walking trails, fishing pond, geocaching, and more.

Sustainably grown foods include Shiitake mushrooms, Oyster mushrooms, Pure honey, garlic, patty-pan squash, tomato, blackberry, and eightball zucchini. Hand-crafted items include bat houses and carpenter bee traps. Preseason orders will be taken for King Stropharia mushrooms and firewood deliveries.

Demos:
* Shiitake Mushrooms: Saturday at 1pm, Sunday at 1pm
* King Stropharia Mushrooms: Saturday at 12 noon, Sunday at 2pm
* Farm & Old Homestead Walking Tour: Saturday at 11am & 3pm
* Beekeeping: Saturday at 2pm, Sunday at 3pm

All-day Activities:
1. Fishing in stocked pond for free: Catch and release only with single hook. Bring your own pole and bait.
2. Geocaching
3. Disc-golf: Bring your own discs.

Throughout the year J & J teaches classes at their farm, at schools and civic organizations. Visit their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/JandJFamilyFarm2015/

Kid-friendly activities on-site,
Food for purchase on-site,
Beverages for purchase on-site,
Restroom facility on-site

ARTISAN
Piedmont Music Therapy, LLC – interactive musician
PMT, LLC plans to return and create live music throughout the weekend! There will be a collection of musical instruments for folks to play and explore. PMT Team Members will share live music on flute, guitar and percussion. Visit them to make music together and learn more about private lessons and music therapy.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017 9am - 11am

1077 Wayfield Road, Clover, South Carolina 29710

Hands-On-Learning!

Participants will learn about outdoor Shiitake and Oyster mushroom log cultivation. This includes everything from log selection to harvesting the mushrooms.

The morning will begin with a food safety presentation because our farm is GAP Certified.

Participants will be inoculating logs so they must have a good back, have the ability to stand for two hours, and the ability to lift/carry 30 pounds. Limited to 5 participants.

Appropriate for 13 years and older but youth must be accompanied by an adult and both must be active participants.

Registration is required by March 15th and is limited to 5 participants.

Simply email us your contact information and state that you want to actively participate in this workshop. Our email address is jstalford@comporium.net. We will confirm with you and send additional information so you're prepared for the fun morning!

Inoculated logs will be available for purchase after the workshop is completed. The spawn is Certified Organic.