The Tribune had a story in Thursday’s paper about an open house that might be of interest this Saturday.
Residents don’t have to wait until an official opening to check out the farm. A free open house is scheduled Saturday to give the public a sneak peek of the operation. The four-hour event will include demonstrations, hay rides and farming equipment exhibits, Executive Director Rob Myers said.
Jefferson Farms is set to open next year and will:
immerse visitors in contemporary Midwest farming and gardening. Indoor and outdoor exhibits and demonstrations will serve as a year-round attraction for an estimated 30,000 visitors per year.Jefferson Farm & Gardens will host tours, classes, workshops and special events in addition to regular visitation. Up to 10,000 school children are expected to participate in educational programs each year.
So, not open for real until 2009 but you can get a sneak peak this Saturday. Me? I’ll be prepping for porchetta attempt number two. Fingers crossed, folks.