Join IOA for our 1st ever immersive Agri-Tourism Experience event!
Guests will embark on a guided bus tour through Hamilton County’s vibrant local farming community. This unique experience will depart from Backcountry Winery and Brewery in Stratford, and explore Bluestem Organic Mill, Knob Hill Organic Farm, and Bluestem Prairie Farm Organic Hemp Facility in Webster City. The tour continues with award-winning cheese tasting at Lost Lake Farm near Jewell, and returns back to the picturesque Backcountry Winery for tastings and socializing, and a farm-to-table dinner showcasing the tour's featured local products and produce.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the thriving agricultural scene in Hamilton County, touring central Iowa’s diverse farming operations and facilities dedicated to organic farming and sustainable practices. Our variety of hosts will be showcasing their amazing local products including cheese, wine, beer, pork, CBD products, veggies, produce and more, which guests will have the opportunity to sample and purchase. Invigorate your senses and learn about exciting things happening in Iowa’s organic agriculture community within Hamilton County.
12:30 p.m. -- Check-in
1:00 p.m. -- Welcome & Backcountry Winery | WEBSITE, Facebook or Instagram
1:45 p.m. -- Bus Departs
2:15 p.m. -- Bluestem Organic Feed Mill | WEBSITE
2:30 p.m. -- Knob Hill Farm | Facebook or Instagram
3:15 p.m. -- Bluestem Prairie Farm Organic Hemp | WEBSITE, or Facebook & Instagram
4:15 p.m. -- Lost Lake Farm | WEBSITE, or Facebook & Instagram
5:00 p.m. -- Return to Winery
5:30 p.m. -- Farm-to-Table Meal & Vendor Visits
7:00 p.m. -- Event adjourns
While the experience will be priceless - tickets for the Hamilton County Farm Crawl are $40 for IOA members and $50 for non-members, which includes transportation, samplings, and a farm-to-table meal prepared locally by The Bakin' Diner in Stratford, featuring ingredients from our featured farms.
*Vegetarian option available upon request.
Spaces are limited!! Please be sure to secure your seat on the bus by registering below!
This material is based upon work that is supported by the Risk Management Agency (RMA), U.S. Department of Agriculture, under the program agreement with the project number 15061 titled "Risk Management Outreach and Education for Beginning, Transitioning and Organic Producers". Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the RMA and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Stratford, IA 50249
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