AG+Art on tour this weekend

Clerk of Court of Fairfield County Judy Bonds and her husband Don, left, and Fairfield County Council woman Bertha Goins and her husband James and others at their table enjoy a dinner prepared by caterers George King and Norma Branham from local farm ingredients during the Ag + Art Farm-to-Table dinner held at Ruff Hall in downtown Winnsboro Tuesday evening.

WINNSBORO- Last year it was ‘dinner in the street,’ on Tuesday evening it was dinner at Ruff Hall to kick off Fairfield County’s Ag + Art Tour which is part of the nation’s largest free self-guided farm tour that will be held this weekend, June 24-25.

Ingredients for the farm-to-table dinner were provided by the local Ag + Art farm sites, and entertainment was provided by The Time Pirates.

Ruff Hall is Winnsboro’s newest event center, located at 120 N. Congress Street in Winnsboro, across from Cornwallis Tea House.

The dinner on Tuesday evening was tbe the don’t-miss event of the summer in our County,” Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce president Terry Vickers said.

The tour will follow on Saturday and Sunday, with nine farms on the tour this year. Besides farm sights and animals, there will be eggs, garden produce and other farm products for sale. Artists and artisans will have their work on display and on sale. Most sites will have refreshments and food free or for sale.

Farms and locations include:

Painted Picket, Christie Buchanan, 1450 Newberry Road, Winnsboro (803-718-5303).

Magnolia Farm/Barclay School, Edith Bailey, 531 Longtown Road, Ridgeway (803-741-4145).

Triple J Farm, Jason Pope, 145 Cammack Road, Winnsboro (803-718-6176).

Rosewood Farm, Katie Langdale, Hwy 321 N., on left just past Old Airport Road, Winnsboro (803-718-8001).

REDS Farm, Randall and Stephanie Harrell, 187 Phoenix Drive, Ridgeway (803-741-6675).

Fairfield Farmers and Artisans Market, Ernest Manning, 100 Congress Street, Winnsboro.

Meadow Lou Farm, Valeria Clowney, 53 Meadow Lou Lane, Winnsboro (803-627-0489).

Gypsywind Farms, Brad and Dana Hoffman, 3005 Buckhead Road, Blair (803-369-1078).

Royale Blair Farms, Samantha Blair, 2592 Buckhead Road, Blair.

Tour hours on Saturday, June 24 will be 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m. The Tour is free. Visitors will be provided a passport at the first stop that will list all locations. See AGrandARTtour.com for more information or call 635-4242.