Ag + Art tour set for June 18 & 19

Artists Blue Sky of Columbia and Barbara Yongue of Winnsboro at last year’s Farm to Table Dinner. This year, the dinner will be held at Alston Trailhead near Jenkinsville. Directions: The Trailhead has a Peak address but is located off State Highway 213. The following GPS address will take ticket holders to the dinner: 492 Alston Road, Peak, SC. | Barbara Ball

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Ten Fairfield County farms and markets will participate in South Carolina’s Ag + Art Tour this weekend, with free, self-guided tours of farms and markets that feature local artisans at every stop. 

During the tour, visitors will be able to see first-hand where their food comes from, watch artists in action and purchase their works, be entertained by local musicians, and learn more about rural life.

 The tour is the largest free farm and art tour in the nation with over 45,000 visitors participating since 2012.

Farm to Table Dinner

The farm tours will kick off with a Farm to Table dinner at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 16, that will be held at the Alston Trailhead of the Palmetto Trail. The Trailhead has a Peak address but is located off State Highway 213. The following GPS address will take ticket holders to the dinner at 492 Alston Road, Peak, SC.

The caterer, Sarah N’ Geo’s of Ridgeway, will be serving meats, vegetables and fruits provided by local farms and SC certified farms.

To purchase tickets, visit fairfieldchamberc.com or Facebook (Fairfield Farmers and Artisans Market and Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce.)

The farms and markets participating in the tour include:

Crazy Chic Heritage Farm: 450 Kenal Road, Ridgeway

A working protein farm and small chicken hatchery with Dexters, Beefalo, Kune Kune pigs, variety of chickens.   Meat, eggs, or other farm products as well as jams, sauces, beverages and baked goods will be available for purchase at the farm store. Enjoy live music, lunch, and learn about workshops and camps available on the farm.

  • Open Saturday and Sunday
  • Chick/Chicken Encounter, Sat., 2:30 p.m.
  • Pig Encounter, Sunday, 4 p.m.
  • Kid-friendly activities on-site, Ready to eat food for purchase on-site (lunch, snacks, etc.), Restroom facility on-site.

Store 34: 18438 Newberry Road, Blair.

Vintage Shop carrying lots of antique farm tools, etc.

  • Open on Saturday 10-4
  • Restroom facility (handicap accessible)on-site.

Fairfield Farmers & Artisans Market: 117 E. Washington St., Winnsboro

Local Producers and Artisans will be set up in the historic Market building behind the Town Clock, downtown Winnsboro.

  • Open Only Saturday 9-12
  • Fruits, Vegetables, Livestock – Meat, Livestock – Eggs, Livestock – Fiber, Dairy, Value-added Products (Jam, Sauces, Beverages, Baked Goods, etc.), Flowers, Hydroponics/Aquaponics, Honey.
  • Kid-friendly activities on-site, Ready to eat food for purchase on-site (lunch, snacks, etc.), Beverages for purchase on-site, Restroom facility on-site, Handicap accessible restroom facility on-site.

Gypsy Wind Farms: 3005 Buckhead Rd., Blair

We raise Barbados Blackbelly sheep and Mangalitsa Pigs, both rare breeds. We have a SC Certified Roadside Market here on the farm with our Lamb, Pork, Beef and Chicken, Lard Soaps, Jams and Jellies, Herb Blends, other ‘From the Farm’ and hand-made items. We will have a petting area and self-guided tours.

  • Open Only Saturday
  • Fruits, Vegetables, Livestock – Meat, Livestock – Eggs, Value-added Products (Jam, Sauces, Beverages, Baked Goods, etc.), Flowers, Honey, Cutting boards, items from the woodshop.
  • Guided tours on the hour.
  • Kid-friendly activities on-site, Ready to eat food for purchase on-site (lunch, snacks, etc.), Beverages for purchase on-site, Restroom facility on-site, Handicap accessible restroom facility on-site.

JB Farm: 14569 Newberry Road, Blair

  • Tour of the farm, kids corner, vendors, produce and food (lunch, snacks, beverages) for purchase.
  • Kid-friendly activities on-site.

Heirloom Fine Art Gallery: 209 S Vanderhorst St., Winnsboro.

  • Open Both Saturday and Sunday
  • Live On location painting

Homegrown on the Farm: 2500 Old Douglass Rd., Winnsboro.

Small family farm that grows fresh produce – cucumbers, tomatoes, banana, bell and hot peppers, squash, okra, beans, egg plants, and zucchini. Pecans in season. In the winter months, green cabbage and collards.

  • Open Both Saturday and Sunday
  • Pot Bellied Pig and 2 Mangalica Pigs, and plenty of chickens, including Amricana Chickens, Golden Comets and Black Silkies. Also pet-friendly goats (Nigerian Dwarfs, Pygmy, Anglo Nubian).
  • Available for purchase: Fresh brown eggs, cold drinks, water, fresh boiled peanuts, woodworking designs, hand painted art and crafts.
  • Lunch from 11 am 3 pm.  Live entertainment and games for kids.
  • Farm tour in a kid friendly environment.

Slightly North of Charleston: 160 S. Palmer St., Ridgeway.

The Gallery features fine art impressionist oil paintings by artist Kathy Lynn Goldbach and unique goods handmade by local artisans.

  • Open both Saturday and Sunday.
  • Goldbach will be painting her latest creation in the gallery … drop by to have a peek and say hello!

The Artists Coop: 127 North Congress Street, Winnsboro

The best of the funkiest artisans around! We have something for everyone. Come enjoy the inspiration and color of over 50 truly eclectic creators.

  • Open Both Saturday and Sunday

The SHE Garden: 1450 Newberry Rd., Winnsboro.

A folk art garden with everything that makes you happy. Christy Buchanan, the owner and artist combines art and agriculture mixed in a variety of buildings, containers, and locations that makes the site truly one of a kind. It has been featured in many articles and is one of the sites published on Atlas Obscura.

Open Both Saturday and Sunday

  • A rock painting station will be available so people can paint rocks to add to the garden. 
  • Fruits, vegetables, value-added products (jams, sauces, baked goods, etc.), flowers and art.
  • Kid-friendly activities on-site, Ready to eat food and beverages for purchase on site (lunch, snacks, etc.)

Sponsors for the Fairfield Ag + Art Tour are The Town of Winnsboro, Fairfield County, Farm Bureau and Luck Companies.

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