A National Directory of Real Farms

After years of our group's own interactions, but especially after Jesse's Road Trip Experience, we realized we could not find an online collection of chemical-free farmers throughout the regions we visited.  We could not find a 'One-Stop-Shop' website that combines farm descriptions, locations, public availability, seasonal calendars, event postings, guest lodging availability, online sales, and direct donation or volunteer opportunities.  Convenience is king these days, and we need to make it convenient for the millions of people in this country who want to help their local, Real Farmers.  We are putting together the Real Farm Directory for people to connect with Real Farmers all across the country, and will have regional leaders directly interacting and checking in with Real Farmers to keep the directory updated and relevant.

***  For the sake of convenience I am using the word 'farm', but this word is being used to cover all real food producers including ranches, honeybee production, dairies, food byproduct craftspeople (candles, leather, etc...), medicinal & tincture producers and others that qualify as 'real farmers'.  ***

Public Awareness

Farm Description

Crops Available

Additional Farm Features

Many farms do not have the staff or ability to create a website to help make the public aware of their existence.  A description of the farm will be given as well as a seasonal calendar for that particular farm so that guests will know what produce, meats, dairy or other food goods will be available throughout the year.  Farmers can also post photos and videos of his/her farm, as well as list lessons or classes given.

Jack & Jill Farms

Jack & Jill Smith

Jack and Jill grow vegetables and raise cattle with their two young children.  They enjoy taking hay rides through the fields to check on the winter fodder they give to their 100% grass-fe & finished cows...

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Goods & Services Available

Seasonal, Fresh Veggies
Seasonal, Fresh Veggies
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Grass Fed Beef Cuts
Grass Fed Beef Cuts

In-house butcher for specialty cuts

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Farm Tours
Farm Tours

Schedule Ahead!

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Hay Rides
Hay Rides

Schedule ahead!

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Cow Milking Lessons
Cow Milking Lessons

Dairy processing lessons as well (yogurt, cheese, etc...)

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Fermented Veggies
Fermented Veggies

Food Preservation Classes can be requested as well

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Information for Guests

Location             Visiting hours

Amenities

Public hours for guests to visit, as well as farmer contact information will be provided. The farm's location will be mapped and written directions (if necessary) provided.  Amenities like bathrooms, on-site dining, parking, etc... will be noted. Methods of preferred purchase will also be noted.

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FARM HOURS

To purchase Produce & Meat:

Monday - Friday   12:00PM - 5:00PM

Purchase at Farm Store

 

Farm Tours, Hay Rides & Classes

Friday & Saturdays MUST Schedule

To Schedule, Contact Joey 777-888-9999

Public Hours --> Fri & Sat, 12PM-5PM

Parking: In front of Green Barn

On-Site Dining:  Yes 2PM-5PM

Lodging: No             Pets: Only on leash 

Events

Music Concerts

Conferences

Festivals

Some farms host harvest celebrations, music concerts, goat-yoga, meditation and a variety of additional experiences.  Event dates and methods of reservation will be provided for each farm.

The three different ways to learn about events are below.

Local  Farm Events

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...Festivals

Event Type

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...Virginia

Event Location

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Visit the Real Farm Directory

Click on the 'Events' Tab

Filter Farm Events by Locale and Type Preference

Specify your Availability

All Upcoming Event Results will be Shown. Click on an Event to learn more and purchase/reserve tickets

#1      www.realfarmdirectory.org, 'Events'

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Jack & Jill Farm Event 
Calendar

Calendar

May 10th

Lulu & the Hornets 6PM

July 4th

Live Bands & Fireworks

#2     Events Listed on Individual Farmer Profiles (in the Real Farm Directory)

Family Hayride

Jack & Jill Smith

...taking hay rides through the fields to check on the winter fodder they give to their 100% grass-fe & finished cows...

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Farm Events

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Lend A Hand

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Look for the Event symbol

On every Farmer Profile

Pick This Famer

#3      Subscribe to receive notifications of upcoming Real Farm events in your area

Subscribers will also have access to short videos documenting Real Farm events all over the country, videos of recently added Real Farms & Farmers, and any other important interviews or developments that arise.  If you are able to, please donate to Step 1 so we can start getting great material for your to subscribe to!

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Online Market Place

Food & Goods

Tickets to Events/Classes

FarmBNB & Lodging

For those Real Farmers that perform online sales, will be provided to each operation's store front.  The ability to purchase tickets for classes and events will be provided, and for Farms that participate in the FarmBNB program or offer additional lodging options, reservations can be made or contact to do so, provided.

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Lend A Hand

Projects that a farm could use a hand on, or benefit from guidance on, will be posted.  If public hours are not posted, contact the farmer if you feel you could help. Click here to learn more.

Look for the Hand symbol

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on each Farmer Profile

Family Hayride

Jack & Jill Smith

...taking hay rides through the fields to check on the winter fodder they give to their 100% grass-fe & finished cows...

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Farm Events

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Lend A Hand

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Pick This Famer

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Lend A Hand

 

Retaining Wall Guidance Needed

If you have built a retaining wall or two in your lifetime, please help us figure out where exactly to place one!

Extra Hands Needed to Install Goat Fencing

Barn Organizers

We have an old barn we would like to dress up for Events, but don't know where to start....

All helpers get one farm-cooked meal or basket of apples!

Pick Your Farmer

Here the farmer will discuss a project he/she believes would greatly contribute to the farm's success.  The reasoning, basic plan outline, and a projected date of 'ideal' completion are written by the Real Farmer.  To 'Pick' this farmer, use the link to make a donation.  Click here to read more.

Look for the Farmer symbol

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Family Hayride

Jack & Jill Smith

...taking hay rides through the fields to check on the winter fodder they give to their 100% grass-fe & finished cows...

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Farm Events

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Lend A Hand

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Pick This Famer

on each Farmer Profile

Pick This Farmer

 

Need/Project:  Composting Toilet

Estimate/Donation Amount: $1800

Description:When visitors need to use the restroom on the farm, they sometimes have to walk 1 mile to our house, and our septic tank is almost maxed out!...local codes....

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