Jeff, Frances, Zach Tacy, Bennett Tompkins
22 Franny’s Farm Rd., Leicester
Come experience our 18-acre organic farm. Walk through the vegetable and pollinator gardens, tour the poultry pasture with chickens and turkeys, and give a treat to the sheep and goats. Stay for a hike on the Moonshine Mary Trail and tour the Eco-Cabin Event Center.
For sale on tour: eggs, seasonal produce, chicken, cut flowers
Enjoy a meal: Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, cookies, drinks, and picnic fixings like pickles, cheese and crackers.
More for kids: face painting on Saturday, cornhole, rock painting, help paint a farm mural
Directions: Travel about 10 miles on Hwy. 63/New Leicester Hwy. Turn left on S. Turkey Creek Rd. Go .6 mile and take first right onto Came Sharp Rd. Keep left on gravel road to stay on Franny’s Farm Rd to our barn.
Full Sun Farm
Vanessa and Alex Campbell
90 Bald Creek Rd., Leicester
Full Sun Farm is a constantly evolving vegetable and cut-flower operation. Tour our hazelnut orchard, now in it’s 4th year and producing a small amount of nuts. Discover unique farm equipment, like our electric cultivating tractor, and learn how we use them to produce.
For sale on the tour: Winter squash, potatoes and other vegetables, cut flowers
More for kids: Arts and crafts
Directions: Travel 11 miles on Hwy. 63/New Leicester Hwy. and turn left onto N. Turkey Creek Rd. After about 1.4 miles, bear right onto State Rd. 1401/Earlys Mtn. Rd. and proceed approximately 5 miles over the mountain. The road turns into Big Sandy Mush Rd. and Bald Creek Rd. The farm is the first house on the left past Willow Creek Rd.
Long Branch Environmental Education Center
Paul and Pat Gallimore
278 Boyd Cove Rd., Leicester
Learn about our permaculture practices, and see an edible landscape of berries, American Chestnuts, and heirloom apples. Tour our trout pond, passive solar buildings, and renewable energy systems. Enjoy nature trails, waterfalls, and wildlife.
For sale on tour: Jams, honey, berries, plants, apples, cider, chestnuts, red wiggler worms
More for kids: Walkabouts complete with identification and tasting of native plants, Mountain Hollerin’ in the holler event, red wiggler worm beauty contests
Directions: Travel 11 miles on Hwy. 63/New Leicester Hwy. and turn left onto N. Turkey Creek Rd. After about 1.4 miles, bear right onto State Rd. 1401/Earlys Mtn. Rd. and proceed about 5 miles. The road turns into Big Sandy Mush Rd. and Bald Creek Rd. Turn right onto Boyd Cove Rd. and continue 1.3 miles to the LBEEC sign. Go up the rocky gravel drive to the parking areas. Gravel drive may not be suitable for vehicles with low clearance.