We’ve been here 20 years now, and we want to celebrate. Mention our 20th anniversary and receive a free bar of soap as our gift. We invite you to our farm and offer you a warm place by the wood stove with a pot of vegetable gumbo soup and a skillet of fresh-ground cornbread cooking to greet you upon your arrival. Delight your taste buds with our jams spread over local goat cheese. Try some of Jennifer’s holiday cookies or our home-grown popcorn. There will be a hot herbal tonic to drink and sliced apples with local goat’s milk caramel sauce. Sample our mustard on country ham (cured by neighboring Hope Ridge Farm Meats) and gooseberry pickle chutney (made at nearby Turtle Back Ridge Farm) on pork roast.
There will be many activities throughout the day: demonstrations of our soap making process, corn shucking and shelling, hand grinding of cornmeal, checking out the chickens and the cast iron kettle used to render tallow, tours of the commercial kitchen in the basement of our 1877 farmhouse, walks around the gardens, hiking out to the cornfield and simple games for children to play including an obstacle course. Bring appropriate clothes and shoes if you want to participate in any of the outdoor events.
Some of the unique things to look for this year include low-sugar jams, traditional coarse-grained mustards, our delicious heirloom Hickory King Corn meal & grits , our all natural hand-made soaps, our pickled asparagus and okra, a selection of herbs, spices and teas, wooden spoons, hand knitted wash cloths, soap dishes, jam and mustard pots, corn shuck candle lights and more.
Several neighbor farmer/friends will be here with their products to taste and ideas to discuss in an effort to expand the network of local food and introduce our customers and friends to each other. Come meet some of the people in our area that are trying to improve the state of our agricultural system and local economy.
If you cannot not make it during the Open House you are invited to come and visit any time before Christmas. Just call ahead to make sure we’re home. For our customers who will not be able to make the trip to our farm, order our products at http://www.sunflowersundries.etsy.com or call me at 606-763-6827. We usually ship orders in two days and keep most things in stock. Last day to ship for Christmas delivery is Dec. 17th.
For directions to our farm, see Mapquest or below. Google maps is incorrect.
Also happening in our area:
Frontier Christmas in Old Washington, 1790′s village near Maysville, 12 mi..
Photos with Santa, by Kate’s Photography, neighbor 5 mi. away
Ohio River Valley Art Guild Holiday show and sale, Old Washington Guild Building
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Jennifer Gleason, Farmer/Founder
from Cincinnati, Ohio: Take the Rt. #9/AA Highway (Wilder/Maysville) exit off of 275, and go EAST on #9 to Maysville (52 mi) Turn right at light at Wendy’s on Rt 62/68 West, and go to the fourth light and turn Right on Rt. 62. Follow Rt 62 for apprx. 12 miles to a stop sign. Turn right and follow Rt. 62 for
1 1/2 miles to Rt. #1029. Turn LEFT on Rt. #1029, go 1 mile and turn RIGHT on DIVIDING RIDGE RD. Go 1/2 mi. to first farm on the right. Driving time from Cincinnati = 1 hr 20 min. (72 mi.)
from Lexington, Ky: Take Rt. #68East- Paris Pike (you’re actually headed north) Go thru Paris and Millersburg. A few miles past Millersburg, note the yellow flashing light that marks the left turn to follow Rt. #68, continue on for apprx. 13 miles, past Blue Lick State Park, and turn LEFT of Rt. #165. go
1 1/2 mi. and turn RIGHT on Rt. #1029 (Johnson Creek Covered Bridge sign) Go apprx. 5 miles on #1029, past the covered bridge, and into Mason County. At the top of the big hill, turn hard LEFT on DIVIDING RIDGE RD. go 1/2 mi. we are first farm on the right. Driving time from Lexington = 1 hr. 15 min. (54 mi.)