See how local meat and veggies go from farm to table with Clemson Extension on Sat. Nov. 17

Moo cows and more


Have you ever wondered what it's like to work on a farm? To rise with a cock-a-doodle-doo and fall into bed after hours of milking and planting and wood-splitting? Ok ok, so maybe not all farms look like Babe. If you want to learn more about how these real life modern day businesses operate, the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service leads a Lowcountry Regional Farm Tour Sat. Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Farm hands in training will meet at Local Works (1630-2 Meeting St.) and hop on a bus headed to three Lowcountry farms. All ages are welcome.

The first farm on the tour is Cordray's in Ravenel, which focuses on cattle farming and meat processing (so, ya know, don't name the cute cows). Cordray's says they'll process your deer, gator, and wild hog in addition to humanely slaughtering and processing cattle, pig, sheep, and goats.

The second stop on the tour is Compost in My Shoe on Johns Island. Here, attendees will learn about harvesting vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers. Chat with Compost farmer Jim Martin, who won Slow Food Charleston's first snailblazer micro grant for his heirloom pepper project in Feb. 2017.

The final stop on the tour is also on Johns Island; Storey Farms specializes in egg production, as well as meat production for poultry and swine. Follow them on Instagram for photos and videos of their adorable inhabitants.

The tour bus leaves at 9 a.m., so arrive by 8:45 to score a good seat. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for ages three to 12, and free for children under three and Clemson SC new and beginning Farmer Program class of 2018 graduates. 

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