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May 23, 2006

Franklin tour draws 250

Charles Gupton with poult
Franklin County grower Charles Gupton of Shiloh Farms holds a turkey poult for tour participants to see. (Natalie Hampton photo)

About 250 people turned out May 20-21 for the third annual Franklin County Farm Foods and Crafts Tour, co-sponsored by North Carolina Cooperative Extension. This year's tour featured nine farms, as well as participation by the N.C. Meat Goat Producers and Franklin County Natural Beef Alliance. At several sites, visitors were treated to bluegrass music, crafts demonstrations and activities for children. Many participants purchased beef, goat meat, eggs, shiitake mushrooms and other products from participating growers. At Shiloh Farms, visitors saw organic crops in fields, laying chickens and broilers, an orchard, mushroom production, sheep and cattle.
-N. Hampton

Posted by Natalie at May 23, 2006 02:35 PM