Central Rivers Farmshed

We organize events, programs, workshops and resources that help support a local food economy.

Get to know your local farmers!

Sunday, September 17th  @ 2:00 PM – Black Rabbit Farm in Amherst*
Tour a small Certified Naturally Grown family farm on the Tomorrow River specializing in pastured rabbit, chicken, duck, and mixed vegetables.

Black Rabbit Farm Address: 4977 Keener Rd; Amherst, WI

Tours are free and open to the public.

Carpool & Contact Information:

For everyone who wants to reduce their carbon footprint and would appreciate someome to lead the way for each tour, the departure time for this event leaving from Central Rivers Farmshed parking lot (1220 Briggs Court) will be 1:15pm to arrive at Black Rabbit Farm at 2:00pm.

If you have any questions please contact either:

Mary G at: maryg@mtc.net

or

Mary M at: marymaller6@gmail.com or 1-715-544-4859

For information about individual farms refer to your free copy of the Central Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas available at Farmshed and elsewhere in central Wisconsin. (Click here for the electronic version of the 2017 Farm Fresh Atlas.)

Brought to you by volunteers of Central Rivers Farmshed

More about the farmers:

The Enrights came from Seattle to central Wisconsin to start their farm partly because they both grew up here, but also because they’d searched the internet and found that the events and initiatives organized by Central Rivers Farmshed, a non-profit in Stevens Point, had attracted many farmers interested in farming without chemicals, along with many locavore eaters eager to buy food from these farmers.

Before moving to this area the Enrights did a series of tours at local farms that helped them to become aware of the strong network of generous locavore farmers here who stand ready to support and help each other; and they welcome new farmers into their group. As Tommy says, “These are farmers who understand that in order for any one of them to be successful they all need to be successful.”

Sam and Tommy were welcomed into this loose collective of farmers who enjoy working to heal the world through the local use of growing practices that are more sustainable…practices such as the use of compost to build the fertility and structure of the soil, and practices that eliminate ,as much as possible, the use chemicals as they farm. This is done to reduce toxic chemical residues that can be harmful to both people and eco systems. These farmers celebrate, even relish sometimes, the amount of work it takes to produces healthy food that also builds the local economy and a more resilient local food system.
Committing to this sort of agriculture requires a delicate balance within the Enright family system, a family that includes two young children. Tommy acknowledges that it’s difficult to balance three pursuits that each require his full time attention…the family, their farm and his off-farm job.

Tommy feels that what carries him and his wife through the trials and tribulations of being new farmers is the sense of independence and adventure he developed as a small boy living in rural Wisconsin where he “could go outside every day and run into the forest to find adventure.” He and Samantha love their new adventure.

Farm-grown snacks will be offered during the tour. A ride-share car caravan if available to anyone going on a tour. This option is offered in the interest of reducing our collective carbon footprint.

WHY SUPPORT FARMSHED

We Believe: 1) Food should be grown in a sustainable manner 2) People should know how to buy, grow, harvest, preserve, and prepare local foods 3) The public should know local farmers 4) Farmers should know who eats their food

BECOME A MEMBER

Your membership supports our community programming as well as our production greenhouse, community kitchen, gathering space, and learning center.
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