Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education

Horn Farm Happenings – July 19, 2019

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Eco-printing is a method of bundling leaves and other plants in fabric, and steaming the bundle to print their natural pigments onto the fabric. On August 11, join us for a creative adventure at the Horn Farm Center. We’ll walk around the farm and find plants to transfer to a silk scarf that you can enjoy wearing. Share with your friends that you made it yourself! Make it a fun outing with friends, bring snacks and a beverage of your choice. Register early, class size is limited to 10. Silk Scarf Eco-Printing


Join us on July 27 as we demystify pickle making – it’s more than just cucumbers! pickled-cucumbers

Short on time but long on harvest? Learn how simple it is to preserve your bountiful haul with quick pickles. We’ll create two different brines and then explore the various homegrown items you can pickle and the many delicious and unusual uses for quick pickles. They’re not just for sandwiches. We’ll also discuss knife skills and you’ll get to put them to work. Quick Pickling!


peach jam in jarsLearn the basics of water bath canning, including what makes a safe canning environment, what foods can be safely canned, and the basic equipment needed. Put this information into practice through the hands-on making of peach jam during the workshop on July 23. Each participant will leave with a half pint of peach jam made during the session! Space is limited, register today!


produce on farm standKilgore Family Farm is offering farm stand sales in our corn barn on Tuesdays from 1-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you’re coming to pick up your Horn Farm CSA on Tuesdays or have weekend cooking plans, it’s a great chance to pick up a few extras!


Upcoming events:

July 23 – Introduction to Canning: Peach Jam
July 27 – Quick Pickling
July 30 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
August 8 – Introduction to Canning: Tomato Sauce
August 10 – The Ayurvedic Kitchen
August 11 – Botanical Eco-Printing
August 20 – Roasted Vegetables
September 7 – The Ayurvedic Kitchen
September 10 – Introduction to Canning: Applesauce
September 28/29 – Pawpaw Festival
October 12 – Bread: Rising to the Next Level
October 15 – Woodland Steward Training Program

See you at the farm!

Horn Farm Happenings – July 12, 2019

It definitely feels like summer on the farm! It’s sunny and hot and everything is growing so quickly we can barely keep up with the harvest! Betsy's Flowers at the FarmOn Betsy’s farm, the flowers are gorgeous and in full bloom. Do you have a special event planned? Would you love to fill your home or office with beautiful, fresh cut flowers grown organically? Betsy is offering buckets of flowers for sale now through September. Order through her website https://betsysflowers.org. Buckets should be ordered by Tuesday for a Friday pick up.
bucket of flowers

Prices are as follows:
“Big Bucket”  $55  (50 – 70 stems) Restaurants, office parks, and other such businesses may want to consider a Big Bucket to transform a space with color, fragrance and beauty.

“Little Bucket” $40  (20-40 stems) Perfect for a party or an event or just to dress up your home or office.


wild teasWe can make tea for all occasions, from medicinal teas to target specific ailments, to teas for taste, relaxation, or just to provide additional minerals and nutrients in our diet. On this month’s foraging walk on July 18, we will gather wild plants and make a variety of teas with our harvest.  Check it out! Foraging – Wild Teas and Drinks


Soil ecologist Dr. Christine Jones works with innovative farmers and ranchers to implement regenerative land management practices that enhance biodiversity, nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration, productivity, water quality, and community and catchment health. She launched Amazing Carbon (www.amazingcarbon.com) as a means to share her vision and inspire change.  We enjoyed this introduction to her work: Soil Restoration: 5 Core Principles. We hope you enjoy it, too!


Upcoming events:
July 13 – Mushroom Cultivation
July 13 – The Ayurvedic Kitchen
July 16  – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
July 18 – Foraging – Wild Teas and Drinks
July 23 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
July 23 – Introduction to Canning: Peach Jam
July 27 – DIY Natural Paintbrushes
July 27 – Quick Pickling
July 30 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
August 8 – Introduction to Canning: Tomato Sauce
August 10 – The Ayurvedic Kitchen
August 11 – Botanical Eco-Printing
August 20 – Roasted Vegetables
September 7 – The Ayurvedic Kitchen
September 10 – Introduction to Canning: Applesauce
September 28/29 – Pawpaw Festival
October 12 – Bread: Rising to the Next Level
October 15 – Woodland Steward Training Program

See you at the farm!

Horn Farm Happenings – July 5, 2019

Summertime abundance is on its way! Soon the tomatoes, peaches, and apples will be ripe for picking. This year we are offering three opportunities to learn to preserve the harvest by using the water bath canning method. Introduction to Canning: Tomato Sauce, Introduction to Canning: Applesauce, applesand Introduction to Canning: Peach Jam. peach jam in jarsCanning foods can be an easy way to preserve seasonal produce, support local agriculture, and for you to know what is in the food you are eating. During these hands-on, make-and-take sessions,, you’ll discover the basics of water bath canning and learn to safely preserve delicious foods. All three workshops take place in our historic summer kitchen, so space is limited. Register today!


July 9 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
July 13 – Mushroom Cultivation
July 13 – The Ayurvedic Kitchen
July 16  – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
July 18 – Where the Wild Things Grow (Youth Program)
July 23 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
July 23 – Introduction to Canning: Peach Jam
July 27 – DIY Natural Paintbrushes
July 27 – Quick Pickling
July 29 to 31 – Building Backyard Habitats (Junior Naturalist Training)
July 29 to 31 – Building Community Habitats (Junior Naturalist Training)
July 30 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
August 8 – Introduction to Canning: Tomato Sauce
August 10 – The Ayurvedic Kitchen
August 20 – Roasted Vegetables
September 7 – The Ayurvedic Kitchen
September 10 – Introduction to Canning: Applesauce
September 28/29 – Pawpaw Festival
October 12 – Bread: Rising to the Next Level
October 15 – Woodland Steward Training Program

See you at the farm!