Boykin Mill Farms and the town of Boykin will be featured on the giant Agri-tourism event taking place in Kershaw County June 18 and 19.
Basically an historic working farm and “town” just south of Camden on Hwy. 261, Boykin Mill Farms features an onsite water powered grits mill with 100+ year old equipment and other restored buildings including:
· The Boykin Grille & Company Store
· The Swift Creek Church
· The Mill Pond Steakhouse Restaurant
Look for this
Kershaw County Ag + Art Tour symbol at each farm site.
The Broom Place
The tour event takes place on Saturday, June 18 from 9 am until 5 pm, and Sunday from 1 pm until 5 pm. The Grits Mill will be running on-going both days, and The Broom Place will be open on Saturday only.
Other special activities include live music both days, and Boykin corn meal and grits will be available for purchase.
Artisans on site at Boykin Mill Farms throughout the tour weekend include:
· Ginny Barnette, a renowned South Carolina-renowned fine art photographer, will showcase her work including photography of Boykin Mill Farms and other regional scenes
· Mary Deas Wortley, an award- winning sculptor
· Susan Simpson, crafter, broom weaver spinning her magic in a restored settlers' home, originally built circa 1740 (Saturday, June 18 only)
· Stephanie Nix, painter and book binding will have handcrafted books and journals, and paintings displayed.
In addition to Boykin Mill Farms, visitors and residents touring farm sites during the state’s largest, FREE Agri-tourism event in June will have the opportunity to visit 5 more Kershaw County farms, the farmers market, and experience the works and products of more than 20 artisans Saturday and Sunday June 18th and 19th, including:
1. Wil-Moore Farms in Lugoff - a family farm business, takes pride in producing healthy, nutritious food that you can feel good about eating. Fresh eggs, pastured poultry, all-natural, lean grass-fed beef, and “Happy Farm Creamery” (www.wil-moorefarms.com)
2. Goat Daddy’s Farm in Elgin - located on 25 beautifully wooded acres, raising Heritage breed Chickens, Turkeys and Guineas. In addition to the namesake Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Goat Daddy’s offer farm tours and access to over a mile of walking (www.facebook.com/goatdaddys/)
3. Old McCaskill’s Farm in Rembert - At Old McCaskill's Farm there is always something going on! From daily chores, feeding the animals, and preparing farm-to-table meals. (www.oldmccaskillfarm.com)
4. Pear Tree Farms in Rembert – Lita Wangensteen’s equestrian farm where horses are trained
5. Seldom Rest Farm in northern Kershaw County – a grass fed beef operation near the town of Kershaw (www.seldomrestfarmsc.com)
Other points of interest along the tour and participating Artisans onsite at each tour location will be announced soon. Artisans who wish to be involved may contact Debra Gregory, the county’s Ag + Art Tour Artisan Chairperson at email@example.com
For farm information, contact Wayne Belger, Kershaw County Ag + Art Tour Chairman, at Wayne Belger firstname.lastname@example.org
The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour, a month long event in June, is the nation’s largest free self-guided farm tour featuring local artisans and farmers markets, said Belger.
“We will be announcing more information soon about all the Artisans participating in our Kershaw County Tour,” Belger added. “Everyone interested in learning more about all the farms and activities can visit our event website at www.agandarttour.com/kershaw
Farm tour sites are open, and completely free of charge, Saturday, June 18th from 9am until 5pm, and Sunday, June 19th from 1pm to 5pm. In addition to Kershaw County, the 2016 Ag + Art Tour will include eight additional South Carolina counties (Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Horry, Lancaster, Union and York) with different counties participating each weekend in June.
For more information on Boykin Mill Farms visit www.boykinmillfarms.com
For more information, visit the event website www.agandarttour.com/kershaw