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Preston County

Farm Crawl

Farm Crawls are popping up all over the nation, they are an opportunity to get an inside look at the operations of locally owned and operated agricultural businesses who may not normally have regular business hours. 

 

The Preston County Farm Crawl includes locally owned and operated growers and purveyors of sustainable vegetables, meats, spirits, flowers, and plant-based products.

All tours are FREE!!

July 9 & 10 
2022
10am - 4pm

The Farms & Businesses

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Pike Mountain Farm

Located just 10 miles from downtown Morgantown, Pike Mountain Farm provides pasture raised chicken and pork to the local community. Using rotational grazing this young farm is producing nutrient dense protein and healing the land. Pike Mountain Farm’s location, online ordering and curbside pickup make putting a healthy dinner on the table easy.

 

Farm tours, activities for kids and bluegrass music are the highlights of this crawl stop. 

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High Ground Brewing

We are a veteran owned and family operated brewery located in Preston County West Virginia. Starting in March 2019, we are on tap in several areas of North-Central West Virginia. We promise a unique and delicious craft beer experience with products that will come to you with hard work, passion and quality as its backbone. 

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Riffle Farms

Bison roam the 64 rolling acres, nestled between ridge lines in Terra Alta. At 2,200 ft in elevation, a healthy upward draft keeps the grass cool, the snow heavy, and the springs plentiful. These animals are grass-fed and finished. Riffle Farms is committed to providing their customers with an ethically raised, healthier meat option. Bison rivals chicken in fat content, surpasses salmon in protein content, and has more omega-3 fatty acids than beef. 

Hopping Acres WV

Hopping Acres

Hopping Acres began breeding Leicester Longwool Sheep in 1992. Home of the first Natural Colored Leicester Longwools born in the USA. We use all the wool we produce to create designer yarns, knitwear, felted items and much more. 

Learn the history of the bred of sheep George Washington used to increase the wool production and meat in his flock.  See how their wool is turned into yarn . 

We also raise Karakachan livestock guard dogs, giant Angora rabbits, and our heritage chickens lay great Happy Eggs. We will do doing sheering and spinning demos for The Crawl! 

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Taylor Grow

Taylor Grow is a veteran owned micro farm producing seasonal vegetables and cut flowers in historic Arthrudale.  Implementing intensive small-scale practices, Taylor Grow is home to 45 cut flower varieties, most started from seed on the farm.

   You may recognize us from our floral sponsorship, providing no cost centerpieces to fundraisers in support of local charities.

Plan to spend 30 minuets of your day with us as your visit includes a walking tour of our 3-acre farm including a stop in our production high tunnel. Relax in the hospitality spot located in the center of the farm before continuing your day’s adventure. 

Taylor Grow is located .62 miles south of the Arthurdale Heritage Center host of the New Deal Festival. 

Heasley Homestead Maple

Heasley Homestead Maple

Since 2015, Keith Heasley has been tapping maple trees at the Heasley Homestead in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia. Since that first year, he has refined the technique and incorporated industry improvements to help perfect the process. Colorful blue and green tubing connects these majestic trees and, when the time is right, the cold nights and warm days of late winter and early spring offer up that sweet goodness. Red maple and sugar maple trees come together here to create a uniquely flavorful syrup in amber, dark and very dark grades.

Which grade is best? Come taste the difference to find out your personal preference.

Cothelstone Farm

Cothelstone Farm

This family farm is smattered with ponds, creeks, trails, fields, and forest that tease the imagination and refresh the soul.

Originally a family vacation spot, it has been developed over the past year to host guests for short or long-term stays at one of its three residences.

The farm is also the inspiration for SweetDaisyHome which sells all natural soy candles, handmade aprons and goat milk soap. At this year's Farm Crawl, stop by and create your very own barn quilt, enjoy a tour or short walk through the woods, and explore the creaks, trails and even a tree house.

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Andor Peppers

Andor Peppers is a family owned and operated, small batch hot sauce and smoked spice company. We grow our heirloom and other uncommon peppers at our farm that sits on the bank of the Cheat River. Our pepper harvest offers flavors beyond the ever-popular cayenne and jalapeno products. Hot, but with depth of flavor!

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Brookside Farm

 Brookside Farm in Aurora, WV, has been owned by Ed & Mary Utterback since the early 70’s, having been one of the first farms east of the Mississippi to raise beefalo, a hybrid cross between a buffalo and a domestic cow.  The Utterback’s planted corn and oats, baled hay and raised sheep along with the beefalo.  

 

Their oldest son, Mark, returned home after college and has been operating the farm since the mid-90’s.  

In 2016, the Utterbacks were approached with an opportunity to partner with Jacob’s Ladder, a farming-based, 6-month residential recovery program for young men struggling with drug and or alcohol abuse and addiction.  In order to best work with the young men on a daily basis, Mark began to look at more labor-intensive, but more sustainable methods of using much of the 250-acre farm.  The partnership with Jacob’s Ladder can be seen in the Netflix movie called “Recovery Boys.”

 

Mark makes a bi-weekly to-your-door delivery through Preston County and into Morgantown every other Thursday, with USDA inspected meat products from the farm, including grass fed beefalo, lamb, pasture-raised pork, as well as pasture-raised brown eggs, honey, maple syrup and seasonally raised whole broiler chickens and rabbits. 

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