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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 8 & 9 
2023
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. 

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Ringer Farms

 Robert and Susan Ringer own Ringer Farms in Preston County, where they started their farm over 12 years ago. 

Robert Ringer is a navy veteran, and notes how being in the military has helped him with farming. 

Ringer Farms covers more than 63-acres with beef cattle, dairy cows, chickens, and more. All the cattle marketed on their farm were born on the farm except the dairy heifers.

What makes their farm unique is that they strive to be self-sufficient and produce a quality product.

“We do everything here,” explains Robert Ringer. “Everything we sell at the markets we produce ourselves.”

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Big Sandy Brewing

Dam good winery and restaurant serving craft beer in Bruceton Mills. 

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.

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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.  

 

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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Portland Coffee

This is Terra Alta’s coffee shop.  We envision this to be a place to meet neighbors, make amends, celebrate milestones, and enjoy the best of Preston County — the best coffee, the best teas, the best baked goods, and the best people you will ever meet.  You will likely make a new friend!

Portland Coffee, located in Terra Alta is in the Portland District of Preston County, West Virginia.  Terra Alta was originally known as Portland when the city was founded in the 1800s amid a cranberry glade.  At that time, the railroad stopped nine times a day, carrying shoppers, business people, and locals to enjoy the town's banks, clothiers, restaurants, churches, and grocers.

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Foggy Mountain Ranch

 Foggy Mountain Ranch & Event Center is a sprawling 200-acre ranch in Preston County that offers a variety of activities for horse enthusiasts. The ranch offers boarding for horses with comfortable stalls, indoor and outdoor arenas, a round pen, and over 256 acres of fields, meadows, and woods for riding.

 

The ranch also offers trail riding, where riders can explore the stunning mountain-top views and ride up to the Cheat River or the ranch's creek.

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Hazel Run Flower Farm

We are an upstart cut flower farm just outside of Bruceton Mills. Currently offerings include cut bouquets and limited you-pick hours. For the fall, dried flowers, pumpkins, and decorative corn will also be available. We focus on sustainable practices with composting and off-season cover cropping to maintain soil health.

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