LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In southwest Louisville, on the banks of the Ohio River, a free family event will be taking place Saturday, June 15th.
Farnsley-Moremen Landing will host “Family Farm and Forage Day” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This event is packed with a variety of activities, workshops, talks and booths for children and adults all while exploring historic and present-day farming.
“Bluegrass Bessie” the cow will be featured in a milking demonstration.
Other events include a petting zoo; farm-to-table cooking demonstrations at the Thorobred Mobile Kitchen; outdoor play activities at Jefferson Memorial Forest’s ECHO Mobile; 4-H Fair Exhibits; 4-H Goat Show; a Kentucky Proud recipe tasting; horse-drawn wagon rides; and barrel train rides.
Music will be provided from the bluegrass band “Hog Operation” at the pavilion from noon to 2 p.m.
All of the events are free, although donations to tour the historic 1837 Farnsley-Moremen house are appreciated.
Topics for demonstrations and talks featured at this event include: hay cutting and forage cropping (demonstration), growing grapes for wine making (10:30-11:30 a.m.), rainfall simulator, beneficial insects, invasive species, forest mushrooms and urban water issues.
Councilwoman Cindi Fowler, District 14 representative is excited about the upcoming event and expects it to do well.
“This is a great opportunity for folks from across the region to bring their children and grandchildren to see and pet farm animals, ride the grounds on a horse-drawn carriage and participate in a fun scavenger hunt! Of course, there will be tours of the historic home. I hope to see you there!" Fowler said.