South Morrow Farm Crawl to Showcase Local Agriculture and Community on June 17, 2023
Morrow County, OR - The South Morrow Farm Crawl is a new, family-friendly event that's ready to showcase the best of local agriculture and community on June 17, 2023. This event offers visitors the chance to take a day-long tour of six local farms in South Morrow County, followed by a stop at the Morrow County Heritage Agriculture Museum and a community event in the park near Willow Creek Water Park. The tour runs from 11 am – 4 pm and community event from 3 pm – 7 pm.
The South Morrow Farm Crawl is a self-guided tour that allows attendees to explore a variety of farms and ranches, including wheat, vegetables, flowers, bees and honey, and livestock such as sheep, cattle, swine, and even emus. The event features a variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations for all ages, including opportunities to learn about sustainable agriculture practices.
Following the farm crawl tour, participants can join together in Heppner to enjoy the live music featuring the band Skillethead of Central Oregon, local food trucks on site, and a vendor market with a variety of goods and local artisanal products. There will also be a community Corn Hole competition tournament. Attendees have the opportunity to receive a free South Morrow Farm Crawl Passport, where they earn a passport stamp for each farm site they stop at and each vendor site they shop at. Passport holders can win raffle prizes at the community event for stamps gathered in their passport.
"The South Morrow Farm Crawl is a great opportunity for visitors to learn about agriculture and connect with the region," said Julie Baker of Oregon State University Extension, Morrow County. "By attending the event, visitors can build and strengthen their relationships with local growers, small farms, and community members as they share their contributions to agriculture, education, agritourism and more."
This event was made possible through grant funding, sponsored by Amazon Web Services and Change X. The project is led by Julie Baker, with Oregon State University Extension, and a committee of participating farm sites representatives. The South Morrow Farm Crawl is free to attend, and participants can start their self-guided tour at any of the participating farms. The Morrow County Loop will offer one route of public transportation starting at 11 am, visitors can reserve their free seat on the bus on the website. For more information, including registering your Corn Hole tournament team, vendor inquiries, and a map of participating farms and activities, visit www.southmorrowfarmcrawl.com.
Contact: Julie Baker Oregon State University Extension, Morrow County firstname.lastname@example.org 541-676-9642