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April 1, 2021
The Lowdown with Lori
The saying goes, “Farmers don’t just work til the sun goes down, they work till the job is done!”

Recently Small Biz Trends ranked Kentucky as the best place to start a farm in 2021. I am and always will be a KY farm girl so this honor makes me so proud of the state I love! I grew up on a small family dairy and tobacco farm. I know that being a farmer is a hard life and, more often than not, a thankless job. It truly takes someone like my Daddy with a love and passion for farming to make it a profession.

It is never about the money. Farmers do not get paid overtime, there are no sick days, long vacations, or seasonal "breaks"; as a matter of fact, Spring and Fall are the busiest seasons on the farm. My Daddy always says, “it’s a hard life but I wouldn’t live any other way.” I loved following along behind him, even if a chore or two was involved, because it was obvious he loved what he was doing and he loved sharing that passion with me.

My mother, a retired librarian and a hard working farmer’s wife, gave me a love of books. The books I read as a child were able to take me anywhere my mind could imagine. To this day, I still read twice a day, one for pleasure and the other to grow. My Mom always encouraged my passion for travel. When I was in high school through Future Homemakers of America, 4-H, and the Kentucky Dairy Association, I had the opportunity to travel across the State of Kentucky and explore other states. For me and my Mom, it meant road trips!! We loved traveling, each place we visited was an adventure, and through the KY Dairy Association, many of our visits were agriculture related.

It is funny how I alway knew I was going to, one day, end up in the travel and tourism Industry but little did I know that my two loves, Agriculture and Tourism, would one day intertwine to become AgriTourism. A working farm that takes in guests!

Most people are generations removed from having a family member involved in farming. That’s why it is more important than ever for families to take new authentic experiences and “real” vacations. The options to explore AgriTourism has grown over the years. Now you can learn and see where food is grown, pick your own veggies and fruits, learn how to start an organic garden, raise chickens, beehives, love on some cuddly animals, and, of course, pet and ride a horse.

I invite y’all to roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty, and help “Git-R-Done” at one of the Top 10 AgriTourism locations in Georgetown, Kentucky. I promise a little bit of country is good for the soul.

  1. Bi-Water Farm & Greenhouse is a 185-acre family farm lavished with greenhouses, farm markets and a host to activities such as hay rides, zip lines, petting zoo, miniature golf, paintball, Spooky Farmhouse, a “big monster pirate ship” and a corn maze. In addition to fresh produce, visitors find homemade fudge and jams and jellies at the farm market. Check their website for hours and special events.
  2. Evans Orchard is like an amusement park of farms. This fifth-generation farm stretches out over 175 acres with family-fun activities like an apple cider slider, Rat Racers Big Wheel track, swings and tire climbs, and even a BarnYard Petting Zoo. With the only cider mill in Central Kentucky, this farm offers some of the best cider and fried apple pies in the area. They even allow you to pick your own flowers and fruit! The Play Area is open every day that the market is open for a single admission fee that also includes entry to the BarnYard Petting Zoo. U-picks are also available during picking seasons.
  3. The only park of its kind in the world,The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm, educational theme park, equine competition facility, and equine office park dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse. This 1,224-acre equine Park is based in Lexington with over 200 acres in the Georgetown/Scott County area. Featuring dozens of different breeds of horses at work and at play, the park showcases the horse in daily equine presentations, horse drawn tours, museums dedicated to the history of the horse, and horseback and pony rides during the main summer season. The Kentucky Horse Park is Kentucky’s largest state-owned tourist attraction and the largest attraction in central Kentucky. Stop by the Visitors Center to schedule one of the many Horse Country Tours including Saxony Farm, a nursery in Scott County
  4. .Gray Arbor Farm is a seasonal cut flower farm located just 10 minutes from Downtown Georgetown, KY. While the family-owned farm is not open to the public, the owners host several U-pick events and workshops that give visitors the opportunity to tour this Kentucky Proud farm and collect blooms.
  5. Elmwood Stock Farm is committed to healthy and wholesome production of high-quality fresh farm products. This sixth generation family farm, spread over 550 acres, produces organic vegetables, fruits, meats and pasture-raised eggs, as well as grass-fed stock cattle. Elmwood offers visitors monthly “From the Ground Up” tours to learn how food raised without the use of chemical pesticides reaches your plate.
  6. Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm a 136-acre Thoroughbred Retirement Farm where you can get up close and personal with such stars of the turf Kentucky Derby winner. Silver Charm. Breeders’ Cup Champions Alphabet Soup and Amazombie and stakes winners Game On Dude and Ide. These champions live alongside hard-knockers like Fighting City Hall and Popcorn Deelites whose only claim to racing fame was starring in the film Seabiscuit.
  7. Three Hill Farm is a Kentucky Proud farm offering a true horsemanship experience. Whether you’re an intermediate or established rider, come spend the day at Three Hill Farm and get hands-on working and riding their horses. With a visit to the farm, one can gain a better understanding of the horse and build upon their horsemanship skills. Call for schedule and pricing of their clinics, training, and group visits.
  8. Triple J Farm is located over hundreds of acres with 140 acres devoted to produce and other crops and 220 acres just for cattle. Although this Kentucky Proud farm is not in the agritourism business, Triple J opens a small farm stand during the peak of the summer growing season, July 1 through Sept. 16. Customers can purchase farm-fresh produce 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Triple J offers a CSA program, Fresh Market and a Farmhouse Kitchen filled with homemade breads, cinnamon rolls and other sweets. The farm is closed on Sundays.
  9. Whispering Woods Riding Stables is located on 250 wooded acres, Whispering Woods Riding Stables offers you the opportunity to experience Kentucky’s beauty in the most natural way… by horseback! These trails are suitable for beginners but also challenging enough for experienced riders. Rediscover the natural beauty that surrounds you with trail rides along wooded hills, creek crossings, and Kentucky countryside. Trail ride reservations are required. Whispering Woods is open for trail rides March through October.
  10. Lavender in Bloom a lovely U-Pick flower farm that opened in 2018 offering 11 varieties of Lavender and about 2,000 plants in all. The English Lavender varieties are "Royal Velvet", "Folgate", "Melissa", "Buena Vista", "White Dwarf", "Royal Purple" and "Maillette". Our French varieties are "Gros Bleu", "Phenomenal", "Grosso" and "Hidcote Giant". The Lavender will be ready for U-Pick around June 1. 2021. This Spring Lavender in Bloom is offering something new…. U-Pick Tulips. As the weather warms up the tulips are starting to pop up and that means tickets for the U-Pick Tulips will be available soon.
2021 Kentucky Three-Day Event
It is the ultimate test of horse and rider, an equestrian triathlon consisting of three distinct elements – dressage, cross-county and show jumping – and one of the few sports where men and women compete alongside one another, even at the Olympic level. At its apex? The 5-star designation, the most advanced form of the competition.
10 Best Bets In Georgetown
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Polly Signer Couture Hats
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Little Garden Club Makes A Big Splash At Ward Hall
For nearly 10 years Georgetown’s Little Garden Club has tended to the gardens at Ward Hall: gathering plants and supplies, donating seating and sculptures, prepping the plots for spring, cleaning them up in the fall and maintaining all in between. And members do this for not one garden but for five...
Em + Me Boutique

At the intersection of trendy and affordable is the Em + Me Boutique, a shop and concept created by a “girl boss team built on faith, family and community.” Their mission? Provide a scrumptious mix of trendy and comfy for all sizes, emphasis on quality and cute.
Rodney's On Broadway

Rodney Jones’ knack for cooking reaches back into his childhood, growing up with a mom who had a gift for cooking that included a meatloaf recipe unlike any other. That talent, was honed over decades and is on full display at his own restaurant, Rodney’s on Broadway in downtown Georgetown.
Queenslake B&B

Guests to Queenslake get the royal treatment, a five-star experience that begins as soon as they turn into the main gate of this quintessential classic Kentucky horse farm with tree-lined drive leading to a magnificent white-columned manse.
Georgetown/Scott County Tourism is working hard to gather the most accurate and up to date opening dates, days and hours of operation from our local businesses and attractions in order to support their reopening throughout uncertain conditions.

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