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U of I Extension hosting the Ogle County Farm Stroll Oct. 15

red barn with silo in green grass

OREGON, Ill. - Have you ever wanted to see a beekeeper in action? Or pick your own apples and berries? Join us for this free, family friendly event that will satisfy your local food cravings and curiosities!

On Sunday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., University of Illinois Extension will host the Ogle County Farm Stroll, a self-guided driving tour of highly diversified family farms, all open to the public on one big day. There will be farm tours, demonstrations, and of course fresh local food samplings and sales. Dress for the weather, it will take place rain or shine.

The farms participating in this year’s Farm Stroll are Barnhart’s Stone Corner, Berry View Orchard, Dietrich Ranch, Happily Homegrown, Hough’s Maple Lane Farm, and Orion Organics.

Come see farm raised cows, organic fruits and vegetables, pigs, and so much more. One of the farms is full of antique farm equipment and farming history. How does the stroll work? Just choose which farms you want to see and create your own route using the map and brochure provided. This is a free event, but bring some cash to stock up on local, farm-fresh products.

Follow Ogle County Farm Stroll on Facebook for up-to-the-minute information, brochures, maps, and spotlight features on each farm: Contact Cindy Jankiewicz, Program Coordinator, at Extension's Ogle County office at 815-732-2191 or email with any additional questions you may have or if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program.

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Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities. Illinois Extension is part of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.