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Farm Brunch & Family Strawberry Festival – Celebrate America’s Original Farm-to-Fork Corridor; Since 1565

 

A Rype & Readi Farm-to-Fork Brunch – Celebrate

America’s Original Farm-to-Fork Corridor; Since 1565

Come celebrate Florida’s peak strawberry harvest at a family friendly brunch at the farm.

“We want to celebrate this amazing corridor of family farms still with us in St.Johns County.  Keep it going by letting people know how important these farms are to our food supply, to our economy, and to what makes living here so good.”

BRUNCH MENU

Seasonal Fruit Salad
Pancakes with fresh Blueberries, Strawberries, & Chocolate Chips!
Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs
Country Sausage & Maple Wood Smoked Bacon
Farmhouse Biscuits with Local Honey & Jam
Local Kale Salad
Elkton Home Fried Potatoes
Fresh Strawberry Key-Lime Shortcake!

Hibiscus Tea
Coffee
Tea
Cash Bar (Mimosas, Wine)

 

ACTIVITIES

CABBAGE CHUNKIN Catapulting!  That’s right we will be catapulting pumpkins as cow treats Medieval style!
KITE FLYING  compliments of Ocean Extreme Sports
PETTING ZOO – come hand feed our farm animals
DOWN-HOME MUSIC – Ole School with Sam Brown & Friends (local musicians)
An optional Family Friendly Countryside BIKE TOUR organized by VELOFEST Community Initiative alongside the St. John’s River-to-Sea Loop
FOR BIKE TOUR by VELOFEST: 9AM-9:45AM Check In Available. Riders can start at anytime. There will be a 2.9 M and 7.9 M route maps available. Please keep in mind the Cottonmouth Quarter Marathon is also happening in the area that morning starting at 8AM. Only the 7.9 mile route to St. Ambrose Church will see any runners. All riders will be welcomed back to the finish with water, snacks and fun VeloFest swag! Bring your kids for a great, short, simple route with low traffic  through the country. All cyclists must sign a waiver before leaving if using the designated route maps. The St. Johns River to Sea Loop trail is on the south side of SR 207 and is not part of this particular ride. We are happy to provide links and instruction/directions to the beautiful trail. More info about VeloFest at www.velofest.org.

 

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ABOUT AMERICA’S ORIGINAL FARM-TO-FORK CORRIDOR; SINCE 1565

The farmlands that extend inland from St. Augustine channel American history. Timucuan farms sustained the Ancient City. “Farm-to-table” endowed Flagler Era hospitality. Now the nonprofit St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop Alliance is helping define this rural corridor for family visits. St. Johns County has proclaimed the corridor “critical to the survivl of local agricultural communities.”  The extension office and the Putnam-St. Johns County Farm Bureau are on board.

 

Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam at a recent Chamber of Commerce breakfast at Blue Sky Farms praised what the corridor could accomplish.  “To see this county come together with an agritourism corridor is very exciting. . . it creates a whole new revenue stream potential. For society, it creates the opportunity to bring your kids and grandkids out here to see how all of this happened and have some good, old fashioned family fun.”

 

That’s the opportunity the Alliance has taken up: to strengthen rural life by introducing farm visits and by supporting off-farm activities of a compatible kind, like the Rype & Readi Farm-to-Fork Brunch.  Like it?  We’ll do it again!

 

Where before there were only individual farms and isolated activities, the Farm-to-Fork Corridor is becoming a defining wherewithal, an umbrella collection of things to see, do and enjoy.

 

Join your friends and family at Rype & Readi and experience a joyful family day and culinary experience!  Wines will be Chilean & American.  The fellowship will be world-class!

Have questions?  Contact Rype & Readi

 

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