Tours are fun, educational, and a great activity for everyone! Great for Advanced gardeners and Beginners, like Kids who can come for FREE!
Do you know how to grow potatoes?
Have you ever seen broccoli growing?
Want to cuddle a chicken?
Learn lots of tips and tricks to have happy chickens and grow your best vegetables, fruit, and nuts!
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We suggest a donation of $20 per adult. FREE for everyone 17 and younger!
Large Group Events – 10 or more people
Large groups can schedule a tour on a day other than our usual Tour schedule. See all of the options for groups Click here
Hollyhill Hummingbird Farm Tours
Looking through our pictures and reading our text may be helpful, but walking around our Farm, listening to your guide, and freely asking questions, is another thing all together.
All ages are welcome. The tour will last over an hour, and highlight all the important aspects of sustainable food production.
Our Chickens were held, one at a time, everyday from her first day of life. All this holding bonded them with humans. Our chickens don’t mind kids or adults holding them, and they love to jump on your shoulder!
Your tour will also include basic education on chicken care. If you would like more detail, such as if you are planning to get your own chickens, just let us know.
Good farmers grow good vegetables. Great farmers grow great soil! At our Farm, the chicken manure is caught using mulch from the property. The mulch is then composted, along with excess spent grain from the Farm’s Craft Brewery, garden waste, and kitchen scraps. This is the food for our veggie garden.
Besides learning our methods of soil improvement you will see how we pair up companion plants to fight pests. For instance: If you plant members of the allium family (onions, garlic, chives…) around your plants that aphids and carrot flies like, you may trick the pests and get a sweet harvest of both the crop and the allium. We like to space our onions through our carrots to allow
each onion to swell while the carrots catch the wasted light, getting thinned as they grow.
You will see crop rotation, first hand. Like a shell game, we move the crops so new pest babies born in the spring will not be right next to their parents’ favorite food. Crop rotation helps plants live symbiotically over time. What one plant takes from the soil, another gives. Some give using further symbiosis, like the legume family (peas, beans, peanuts…) their roots team up with local bacteria to leave the ground with more nitrogen than it started!
The Farm brewing process takes about 6 hours of time during the actual brew day and then it takes weeks or months before the brew is ready to drink.
We may not be brewing on the day of your visit; however, we will have the equipment set up, the fermenters filled with wort/beer, and our kegerator for you to learn from during the tour.
If you want to learn more about brewing, please visit our Homebrew Page
Orchard and Berry Vines:
While our focus was always on taste test winners, we also payed attention to stagger harvests and have a few long term storage fruits. We have 24 different fruit and nut trees, so that at least 2 of them are harvesting every month of the year!
Hops are a perennial plant that regrows from a rhizome (root that stores energy like a potato) each year. If you come in the spring you will see a little plant like on the right. Summer has long vines growing over a rope. In August we harvest flowers for brewing. September – Spring, the hop yard vanishes and goes dormant underground.
This is a picture of one of our hops varieties (Cascade) as a baby.