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Explore the farm in your backyard.

Saturday, February 23rd. It’s Explore the Farm Day at Congaree and Penn! Hike through the hidden nooks of our 350 acres, learn the properties of excellent olive oil, sharpen your cocktail mixing skills, hop on a farm tour, learn the basics of raising chickens, or simply enjoy the farm at your own leisure.

 
 

Hit the workshops, take a tour, fuel up with a drink from the taproom, and enjoy the savory farm menu. It’s your Saturday at the farm. Plan it however you’d like.

 
 
 

Classic Farm Tour

with Michelle Maylon

Hop on a tractor pulled farm wagon and enjoy a cruise through the farm. Michelle will make frequent stops to point out what's growing and what's happening at Congaree and Penn. With opportunities to hop on and off of the wagon, the farm tour will feature visits to our rice paddies, tree orchards, and farm animals.

$10 per guest
Children 3 and under may ride free of charge, but
must sit on an adult's lap. 

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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Adventure Hike & Canine Excursion

with Eric Gebicke

Join Eric on a guided hike through the 350 acre farm to explore destinations that are seldom seen on regular farm days. Better yet, bring Fido along for the adventure!

$10 per guest

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Olive Oil Evaluation

with Trey Hartinger

Presented by Congaree and Penn’s own olive oil sommelier and culinary director, Trey Hartinger. Sample award winning olive oils and learn the properties of what makes good oil. Trey will guide participants in properly tasting and evaluating various olive oils.

$15 per guest

10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Honey Tasting

with Brentley Stead

Join Brentley of Bee Friends Farm for an educational honey tasting and a hive breakdown. Learn about keeping bees in Northeast Florida, the partnership between Bee Friends Farm and Congaree and Penn, and the benefits of local honey.

$15 per guest

10:00 am - 11:00 am

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Cocktail Cruise

with Scott Meyer

Join Scott on a cocktail cruise through the farm! Hop on a farm wagon and enjoy three delectable beverages and good company while exploring the farm grounds. Along the way, learn the art of crafting cocktails with spirits from Manifest Distilling and Congaree and Penn's own shrubs.

$30 per guest

Must be 21+. Please drink responsibly. Uber and Lyft happily drive passengers safely to and from the farm.

12:30 - 2:00 pm

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Raising Chickens

with Lindsay Meyer

Meet the Congaree and Penn chickens (and guinea fowl, peafowl, and two goats)! Lindsay will teach participants about gentle handling of chickens, raising and maintaining a happy flock, and collecting eggs.

$10 per guest

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Sunset Cruise

with Scott Meyer & Eric Gebicke

Join Scott & Eric for a sunset cruise through the farm!

There’s no better way to enjoy a sunset on the farm than on a tractor pulled wagon ride throughout Congaree and Penn’s acres. Grab a beverage of choice from the farm taproom, hop on the wagon, sit back and unwind on a 45 minute rendezvous. 

$10 per guest
Children 3 and under may ride free of charge, but
must sit on an adult's lap. 

5:50 pm - 6:35 pm

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FAQs and Things to Know

Should I register for workshops and tours in advance?

Yes! Workshops and tours will become fully booked. We do keep a wait list, but it’s rare that spots become available.

Do I have to register for a workshop or a tour?

Of course not! If you’d rather explore the farm at your leisure or simply enjoy a cider and farm fare on the patio, you’re more than welcome.

What can I eat and drink?

The farm menu will be available from 11:00 am - 9:00 pm, and the taproom will be open from 10:00 am - 9:00 pm. We serve beer, wine, cider and nonalcoholic beverages like La Croix and juice boxes. Outside food and beverage are not permitted.

Will my children enjoy the farm?

We think so! We don’t offer activities specifically for children, but we do offer good old fashioned fresh air, sunshine, and room to run. If you’d like to enjoy a workshop or tour with your children, we recommend the Classic Farm Tour, Raising Chickens for Beginners, or the Adventure Hike (for those who aren’t intimidated by a 3 mile walk). Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Tell me about the farm wagons.

Congaree and Penn uses our covered wagons with finished wood bench seats to escort guests throughout the property. No hay here! The wagons are wheelchair accessible.

Is the farm stroller friendly and wheelchair accessible?

The quonset hut and paved patio are stroller friendly and wheelchair accessible. We have paved dirt roads that most strollers happily roll along, but we do not recommend taking wheelchairs beyond the quonset hut patio. When it’s been raining, the roads do get wet and muddy.

What should I bring with me?

If you are participating in outdoor workshops, please be prepared with appropriate clothing, footwear, hats, sunscreen, and bug spray. If you are allergic to bees, ants, other insects, or any other outdoor hazards, we advise you to bring an EpiPen, just in case.

What happens if it rains?

A little rain never hurt anyone, but in the event of a downpour or thunderstorm, we will delay the workshops and tours. If the day is rained out, we will cancel the event and you will be credited the full amount spent for another transaction at the farm.

Can I bring Fido?

Well behaved dogs on leashes are always welcome, but must be kept away from our farm animals. Dogs of all sizes are welcome on the Adventure Hike & Canine Excursion. If Fido is a lap dog, he’s also welcome to sit on your lap during the Cocktail Cruise and the Sunset Cruise.

 

 

 
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