What’s Happening At Steepleview Farm

child farm copyHere’s the place to keep up with special events at Steepleview Farm.

We will post the harvest report right here along with all upcoming events, special menu items, entertainment announcements as well as news about how we are developing.

Look for special dates for classes in everything from cooking, to home canning, to making your own apple cider and many other fun and enjoyable adventures.

As the season progresses we will keep you informed about all the things going on here at Steepleview Farm.

So, check back often, or sign up in the column at the right to get email notifications of specials and be sure to sign up for our email newsletter at the link below to keep up with everything going on here at Steepleview Farm. Oh, and of course we will NEVER share your email with anyone.

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We are so happy to have secured the best talent in Bluegrass Music today to come to Steepleview Farm on October 15th for our annual BBQ & Bluegrass Jam.

We’ve got the great Scotty Anderson the best guitar player in America along with 50 year veteran of incredible music, Rick Kinman and friends to start the day.

Then sit back and enjoy the energy and upbeat sounds of The DownTown County Band, the most entertaining musical group you’d ever want to see.

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As evening approaches you will be blown away by the incredible talent of Beck Buller, winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association award for  Emerging Artist, Songwriter, and Recorded Event Of The Year!

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We close out this year’s event with last year’s favorite and Lexington Kentucky’s own NewTown with the kind of modern bluegrass music that is sure to get you on your feet!

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The BBQ & Bluegrass Jam is proud to be partnering once again with Owen Electric and Classic Country 106.7 WNKR FM to help so many charities.

  • Ticket sales go to the Owen County Arts Council to fund art scholarships.
  • We have the St. Elizabeth Hospital Mobile Mammography van coming to help us in our dedication to finding a cure for breast cancer during October, which is breast cancer awareness month.
  • We will be raising money for the Susan G. Komen foundation for the cure.
  • Also benefiting from commemorative T-Shirt sales at the event will be the Wounded Warrior Project.
  • We are also bringing attention to Operation Honor, Tailgaiting for Troops and Targeting for Troops.
  • And of course the sale of our delicious apple cider as well as the apple cider pressing demonstrations will help Project Graduation.

So make plans now to come and join us for a family friendly day of great food, great music and other great activities like the hayride to the pumpkin patch, face painting, corn hole games and much more.

The BBQ & Bluegrass Jam, Saturday October 15th from 1-7 pm.

You can order Tickets now by clicking the button below.

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In the middle of our third season having dedicated ourselves to raising only superior quality produce, we have learned a few things that were not apparent at the beginning.  Here are the six reasons we are going to make a change.

First, we know that there is a market of people like you who desire naturally raised food, old time goodness and chemical free fruits and vegetables.  But in Kentucky that section of the market is far smaller than in other regions of the country.  In fact, the market for such high quality seems to be concentrated around Lexington, and Louisville and Bowling Green with a little in Northern Kentucky.

Second, we are located in a beautiful part of Kentucky, our beloved Poplar Grove, but the market for our kind and quality of produce is some distance from here.  As such we have worked to deliver to other areas and find ways to attract customers to come to our farm.

Third, we have been raising large quantities of vegetables on a large piece of ground, hand planting, hand weeding, and hand tending all of our plants. This is a labor intensive effort with high costs per pound of produce. We’ve raised 10 times as much as we could sell, most of the issues being location related

Fourth, we have found some, but not enough, experienced assistance in Kentucky for pesticide free, chemical free farming.  Most of the research and help was born out of the old tobacco programs where chemicals were king.

Fifth, we found that our customers are very loyal, love our products and have richly rewarded us with praise and sharing.  We will not abandon you, nor our quest to expand our customer base.  But we have found a way to make a change.

Sixth, we think that downsizing our operation will save labor, money, increase our ability to concentrate our attention to quality and improve our overall ability to serve you and more to come.

So, with these things in mind, stay tuned for the new model of operation at Steepleview Farm.  We are going to concentrate exclusively on improving our CSA, expanding our custom garden opportunity and having a far more personal relationship with you our most valued customers.

It’s going to be a GREAT new approach to sharing our passion and our love of growing and delivering only the freshest, healthiest and best tasting food you can get anywhere.

There’s a new day coming to Steepleview Farm!  Be a part of it.

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Pfhew! Planted At Last

May 25, 2016

It’s been an unusually wet spring.  Rains come and before the ground can dry out enough to be worked, it rains again.  Our normal planting date is around May 15.  But this year that was out of the question. So, here it was, a week later than we would have liked but the weather broke, […]

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The Time Has Arrived!

April 21, 2016

The frost date has passed, the orchard is in bloom, the plants are ready, the fields prepared, let the planting and growing begin!          

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April 8, 2016
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WOW! Two Miles Of Veggies?

February 16, 2016

With our new seedling incubators up and running we are thrilled to announce that we have the capacity to raise 1152 plants in each of four nursery beds, which is over 4600 seedlings.  A little math informs us that if each one of those seedlings is eventually spaced two feet apart in the garden, we […]

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Do It Yourself Seed Starting Incubator

February 7, 2016

Here’s a little video to show you an easy to make incubator for those looking to start garden seeds earlier.  Total cost to raise up to 16 trays or 1152 plants is only about $100, compared to this much or more for seed heating mats and controllers for less than 4 trays.

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First Seeds In The Ground Before Groundhog Day

February 1, 2016

The last weekend of January and we planted our first seeds earlier than ever before. Sora radishes, Arugula, spinach, Butter King lettuce, and many other varieties as well as early peas and seeded our He Shi Ko spring onions. First real season with the new high tunnel and we are looking forward to the early […]

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