Spring Farm Fest

Spring Farm Fest at Doko Farm!
Sunday, April 8th, 12-4pm


Join Doko Farm for a celebration of Spring! This community event will feature local farms, crafts,delicious food, and fun for the whole family.

Farm Tours
Doko Farm will be offering guided and self-guided farm tours of our heritage breed livestock, as well as edible forest garden walks. Our livestock are raised on pasture and include St. Croix Sheep, American Guinea Hogs, Buckeye Chickens and Narragansett Turkeys. Our edible forest garden is in it's very beginning stages, with some established canopy and understory plants, and clearing underway for more to come. Join us as we start this permaculture journey

Participating Farms and vendors
Doko Farm will have our farm stand open, where you can purchase our pasture-raised heritage meats, eggs, and Buckeye chicks! We have also invited some great small farms and selected vendors that we know you will love! Here is who is confirmed so far:
  • Big Belly Farm (Chapin): Big Belly Farm will have a selection of goat milk soap, seedlings for your garden, and custom, hand-stamped cuff bracelets.
  • Congaree Milling Company (Columbia): Congaree Milling Company uses organic corn to locally mill their fresh polenta, cornmeal, grits, and cornflour. Yum!
  • Crooked Cedar Farm (Blythewood): Crooked Cedar Farm will be here with their fresh garden greens, baked goods, pickles and other canned goods.
  • Humble Farm (Gilbert): Humble Farm, small farm- big heart, will have organically-raised, heirloom plant starts to get your garden growing.
  • West Ridge Farms (Little Mountain): West Ridge Farm specializes in premium beef, raised without added hormones, or antibiotics.
  • Joe Turkaly Catering and Events (Columbia): Joe Turkaly will have lunch available for purchase. He often features local ingredients in his delicious food and we can't wait to see what will be on the menu!
Community Seed Swap
Bring your extra seeds to share with your neighbors. Leave some seeds for others, and take home some new varieties to try. This is a fun way to add some diversity to your garden. Our community seed swap will be hosted by April Brown. Check out her blog, Frolicking Americana. She writes about homesteading in Columbia. 

Family Fun
  • Craft table
  • Meet friendly goats, chicks and other animals
  • games

Entrance Fee
To encourage families and carpooling, we are offering all of this farm fun for just a $5 per car entrance fee! Your entrance fee helps pay for the rental of a handicap accessible port-a-potty and insurance for this event. Thank you! Follow this link to pay for your entrance fee ahead of the event.

Don't Forget
  • Seeds to swap
  • Cash for entrance fee, purchases, and lunch
  • A cooler for your pasture-raised heritage meats and other items
  • This event is rain or shine. Due to predicted rain on Saturday, conditions on the farm may be wet. Please wear appropriate shoes.

Thank you for supporting small farms, local food and heritage breeds!