Ag + Art Tour at Doko Farm

The Ag + Art Tour of Richland County is a FREE, self-guided tour of participating farms and farmers markets, featuring local artisans at each stop! June 11th (10am-4pm) and June12th (1pm-5pm), 2022.

The Ag + Art Tour is a Rain or Shine event.

Ag + Art Tour of Richland County Interactive Map

Ag + Art Tour SC- find information about the state-wide Ag + Art Tour, including details for each participating county

An Invitation

When researching our farm's history, and that of the surrounding area, we came across a multiple meanings for the name Doko, the original name of the train station that later became the town of Blythewood. One meaning that especially resonated with us was "gathering place." We hope that Doko Farm will become a gathering place for our family, friends and community. We invite you to spend part of your day with us. It seems that there is always something going on at Doko Farm!

Please read the following guidelines for a safe farm visit.

While we do everything we can to ensure our visitors' safety, please remember that Doko Farm is a real, working farm. As such, there are some hazards, including: fire ants, ticks, mosquitoes, poison ivy, farm tools, equipment, electric fences, barb wire, and livestock. Visitors must wear enclosed shoes, for safety and comfort. We also recommend sunscreen and long pants. Please stay on the marked farm tour trail for your safety.

Supervised children are welcomed and encouraged to visit Doko Farm.

Pets are not permitted.

Covid19

Doko Farm will be following all of the CDC and Ag + Art Tour health and safety recommendations for this large event. This will include having guests check in at the sign-in table upon arrival, having hand sanitizer and hand washing stations available. Due to the updated CDC recommendations that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask outdoors, masks will be optional at Doko Farm. We will continue to update this section as needed.

Parking

Parking is available in the driveway at Doko Farm. Please pull in and allow a parking attendant to direct you. We will also have reserved parking for those with limited mobility, adjacent to the barnyard market area. A parking attendant can show you the way.

Restrooms

You can find public restrooms at the gas stations located at Blythewood Road and Hwy 321, or at the gas station located at Campground Road and Hwy 215. We do not have restrooms available at the farm. Thank you.

Saturday, June 11, 10am-4pm

  • 10:15am Doko Farm's Locally Famous Chicken Race: Cheer on your favorite hen in what is sure to be an egg-cellent race!

  • 10:30am Farmer-led Tour: Join Joe on a walking tour of Doko Farm and learn about our heritage breeds of livestock.

  • 11:30am Interactive Soft Pastel Demonstration: Join local artist Caroline Jones McKay for art in the barnyard.

  • 10am-4pm Self-Guided Tours: Follow the farm trail at your own pace. You will be able to read signage to learn a little about our heritage breeds of livestock. End your tour at our Farm and Artisan Market in the barnyard.

  • 10am-4pm Art in the Barnyard: Local artist Caroline Jones McKay will be working on a painting throughout the day.

  • 10am-4pm Scavenger Hunt: Pick-up your scavenger hunt at the check-in table. "Looking High and Low Thru Doko Farm We Go" is an all ages scavenger hunt that blends art and farm. When you are finished take your scavenger hunt to Moxie Creations Art in the Barnyard and claim your small prize!

  • 1:15pm Doko Farm's Chicken Race: Cheer on your favorite hen in an egg-citing race for the finish line!

  • 1:30pm Farmer-led Tour: Join Joe on a walking tour of Doko Farm and learn about our heritage breeds of livestock.

  • 2:30pm TBD Interactive Soft Pastel Demonstration: Join local artist Caroline Jones McKay for art in the barnyard.

Sunday, June 12, 1pm-5pm

  • 1:15pm Doko Farm's Chicken Race: Cheer on your favorite hen in this race to the finish line. It is poultry in motion!

  • 1:30pm Farmer-led Tour: Join Joe on a walking tour of Doko Farm and learn about our heritage breeds of livestock.

  • 2:30pm Interactive Soft Pastel Demonstration: Join local artist Caroline Jones McKay for art in the barnyard.

  • 1pm-5pm Self-Guided Tours: Follow the farm trail at your own pace. You will be able to read signage to learn a little about our heritage breeds of livestock. End your tour at our Farm and Artisan Market in the barnyard.

  • 1pm-5pm Art in the Barnyard: Local artist Caroline Jones McKay will be working on a painting throughout the day.

  • 1pm-5pm Scavenger Hunt: Pick-up your scavenger hunt at the check-in table. "Looking High and Low Thru Doko Farm We Go" is an all ages scavenger hunt that blends art and farm. When you are finished take your scavenger hunt to Moxie Creations Art in the Barnyard and claim your small prize!

Visiting Artists

Caroline McKay Illustration and Designs: Caroline Jones McKay is an award-winning freelance illustrator and designer, with a background in children's publishing and greeting cards. Though she works in a wide variety of media, she will be focused on her soft pastel paintings for the tour. You can get a glimpse of her process, as she works on a painting, or join her for one of her Interactive Soft Pastel Demonstrations. Caroline will have prints, postcards, and original pastel paintings for sale. You can find Caroline online at www.carolinemckay.com, Caroline McKay Illustration on FB, Caroline McKay Illustration on IG.

Moxie Creations Art: Pam is the creative artist behind the many treasures of Moxie Creation Art. Her pottery, jewelry, snarky tea towels, candles and more, offers something for everyone! Read about Pam's journey that led her to open Moxie Creations Art at her Etsy Shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MoxieCreationsArt. Don't forget to turn in your scavenger hunt when you visit Pam's booth!

Frank's Fly Arts: This is the place to go in Columbia for guided fly fishing and instruction in Columbia, SC! Michael will be tying flies in the barnyard, like the "Doko Nary Special" (pictured) made with shed Narragansett turkey feathers from our heritage turkeys at Doko Farm. Stop by to talk all things fishing, set-up your next river adventure, and get something special for your tackle box. More information at www.franksflyarts.com

The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (RSWCD) (Saturday only) is a community partner that works to conserve the natural resources of Richland County by providing landowner education and technical assistance, supporting local and sustainable agriculture, strengthening the Midlands local food system, and engaging K-12 teachers and students in conservation through environmental education. For the Richland County Ag+Art Tour, RSWCD will join a number of other artisans and will feature a Pop-Up Seed Sanctuary at Doko Farm. The Seed Sanctuary was established to create pollinator habitats and to promote best home gardening practices. Grab your share of herb, wildflower, and vegetable seeds at no cost and get to planting!

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Richlandcountysc.gov/rswcd

Star Farm Pottery: Star Farm Pottery is located in Richburg, SC. We are excited to host them at Doko Farm during the Ag + Art Tour of Richland County. You can see their work and learn more at: https://starfarmpottery.com/

Available from the Doko Farm Stand

Doko Farm is preserving diversity in our food system, and bringing flavor back to the table, through the conservation of heritage breed livestock. Our products are listed on the Slow Food Ark of Taste as flavors worthy of preserving. Taste the difference for yourself. Take home something delicious, from our family farm, for your family table.

While we are happy to try and run cards for payment, during the Ag + Art Tour, please know that our rural internet can be spotty at best. We recommend you bring cash for purchases, and a cooler to keep your farm purchases fresh.

  • Doko Farm Gift Cards: Treat yourself, or someone else. Buy your gift card now, and use it when your favorite items are back in stock!

  • Guinea Hog Pork: Well marbled, flavorful cuts of pork that, that cook up perfect every time

  • Buckeye Chicken: Pasture-raised for 16 weeks, our heritage chicken

  • Ezra's Eggs: Support a young farmer's fledgling egg business! Ezra is just eight years old, but he already knows what his customers like. Each week he sells beautiful farm-fresh, green and blue tinted eggs, from his small flock of Easter Egger chickens. What does an eight year old buy with the money he earned? Why more chickens of course!

  • Buckeye Eggs: Rich yolked, brown eggs, laid by our flock of Buckeye chickens

  • Organically Roland: Purchase some of the freshest veggies around, from our friends at Organically Roland. They will be helping out at during the Ag + Art Tour and will have plenty of in-season, organically grown produce available.

  • Greenleaf Farms: Local organic veggies and started plants for your garden, grown by Master Gardener "Mr. Greenleaf" himself! Stop by to chat about your garden and take home something yummy.

Calling All Volunteers!

The Richland County Ag + Art Tour is almost here! Doko Farm is looking for a few helping hands to check-in visitors and direct parking, June 11 (10-4pm) and June 12 (1pm-5pm).

We love being able to open up our farm for tour days, but we can't do it without help from awesome people like you. It means the world to our small family farm. Thank you!

Use the button below to sign-up for a volunteer slot:

Ag + Art Tour at Doko Farm 2019

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