A Celebration of Spring, Local Farms, and Gardening

A Free Community Event * Saturday, April 23 * 12-4pm

Thank you to everyone who came out to Doko Farm and made our 2nd ever Spring Farm Fest a huge success!

And a special shout out to our volunteers. Our small farm would not be able to pull off an event of this size, without your help. We are so grateful and you are truly Rock Stars!

All of our visiting local farms had a great day, and are grateful for your support. We can't wait to do it again next year!

Enjoy these photos from Spring Farm Fest 2022...

Carousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel image

Parking

When you arrive, please follow the signs to enter Doko Farm's driveway and a volunteer will direct you where to park. For safety, please avoid parking on the road. Please watch for pedestrians, especially children. Carpooling and smaller vehicals are encouraged, when possible.

Check-in

Once you park, head over to the welcome tent,& near pasture. There you will find important information on bio-security & how to disinfect your shoes, a scavenger hunt that you can load on your phone, and the schedule for Guided Walking Tours of Doko Farm. We hope you enjoy Spring Farm Fest! Thank you for supporting local, small, sustainable farms!

Guided Walking Tours of Doko Farm- tours at 12:15pm, 1:30pm and 2:45pm

Join Farmer Joe on a guided tour of Doko Farm and Enjoy his engaging story telling

Tours will include:

  • Farm History

  • Doko Farm's Heritage Breeds of livestock (St. Croix Sheep, Narragansett Turkeys, Guinea Hogs, and Buckeye Chickens), as well as some of our other farm animals.

  • A stroll through the beginnings of our Edible Forest Garden

  • Time for Q & A

Guided Tour will meet at the holly tree bench next to our front pasture.

While we do not charge for our public farm tours, donations are accepted and appreciated. All donations go towards the costs associated with hosting free community events like Spring Farm Fest.


Community Seed Swap

Stop by our Community Seed Swap table and say hi to this year's host Michael Frank! Michael brings with him a huge amount of gardening knowledge and a love for growing as many varieties of vegetables and flowers as he can squeeze into the gardens that he tends.

Bring seeds to swap with your neighbors! Leave your packets/container of seeds at our community seed swap table and take home something new to try.

Community Seed Swap Tips

  • Find the Community Seed Swap Table in our historic barnyard. (Farmer's Tip: Guided tours will end in the barnyard.) Be sure to check in with our Community Seed Swap Host, Michael, who can get you started.

  • Label your seeds with name/variety, the year your seed was collected/purchased, and any growing tips, description of the plant, or other information you wish to share. If your seeds are not labeled, you can label when you arrive.

  • Do not bring seeds you have collected from hybrid plants as they will not grow true to type

  • Most seeds will be viable for 2-4 years if kept in a cool, dry place, out of light. Some seeds (onions, leeks, parsnips, celery, spinach, salsify) are only good for a year unless stored especially well.

  • Even if you didn't bring seeds to swap, stop by the Community Seed Swap Table. If there is an abundance of seeds, there may be enough for you to take home a packet or two to try, and you can know what to expect for next time.

  • Have fun planting your seeds and growing something new!


Support Local, Small, Sustainable Farms at our Farmers Market

Check back for more details.

  • Doko Farm: Pasture-Raised Heritage Chicken, Heritage Pork, Eggs (accepts cash and card)

  • Congaree Milling Company: Stone Ground Organic Grits, Cornmeal, and More (accepts all forms of payment except check)

  • GreenLeaf Farms: Turmeric, and hundreds of Perennial Plants, and Started Plants for your Veggie Garden (accepts cash and card)

  • Luna Mushrooms and MicroGreens: Gourmet Mushrooms, and Grow Your Own Mushroom Kits (accepts cash, card, PayPal, and check)

  • Organically Roland: Leafy Green Veggies and 320 plants to grow your garden including: 6 varieties of tomatoes, peppers, sprouting broccoli, super hot chili peppers, sunchokes, basil and shiso/perilla (accepts cash, card, PayPal, and check)


Family Fun

  • See how many items you can find on the Doko Farm Scavenger Hunt- Spring Edition

  • Linger and enjoy lawn games for our younger visitors and those young at heart

  • Kids Art Table: make a spring farm craft to take home

  • The farm kiddos have been practicing their balloon animals! Look for them wandering the farm, creating easy to care for pets that want to follow you home.