From the organizers:
Alliance field days are hosted by sustainable farming operations throughout the state, and PJ Farm is living the definition of sustainability. They are “certified organic”, positioned for profitability, and engage positively with the world around them.
Field day presentations and discussions will include: “Improving Soil Health, Benefits of Herbs, Beekeeping, and Much More”.
PJ Farm was started by Jeff and Pat Scrimsher in 2010 and has been a certified organic farm since that time. When the farm was first started the land was overgrown and mostly woods. No one had occupied the land for almost a decade. With painstaking effort, Jeff cleared the land all by hand. The first few years, they starting out small. There were no organic operations in the Mississippi area to ask for advice, so they had to do a lot of research, and still do.
They started selling at the farmers market and whatever money they make goes back into the farm to keep building the operation. As the years pasted, they expanded production and sales. They have a nice herb line that has been added for culinary and medicinal purposes. They learned the art of beekeeping and keep about 30 hives. They harvest the honey and make products with the bees’ wax. They are growing organic produce year-round and have an internship programs on the farm to help others learn to grow organically.
To encourage participation and spending time on the Gulf Coast, Hampton Inn & Suites has given us a great SUMMER RATE of $139 plus tax.
Group Code: JDF (for July Field Day).
Reservations must be made by July 11th cut-off date to get this special rate. Hampton Inn is located at 15580 Daniel Blvd, just off Hwy 49. Let’ have a great event and hang out on the beautiful Gulf Coast!
FREE LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED, WITH PRODUCE FROM THE FARM.
There is NO COST to attend this event, but PRE-REGISTRATION is required!
TO REGISTER SEND EMAIL TO: AllianceofSustainableFarms
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PARTICIPANTS SHOULD ALWAYS WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING AND SHOES!
DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO PJ FARM IN SAUCIER, MS
PJ Farm is located at 19102 W Honey Branch Road, Saucier MS 39574.
FROM NORTH: Take US Highway 49 South from Hattiesburg for about 40 minutes to Saucier. Take left on Desoto Park Road. Come to Old Hwy 49 and take a right. Come to Yankee Town Road and take a left. Come to W. Honey Branch Road and take a left. This a dead-end road and the farm is the last white house on the right. The paved road stops at the farm, don’t take the dirt road that keeps going. Contact Pat Scrimsher at #228-424-2613 for help with driving directions.
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This event is not hosted by ASAN. As one of ASAN’s roles is to share information and resources across our network so as to maximize all of our impact, we routinely post events that we ourselves are not hosting. If you have questions regarding this event, please contact event organizers rather than ASAN.