FIELD DAY SET JUNE 2 AT RANDLE FARMS
OPELIKA, Ala. -- Randle Farms, a Community Supported Agriculture farm operated in Opelika, will host a Field Day on June 2, 1 p.m.
For more than 25 years, Frank and Pat Randle, and now their two sons, Zach and Frank Jr., have managed the farms just off Highway 54 where they raise vegetables and fruits
using organic and sustainable methods, as well as sheep, pigs, and rabbits, which they sell mainly off the farm and through a CSA.
Growers are invited to learn how the Randles' operation has grown and changed over the decades to meet market demands, how they are working to pass the farm on to the next generation and how they are dealing with the changing landscape of
their neighborhood. They'll also learn about CSAs, organic vegetable production, cut-flower production and livestock production, along with sessions on drip irrigation, fencing and transitioning land into production using livestock.
Admission to the field day is $10 at the gate. Please RSVP to Karen Wynne at (256) 751-3925 or (256) 520-2400 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 23 if you want lunch served.
The event is sponsored by the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network, Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Society, Auburn University's Organic Vegetable Production program and the USDA's 2501 program.
A special tour will be held for producers who come later in the afternoon after the farmers market closes at Ag Heritage Park.
Randle Farms is at 9215 Highway 54 in Opelika. From I-85, take exit 51 and head south on 29. Turn left at Highway 10 (Chevron station on corner). Go to the end of the road and turn right onto Highway 54. Randle Farms is not too far down the road on the
left. Follow the blueberry and field day signs.