Fall on the Farm 2019

Fall on the Farm 2019

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Join us on the Farm Saturday, October 12, 2019 9am – 5pm

Bloom and Bark Farm & Glass Blowing Studio will be teaming up on Saturday only for the Van Buren County Scenic Drive Festival. The weekend long festival is Southeast Iowa’s Largest Arts, Crafts and Flea Market Event! This celebration of fall pulls in thousands of visitors and covers 11 different communities throughout Van Buren County.

Here on Bloom and Bark Farm, Artist Tim Blair will be demonstrating the hot art of glass blowing throughout the day. In addition, we will be demonstrating our hand-crafted clay ovens and baking delicious artisan breads.

Along with all the demonstrations, our Local Artisan Market will be filled with art from several artists from our area. We will also have several other artists and crafts set up on the farm.

Here is just the beginning list of all the great Artists and Crafters that will be set up on our farm. We are still seeking more vendors, contact us for details. Set up is FREE! Give us a holler if you would like an application.

  • Hershey’s Honey – All the good stuff made by bees.
  • Craig Wills – Creates stained glass panels, sun catchers, gazing ball and snowmen.
  • Wire Works by Kathleen – Hand-beaded serving pieces, beaded spoons with serving bowls, coffee scoops, and baby spoons.
  • Sonja Hoie – Yarn and textiles, created from her flock of Icelandic Sheep which graze on the Thomas Home Farm.
  • Lamb Lane Farm – Felted wool, silk and up-cycled items turned into beautiful scarves and figurines.
  • Mrs. Milkweed – Amazingly delicious pickles, jams and baked goods.
  • Deming Naturescapes Studio – Watercolor paintings, wood craft/signs, wood burning, walnut serving boards.
  • Four Dirty Boys Soap – Hand crafted goat milk soap and bath bombs.
  • KimmyKats – Painted canvas, repurposed items, silverware jewelry.
  • Midgard Fibers – Ear warmers, coasters, mug cozies and more, all created using the ancient fiber craft of Nalbinding.
  • Grandmas Pumpkin Patch – Pumpkins, gourds, corn shocks, broom corn, straw and mums.
  • Unique Creations by Tammie – Candles, wax melts and soaps.
  • More Artist are still joining us, check back for updates.

Be sure to visit our Facebook page to see photos of our Artists amazing work: https://www.facebook.com/bloomandbarkfarm

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2018 J40 Farm Crawl 10th Anniversary

2018 J40 Farm Crawl 10th Anniversary

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J40 Farm Crawl is Celebrating their 10th Year Anniversary!

Join us for the J40 Farm Crawl Saturday, August 11, 2018

A day filled with food, farm tours, wagon rides, local artists, history, wine tasting, hand crafted furniture, and so much fun for the whole family!

Start the day off with a delicious home cooked breakfast at the Amish School, than wander down the road to explore the 7 different participating farms, businesses, and museum along the route.

Here at Bloom and Bark Farm you can explore our gardens and greenhouses, see how a hand-crafted clay oven bakes delicious artisan breads, sample fresh produce and bread with a cold glass of mint water.  Tour our Glass Blowing Studio and watch demonstrations by artist Tim Blair. 

We have been cutting trees and stripping bark for the Hobbit House.  We have the wall uprights in place and hope to have the roof supports up before the Crawl.  Progress is slow but steady on this awesome structure.

This year we will also have Live Music throughout the day here on the farm!

All of these great Business will be set up here at Bloom and Bark Farm.

  • The Villages Folk School will be set with several artists on hand demonstrating and selling their art.  Along with providing information about their classes.
  • Crane Winery will be sampling their delicious sweet wines.
  • Hershey’s Honey will be set up and selling all the good stuff their bees produce.
  • The Calico Press will be demonstrating letter press and have posters, cards and t-shirts available.
  • Sonja Hoie will have yarn and textiles for sale, created from her flock of Icelandic Sheep which graze on the Thomas Home Farm.
  • Douglass Blackwolf is one of our amazing local blacksmiths. He will be set up and demonstrating this ancient art.  He will also have some of his forged pieces available for sale.
  • Mrs. Mercantile (aka Alline Anderson) will be selling her amazingly delicious pickles along with her delightful decoupage collage boxes.

You will also have the opportunity to explore all these amazing businesses and farms just down the road:  Lengacher’s Greenhouse & Variety Store, Yoder’s Indian Creek Furniture, Richardson’s Point, Koldt Barn, Troy Academy, and Milton Creamery.

The J40 Farm Crawl is a fabulous opportunity to share summer family fun along Iowa’s Historic Hills Scenic Byway and celebrate the rural local businesses and farms that add vibrancy to the Iowa landscape.


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