In it’s literal definition, a huckleberry is:
A small, round, edible blue-black berry related to the blueberry.
The low-growing North American shrub (genus Gaylussacia) of the heath family that bears this fruit.
What happens when you bring together Huckleberry and Cackalacky? You get the means to propel a dream forward. Even before day one we have wanted our farm to be accessible to all, including those with limited mobility who may need wheelchairs or other aids to get around from place to place. That’s a tall order for a farm, but we are making it happen! When the great people at Cackalacky got wind of this (they’re the folks that make some of the most delicious hot sauce and barbecue sauce you ever tasted!), they didn’t hesitate to get on board with us. This festival season, they donated product for us to sell to our guests. 100% of the sales went towards making this dream financially possible. When you come for a visit to our farm, be sure to pick up a yummy bottle of sauce or a tasty can of nuts and enjoy them knowing you’re helping make something great happen in Chatham County.
As we worked to propel this dream forward, we applied for and were awarded a grant from the NC Tobacco Trust Fund and the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI). This grant helped cover about 60% of the costs for the construction of our wheelchair ramp and walkway that leads to a deck (or as Uncle Bob is calling it, “The Dock”) in the farmyard. Thanks to RAFI for making this part of the dream come true for the 2016 Fall Festival!
As we began to procure materials for this project, one of our stops was Lowes in Pittsboro, NC. Uncle Bob spoke to the store manager Jamie, told him about HAPpy and let him know that we were going to need a bunch of lumber for this project. Jamie asked many questions about the farm and our mission. He came to the conclusion that our project might be a good fit for the Lowes Hero initiative. After several more conversations, Lowes awarded Huck a grant to help with material costs for HAPpy! As if this was not enough, Lowes also sent a team of people out for a day to help build the ramp! Thank you to Lowes in Pittsboro for helping us make this happen!
CORN MAZE FAQ
Worried about getting lost? Don’t fret-we’ve got you covered! Every group goes into the maze with their own flag. You get to decide who has the honor of carrying it. Our farmhand up in the fort keeps an eye out for waving flags and is happy to provide a hint or two to keep you moving along.
Public Access and Pricing:
This year the farm will be open to the public every weekend beginning Saturday, October 1 through Sunday, October 30.
Huckleberry Trail Farm is also great for fall school field trips! It will be open every Thursday and Friday in October for educational visits, by appointment only between 9 :00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Weekend hours are:
Saturdays 10 am to 6 pm (last admission is 5:00, last hay ride is 5:30)
Sundays 1 pm to 6 pm (last admission is 5:00, last hay ride is 5:30)
Adults (12 and over) – $11.00
Young ‘uns (3-11 years old) – $9.00
Older Folk (over 65) – $9.00
Military, First Responders & Teachers – $9.00
Pumpkins, refreshments, and merchandise separately. Group rates are available. Cash and all major credit cards are accepted. For more information see, www.huckleberrytrailfarm.com.
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