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Jacksonville Explorers Club - Cruising at Congaree and Penn

Friday, September 20, 2019 from 5:45PM - 8:45PM

$75.00

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Event Details

Born in 2014, Congaree and Penn began as a tiny rice farm. Since then, they've grown from four acres of paddies into a thriving landscape of orchards, you pick vines and fields, and home to thousands of honeybees and fancy chickens. And guests to get to explore it all.

Join us for a sunset "cruise" through the farm! There’s no better way to enjoy a Friday evening sunset on the farm than on a tractor-pulled wagon ride throughout Congaree and Penn’s picturesque acres. Grab a beverage from the farm taproom, hop on the wagon, sit back and unwind on a 45-minute excursion.

What will we see? Chickens, goats and guinea fowl, OH MY! Guests will also see the Jupiter rice paddies, muscadine grape vines, mayhaw and olive orchards, tree nurseries, oak hammocks, Congaree Creek, and maybe the horses, depending on the time of day. The farm boasts the largest (and youngest) Mayhaw orchard in the world, after planting over 5,000 trees throughout the past few years. Native to the South, this fruit bearing tree has inspired the farm to seek out and plant other native and hearty Southern species. In 2016, they began juicing seasonal fruit from local farms to produce shrubs, a nod to a Colonial era pastime.

Guests can also expect some delicious buttermilk biscuit boards with an array of tasty fixins' like fried chicken, country ham and country gravy as you sip on libations from their bar. In addition, every guest goes home with a bag of Congaree and Penn fresh milled rice. Yum!

Hope to see you there. Only 50 seats are available. Like all Explorers Club outings, we expect this one to sell out.

Libations and eats will be available at 5:45 PM prior to the tour. The tour leaves promptly at 6:45, so plan to arrive early.