KEYSER - The Mineral County Farm Show kicks off at 9 a.m. this Saturday, July 28, at Tractor Supply on Route 220 in New Creek.

KEYSER - The Mineral County Farm Show kicks off at 9 a.m. this Saturday, July 28, at Tractor Supply on Route 220 in New Creek.
The Farm Show is especially geared to give Mineral County kids an up-close-and-personal glimpse of farming in our county
They will be able to:
 - See and sample fresh fruits and vegetables (well how about fresh baked goods and preserves);
 - Come touch and maybe even sit on a tractor;
 - <eet our farming families and learn why they like the farming life;
 - Take home some goods from the gardens brought in by our county's farmers market vendors;
 - Look at the way farming was done years ago here;
 - Visit with equipment providers and learn about their work;
 - Schedule a time to watch hay-making in the mountain meadows; and
 - Talk to the chickens.
As a special benefit, the Pan Jammin' Steel Drum Band will play from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. up near the entrance to Tractor Supply. These highly talented local musicians always please the ear and will make listeners want to move.
And while the Smoke Ring BBQ and Sandwich Shop is not right now on Main Street, they will be at the show Saturday to provide their tasty offerings. Everyone is encouraged to support their business and help keep Jason and Amanda in town.
Tractor Supply, the News Tribune, and the Chamber of Commerce join together with many others in the county in supporting farming as a mainstay strength of Mineral County and West Virginia. This event is offered to bring together farmers and growers from all around the county to help kids get a better understanding of where their meals actually come from. And farming families who love their work will share their passion for farming so kids might be inspired to consider farming as a career.
Set aside some time Saturday to bring your kids to the Farm Show at Tractor Supply in New Creek. Help them better understand the farming heritage of our county and state, and farming's importance for the future.