The community is invited to enjoy a day at the farm -- a popsicle farm, of sorts.

The King of Crops -- the Douglas County farm behind the highly popular and successful King of Pops -- will be opening its farm's gate to the public on Earth Day this Saturday, April 21 for an all-day "Earth (Worm) Day."

The event will give the community a chance to tour the farm, where fruits and vegetables are grown from which to make the refreshing and delicious King of Pops picked at their peak of perfection in the Douglas County farm's backyard.

Just think, the cucumber in the Cucumber-Lime King of Pops frozen concoction was grown on a vine right here on the farm.

Katie Flint, propagation and nursery manager, along with Russell Honderd, farm manager, invite everyone to join them as they "celebrate our planet and our farm."

The event will be held at the King of Crops farm at 6950 Post Road, at the 68-acre farm that was home to Daniell's Nursery on Post Road just south of Highway 166 for 44 years

According to Honderd, the nursery will be open at 9 a.m. but festivities start at 3 p.m.

"We'll be giving out free pops starting at 3 p.m. while supplies last," he said. "We'll also be giving regular tours. We have a rye maze -- similar to a corn maze, but in our cover crop of rye. We'll have a DJ starting around 6 p.m. along with some farm-themed beverages. We'll have kids activities as well."

He said, "Our free pops will include some of the best loved King of Pops flavors."

Planned kid's activities and family games run from 3 to 6 p.m. and include a compost scavenger hunt, face painting, a Frisbee compost/recycling/and trash game

"We will also have some adult yard games available to play," said Flint. "Our free pops will include some of the best loved King of Pops flavors."

The new addition of a plant nursery will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with special deals on native trees for each day, said Flint. All trees will be 10 percent off.

Farm and compost tours, along with the "Fork to Farm" kickoff will be held from 4 to 7 p.m.

King of Crops T-shirts and farm fresh produce will also be available for sale.

The drinks and music portion of the event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. and will include punch made with farm ingredients (while supplies last), and music by the King of Pops DJ, said Honderd.

The day will also roll-out the King of Crops Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, where individuals can sign up for what they call the "Salad Club," from which all produce will be locally grown at the Winston community farm. Cost is $20 per share a week, from which members will receive a weekly variety of vegetables in season.

CSA members can pick up their produce locally at the King of Crops on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as at the Brookhaven Farmers Market, DeKalb Farmers Market and Ponce City Farmers Market.

For more information or to sign up, visit

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