Todd Syrup Farm in Headland and National Peanut Festival in Dothan
Departure: 7:30 am Arrival: 5:00 pm
Perry Hill Road, Fresh Market Parking Lot
Cost: $45 Member/$55 Non-Member
The Todd Family spends all year nurturing its patch of beautiful green sugar cane. In the Fall, the cane is stripped (removing the leaves) and topped, then carefully cut down. After running through a roller press mill, the extracted juice is filtered. Some is bottled for drinking, but most is cooked into their delicious golden syrup products. These syrup products and homemade jellies and jams can be purchased at their store and cafe. While at Todd Syrup Farm, we will enjoy watching the process of syrup being made and visit a unique Cane Syrup Museum, which features over 40 different models of cane mills ranging from pre-Civil War to just after World War II.
The museum also includes antique tools, kettles, a working model, a vast collection of syrup dispensers and pitchers, and a map showing the Todd Family progression from before the Revolutionary War. The National Peanut Festival, the nation’s largest peanut festival, will host Senior Citizen’s Day on Nov. 10. This will be a great opportunity to meet other seniors and see the festival attractions, vendors and exhibits.
Lunch is on our own. Tons of peanuts for free!