Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Halloween Fries

With fairs,  festivals  and farmers markets happening all over our state before Halloween, why not introduce the sweet potato in french fry form and call them "Halloween Fries."

Part of our mission as agritourism operators is to create a unique and educational experience for those who visit. I recently tried this with some youngsters and they could not eat enough of those delicious sweet potato fries. 

We added salt to bring out the flavor after frying but they are equally delicious with powdered sugar sprinkled over them for a sweet Halloween treat.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Interactive Web Guide on Agritourism Safety

Agritourism is growing in popularity and so is the need to protect our visitors. A new safety program is  available at Agritourism operators  can select virtual walk-throughs most appropriate for their operations. These walk-throughs identify health and safety hazards and provide resources to fix the hazards. Read more at:

Friday, September 14, 2012

New Paddling Trails Open in Tensas on Saturday, Sept. 15th

It's going to be fun tomorrow!  We will open our new paddling trails on Saturday, September 15th at the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge. Beginning at 9 a.m. anyone can join us for a paddle down the Tensas to see what makes this area so spectacular from the water. You will see alligators, enormous cypress trees and birds as you paddle.

Guiding this paddling adventure will be John Ruskey of Quapaw Canoe Company in Clarksdale, MS.

No experience needed or equipment; all will be supplied. The trips will be 30 minutes in length.

To start your adventure travel to the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 15th.  The Tensas River NWR is located at 2312 Quebec Rd in Tallulah, LA.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Yellow Rails and Rice Festival in Bird Watcher's Digest

An excerpt from the article reads: “In late October, the fourth annual Yellow Rails and Rice Festival will take place in Louisiana’s southwestern prairie region. This modest event is unique insofar as it brings birders and farmers together to appreciate the value to birds of the state’s “working wetlands,”
the rice country of the area. Surely, participants will view elusive wintering yellow rails in rice fields, but more importantly, they will combine our pastime with the working lives of people engaged with what is certainly the most bird-friendly agricultural crop in North American: rice.

Visit for more about the Yellow Rails and Rice Festival.” The entire article can be found at Bird Watcher’s Digest, September-October, 2012 edition online at

The festival is scheduled for October 24-28, 2012 in Jennings.




Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Boating on the Bayou

 Boatin’ on the Bayou

State Parks and Keep Morehouse Beautiful Director volunteer Vicki Carpenter and her crew are sponsoring Boatin' on the Bayou. See details below:



SEPTEMBER 29, 2012




$1.00 GATE FEE

CALL 283-0812 to reserve a canoe; hurry canoes are limited.