The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Progress 2012

April 7, 2012

Entering a new field

Growing industry of agritourism how farmers, ranchers can sustain a traditional way of life


ENID — Wine country in Fairview

Dennis and Elaine Flaming own and operate Plymouth Valley Cellars in Fairview.

“We have a four-and-a-half-acre vineyard,” Elaine Flaming said. “We grow our own grapes, nine varieties. We hand-process, pick, prune and harvest.”

In 2006, Oklahoma Farm Bureau named Dennis and Elaine Flaming its Farm Family of the Year, the same year the couple opened Plymouth Valley Cellars.

The Flamings have raised livestock, wheat and alfalfa since they married in 1966.

“It’s a turnkey job. We produce the wine there,” she said. “Whatever we grow we produce into wine.”

Elaine Flaming said they offers country stays and other events.

“We host weddings, receptions, reunions, proms, family gatherings,” she said. “We have an events center, sales room, gift room, tasting room and tours of the vineyard and winery.”

She said there also are RV hook-ups available at the winery and a cabin available for rent.

“This is just like going to a bed and breakfast. If you want to stay one day, a week or a couple of nights, whatever you want.”

Plymouth Valley Cellars can be reached by calling (580) 227-3279 or at www.plymouthvalleycellars .com.

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Progress 2012
  • onlineheader.jpg 2012 ON THE HORIZON

    The News & Eagle puts out an annual progress edition. This year's 2012 On the Horizon focuses on developments now and in the future. The stories in text format are available by scrolling down this page.

    Links to pdf format: Economic Development I Health and Wellness I Education I Northwest Oklahoma I Family I Faith I Agriculture and Energy I Community Service


    February 18, 2012 1 Photo

  • cover.jpg Community Service

    Enid News & Eagle's 2012 On the Horizon edition concludes with the role of community service.

    Click HERE for text version of the stories.

    Click HERE for pdf version of the edition.

    April 15, 2012 1 Photo

  • Chisholm vs Okeene_6_BV.jpg Chisholm seeks consistency

    August 19, 2012 1 Photo

  • Karen Vanover_Bass Hospital Volunteer_2_BV.jpg A positive interaction

    Karen Vanover and A.Z. Callicoat are past volunteers of the year at their respective hospitals, Vanover at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center and Callicoat at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

    April 14, 2012 2 Photos

  • Sandbox Learning Center_Ella Mae Loggins_BV.jpg Foster Grandparents: The solver of all problems

    “It’s something to get up for in the morning." — Foster Grandparent Ella Loggins

    April 14, 2012 2 Photos

  • Hedges_Carmen Ball_3_BV.jpg Hear this

    Hedges is committed to improving communications skills for those in need in northwest Oklahoma.
    Executive Director Carmen Ball said Hedges is the only full-service speech and hearing center in northwest Oklahoma.

    April 14, 2012 3 Photos

  • Stephanie Ezzell_BV.jpg Doing their part for the community

    Stephanie Ezzell is active in the community in a number of capacities, including the popular Farmers Market, on the southeast corner of Grand and Garriott.

    April 14, 2012 1 Photo

  • Keepin' Enid Green_1_BV.jpg Sorting out the service

    The curbside recycling business began after Chris Feeney of Oklahoma Employment Securities’ Material Recovery, a recycling venture, repeatedly was asked why the option wasn’t available.

    April 14, 2012 2 Photos

  • ESL_Emmanuel Baptist Church_4_BV.jpg Learning the language

    Volunteers at Emmanuel Baptist Church stepped up to fill that gap with free ESL instruction last January, and now they have hopes of expanding the program to better serve the community.

    April 14, 2012 3 Photos

  • First Presbyterian Church Mentoring_1_BV.jpg Tutoring joy

    Each Wednesday after school, church members pick up students — there are 23 in this year’s group — and take them to the church building for a snack, some fun and plenty of homework help.

    April 14, 2012 3 Photos