22nd Annual Piedmont Farm Tour to Take Place April 22-23


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Photos courtesy of Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

The 22nd Annual Piedmont Farm Tour, co-sponsored by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and Weaver Street Market, will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23 from 2 to 6 p.m. both days. The tour includes 35 scenic and sustainable farms in Alamance, Chatham, Orange and Person counties.

The tour offers fun for all ages. Kids, foodies, locavores, gardeners, new or aspiring farmers, locals and visitors will enjoy a memorable weekend spent meeting local farmers and touring their beautiful farms.

Visit carolinafarmstewards.org/pft to buy  tickets and plan your farm tour adventure. Learn about the farms and map your route using our interactive Google Map or Farm Tour guide.

Tour tickets purchased in advance are $30 per car for ALL farms, ALL weekend. Your button is your car pass – good for a full carload of people. Day of registration is $35. Buy your tickets in advance and save $5! Or, become a CFSA member and you’ll save $5 more (members pay $25 in advance). Day of tickets will be available at all farms on the tour.

The 22nd Annual Piedmont Farm Tour is the oldest sustainable farm tour in the United States. More than 2,400 visitors took part in the tour last year, connecting to the source of their food. “Come on the tour to meet local farmers and see firsthand how they grow and raise the sustainable, nutrient-dense food you love,” says Leah Joyner, CFSA Farm Tour Coordinator.

Participants will see baby barn animals, taste award-winning farmstead cheeses, tour gorgeous organic produce farms, enjoy a hayride, plant your own seedlings, learn about local craft beer production, sample delicious fermented pickles, and take home tasty treats like gourmet mushrooms, pasture raised meats, freshly laid eggs, chemical free fruits, nutrient dense micro-greens, and sustainably grown veggies. Don't forget to bring a cooler to bring home some of the delicious products for sale at many farms!

The tour is self-guided. Visit any farm in any order. No pets allowed. Rain or shine. Proceeds from the tour support the work of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. Visit carolinafarmstewards.org for more information.

Source: Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

 

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