The 5th Annual Eastern Triangle Farm Tour is just five weeks away.
Sat. & Sun. Sept 18 & 19, 1 to 5 PM.
I went to the farm tour a couple of years ago and had great fun meeting the farmers, talking with other tour goers and really getting a feel and what makes the products at our farmers markets so incredibly special. Our local farmers are special people, with a passion for something that we should all be grateful for. Thank you for all you do!
Thanks to Amy Armbruster, Communications Coordinator for the Carolina Farms Stewards Association for providing this information.
This year we have a record twenty-four sites on the tour, including eight
We will be showcasing ten farms with sustainable and humane livestockoperations, getting the word out about healthy, local meat options. Several are Animal Welfare Approved and all have beautiful animals!
We will have mushrooms again (Spain Farm) and honeybees for the first time
(Betsey’s Bee Farm.)
On the urban scene, we are happy to welcome an urban mini-farm in Durham
(Two Ton Farm sponsored by Bountiful Backyards) and the farm of the Inter
Faith Food Shuttle in Raleigh. These farms, along with the SEEDS Garden in
Durham, highlight how to grow a lot on small acreage in the city and how
youth can be engaged in the movement.
Another newcomer to the tour this year is Durham County’s newest goat dairy;
located in Bahama, Prodigal Farm has 65 goats and a brand new milking parlor
and cheesemaking building. Very cool.
And, of course, the tour includes a strong collection of vegetable, flowerand fruit producers, where foodies and growers can learn about organic and sustainable horticulture practices.
Printed brochures can be picked up at area Whole Foods Market stores. Buttons are $25 per carload in advance and $30 the day of the tour. Single farms are $10 per carload.