The 5th Annual Charlotte Area Know Your Farms Tour...Check Out Our Backyard

  • September 15, 2013 · 12:30 PM

Get Ready for the 5th Annual Charlotte Area Know Your Farms Tour 

Celebrate the Agricultural Wealth of the Charlotte Region!Know Your Farms, along with partners Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, NC Cooperative Extension, Piedmont Grown and the 10% Campaign, proudly announce the fifth annual Know Your Farms Tour will take place over the weekend of September 14-15, 2013. 


The tour is a great opportunity for friends and families to connect with our thriving agricultural community. Children learn to appreciate where their food comes from and are delighted to interact with cows, pigs, chickens, goats, sheep, and alpacas. Adults have an opportunity to learn about natural and sustainable production methods that can be used in their own backyard gardens, as well as gain useful cooking and nutritional tips for healthy meal preparation. 

The Charlotte Area Farm Tour takes place from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days and highlights 30 local farms in 9 counties. Now that choosing local food products has become a priority for so many families, the tour provides the opportunity to make those important farm-to-fork connections and discover sources for fresh, healthy food in the greater Charlotte community. 

The 2013 tour features a diversity of local farms, including fruit and vegetable growers, livestock producers, dairy farms, and even two alpaca farms! With several new stops added to this year’s event, seasoned tour-goers will still have a lot to see. In addition, many farms will be offering fun activities unique to the tour, such as hayrides, petting zoos, and cooking demonstrations. Details can be found at knowyourfarmstour.com/farms. 

The Charlotte Area Farm Tour is self-guided, and farms are located in clusters all around the Charlotte region for easy touring. To take the tour, purchase a ticket online and plan your route at knowyourfarmstour.com. Load up your vehicle with friends and family, pack a cooler in the trunk for all the farm-fresh goodies you’ll want to take home, then use the map to plot your course! The tour cost is $25 in advance per vehicle. Entrance tickets may also be purchased on tour days at every tour farm for $30. 

You only need one ticket per carload.

Free passes are available to folks who volunteer as well as farmers on working farms in the Charlotte area.

Tickets available

1. Online at Brown Paper Tickets ($27.50)

2. At the farms during the tour ($30)

- See more at: http://knowyourfarmstour.com/tickets/#sthash.2oZXSE3v.dpuf


Check out the farm locations...

https://www.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=215437211892224073936.0004e0b59b846181d7902&ie=UTF8&t=m&ll=35.328571,-81.021423&spn=1.075575,1.757812&z=9&source=embed

Plan your route...

http://knowyourfarmstour.com/route/

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