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The 2nd Annual Midlands Farm Tour Is Back

  • Apr 5, 2014 · 1:00 PM

Midlands Farm Tour in Columbia, SC Let's get our group together and Carpool...only $25 per vehicle for BOTH Days.

Saturday and Sunday April 5-6, 2014, 1-5 pm


The second annual Midlands Farm Tour, happening Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6, 2014 from 1:00-5:00 PM both days, will feature 10 local, sustainable farms. This self-guided tour features working farms and gardens in Richland, Lexington, and Kershaw counties and taps into the Midland’s growing passion for local food and farming.

Midlands Farm Tour 2013 photo

Midlands Farm Tour 2013

Some of the unique things to see and do on the tour:See lots of cute baby farm animals, including baby chicks, pigs and goatsLearn gardening and growing techniques such as Square Foot Gardening, Permaculture, Hydroponics, and Raised Vegetable BedsCheck out how they grow vegetables, fruits, flowers, mushrooms and more without harmful pesticidesLearn more about what it really means to “eat like a pig’ and why farm animals love pastureEnjoy a farm-fresh picnic or snack with food and treats sold at the farmsTeach your children where their food comes from, play fun farm games, and more!

“So many children have read story books about farms and farm animals, but have never actually seen a farm. By touring, children learn where their food comes from and what a real farm is,” said Roland McReynolds, CFSA Executive Director. “It’s a great way to see how food is produced on sustainable small farms and support the local farmer who grows it!”

Tour tickets, good for both days, are $25 per vehicle in advance. Tickets are available for purchase during the tour for $30 or you can also choose to pay $10 per farm (available for purchase at all of the farms during the tour). Groups of cycles count as one vehicle. Tickets can be purchased online now at

or at Whole Foods Market and City Roots in Columbia closer to the event date.The tour is self-guided. Choose the farms you want to visit on the interactive map or downloadable brochure at

 to plan your tour. Visit any farm in any order. And, don’t forget to take a cooler so that you can bring home some of the farm fresh products for sale at many farms! No pets allowed. The tour is rain or shine. Proceeds from the tour support the work of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association.The 10 farms and gardens on the tour, all within a about a 40-mile drive from Columbia, are:City Roots, ColumbiaUniversity of SC Farm & Garden, ColumbiaNOMA Community Garden, ColumbiaTerra Kotta Farms, LeesvilleHumble Farm, Gilbert – NEW!Doko Farms, BlythewoodCrooked Cedar Farm, BlythewoodParadise Acres Farm, ElginWil-Moore Farms, LugoffCarolina Bay Farms, Hopkins


!We hope to see lots of you on the spring tour. And don’t forget that we need lots of on-farm volunteers. Volunteering on a farm is a great way to support the cause!


Vanessa Driscoll

 – CFSA’s Midlands Farm Tour Coordinator, (919)[masked]Proudly presented by: CFSA

Proudly sponsored by: Whole Foods Market

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