Know Your Farms Tour

KYFTOUR_color_2013_transbkgd-300x287The Charlotte Area Farm Tour takes place from noon. to 6:00 p.m. May 17th and 18th and highlights 15 local farms. 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 2014 spring tour features a diversity of local farms, including fruit and vegetable growers, livestock producers, dairy farms, and even an alpaca farm! With new stops added to this spring’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 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.

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