Food on Parade

farmtourtomatoiconlogo-2017-outlinesThis weekend is your chance to see your food up close.  This is as local as it gets.  Baby goats, chicks, cows, cuteness and farm fresh air.  The CFSA Piedmont Farm tour is this weekend Sat & Sunday from 2-6.  35 Farms all over the NC piedmont are opening their gates to visitors to see the diversity of NC’s locally grown goods.  NC Bison?  Check.  Llamas?  Yep.  Mushrooms, produce, pigs, & honey?  All on display.  Did someone say honey????

Last year we got to be tourists and visit other farms.  This year, we work.  We will be at the Central Carolina Community College (4C’s) in Pittsboro on Saturday.  The Chatham County Beekeepers maintain 4 educational club hives at the 4C’s.   We will be there this weekend along with our other bee loving friends talking bees, discussing plants, & selling honey.

The CFSA Farm tour is a one price per car admission ($30) to as many farms as you can visit in one day.  Stuff some friends in the vehicle and see just how many farms you can take in.  They even make it easy by mapping out routes of nearby farms.  It’s a great way to meet the folks who grow the stuff you put in your mouth.  Kinda important.  Lots of the farms like us will have local goods for sale too.  Check out the CFSA webpage for all the details.  Buttons can be bought ahead of time, online, or at the first farm you visit.  Grab your boots & get outside!

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