Don’t miss the Eastern Triangle Farm Tour Sept. 18-19

September 2, 2010 at 8:15 pm Leave a comment

From Edible Earthscapes farm near Moncure

By Amy Armbruster

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s 5th Annual Eastern Triangle Farm Tour will have a record 24 sites, including eight new farms. So mark your calendars for Sept. 18-19, 1 to 5 p.m.

We will be showcasing ten farms with sustainable and humane livestock operations, 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 sites, 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 cheese-making building.  Very cool.

And, of course, the tour includes a strong collection of vegetable, flower and fruit producers, where foodies and growers can learn about organic and sustainable horticulture practices.

The tour brochure, an interactive Google map of all the farms and ticket information are available at our website; you can buy your ticket button online.

Buttons are $25 per carload in advance and $30 the day of the tour. Single farms are $10 per carload.

— Amy Armbruster is Communications Coordinator for the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, based in Pittsboro.

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