Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Farm Tour and Sustainable Agriculture Conference This Weekend

The Eastern Triangle Farm Tour is this weekend.  For readers not "in the know" this is the 6th annual tour which, despite the name, features several farms in Durham.

The tour, a ticketed event organized by Carolina Farm Stewards, is an opportunity to visit farms in Durham and the region who open up to showcase how they do what they do.  Farm products are typically for sale, as well. 

The tour occurs on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 PM with 25 farms on the self-guided available.  Tour goers should be aware that three or four locations is likely the maximum that can be visited given the time window but that many of these farms are on the tour annually so the opportunity is not lost if missed this year.  Tickets are available at area Whole Foods stores and online.

The corresponding Sustainable Agriculture Conference is expected to have about 1200 attendees from North Carolina and South Carolina and will be held at the Sheraton Imperial in Durham from November 11-13th.

Those touring should bring a jacket this year.  The temperature is supposed to drop like a bomb this weekend and be chilly and fall-like...just about perfect for visiting farms.

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