This April 11 – 12, curious consumers and food lovers will get a chance to load up their cars with family and friends and explore the Tennessee Valley countryside on a self-guided tour. The 2015 Tennessee Valley Farm Tour will highlight small farms from Cullman to the Shoals to Guntersville, plus a few north of the border.
Participating farms will host visitors from 2-6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The tour allows consumers to meet their favorite local farmers, see how they are getting ready for a busy growing season, and do a little shopping. We hope the tour will get visitors ready for a great year of eating fresh local foods.
For $25, each carload receives a map of the farms with directions, a copy of ASAN’s local food guide, and a 2015 Farm Tour magnet for their car. Any proceeds will be granted to local farmers.
If you’re a farmer who would like to host visitors, or would like to volunteer at area farms during the tour, contact 256-520-2400 or [email protected] for more information.
The tour is brought to you by Rosita’s Farm; the Alabama Cooperative Extension System; the Alabama Mountains, Rivers, and Valleys RC&D Council; the Northwest Alabama RC&D Council; the Small Farms Research Center (AAMU); the Greene Street Market at Nativity; the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program; and the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network.
More information at www.rositasfarm.com/farmtour.