Meet your local farmer, find fresh products, and more during The Farm Fresh Appalachia Farm Tour of Northeast Tennessee June 26 . This year there are more activities and learning opportunities than ever. The tour includes a dairy farm that also raises cattle for beef, and a small petting zoo, a certified organic family market farm, a cut-flower and bakery operation, a market garden and art studio, a homestead farm that has sustainable permaculture practices, a ranch where you can feed calves, ride ponies, and more. Some farms will offer on-site sales, so bring some cash and a cooler just in case!
Your ticket purchase includes admittance to all farms participating in the tour for everyone in your car. Each car requires a ticket. A list of the farms, their addresses, and descriptions will be emailed to you the morning following your purchase. To encourage the participation of farms large and small, there is no cost to farmers to be a part of the tour – your ticket purchase helps ARCD and Farm Fresh Appalachia make these events that promote agriculture in Northeast Tennessee possible.
For more details including the list of participating farms, and to purchase your car pass, please visit https://arcd.org/farmfresh/join-a-farm-tour/
About Appalachian RC&D
The Appalachian RC&D Council is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving Northeast Tennessee and beyond. The mission of ARCD is to conserve natural resources and improve rural economies through community leadership and enhanced educational opportunities. For more information on ARCD and its programming, please visit arcd.org. The Farm Fresh Appalachia Farm Tour is part of the Farmers Market Promotion Program, made possible through grant funding from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. More information on USDA AMS can be found here: https://www.ams.usda.gov