This is kind of sudden, at least for me. Just learned there’s a farm tour in Alamance County on Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. Their 4th annual Homegrown Farm Tour is sponsored by the Alamance County Farm Bureau.
The seven farms on the circuit, in Graham and Snow Camp, are: Marlette Daylily Gardens, Tri-County Veterinary Service (treating farm animals, I guess?), Jones Greenhouse, Peregrine Farm, McBane Farm, Williard Dairy Farm, and Bolick Farm and they feature fresh cheese, milk, dairy products, vegetables, fruit, and flowers.
I’m familiar only with Peregrine, run by statewide (and beyond) sustainable leaders Betsy and Alex Hitt. Their farm isn’t typically open to the public, so this is a great chance to see a shining example of a sustainable farm.
Tickets are $5, I think, free for children under 12, and are available at any of the Farm Bureau locations. There are only enough tickets for the first 200 people. For more information about the tour and the Homegrown Farm Tour, call Linda Albright, 336-226-2577, or go here.
Farms with addresses are listed here. I don’t think there’s a map. I see conflicting information about the cost. Web says free, press release sent to me says $5.
Also, at 6:15, there’s a “Taste of Alamance” dinner (cost?) and gospel sing at 6:15 at the Old Eli Whitney Fire Dept.
Maybe the organizers can fill us in on details and discrepancies by commenting here? I’ll ask.