Eat Local Farm Tour 2014

ImageYour local food producers and all the Twin Cities’ food co-ops would like to invite you to a day out on the farm.

Join us on Saturday, July 19 to explore the local food world, visit with your farmers, and see your food from their perspectives. The Eat Local Farm Tour, now in its fourth year, provides an opportunity for you to connect with land and people who grow and make your food.

You will find the scenery on the farms in the countryside to be picturesque; rolling hills, lush green land and happy cows. Your urban farm tour could include some fun folks on bikes in bee costumes that will lead you to the sweet honey and bees that produce it for you. You get to decide how you best want to connect to your food. Consider packing a picnic lunch for your family and taking in the beauty of the countryside. The co-ops also welcome you to stop by for lunch. You don’t need to be a member to shop at the co-ops, and you will find many of the foods that you saw in the fields on your co-op’s shelves. It’s that fresh!

Confirmed on this year’s tour are: Kohnert Organic Farms, East Henderson Farm, Cedar Summit, L and R Produce, Simple Harvest Farm Organics, Thousand Hills, Ferndale Farm, Humble Pie Farm, Bossy Acres, Singing Hills Goat Dairy, Gardens of Eagan, WEI, 10th Street Farm & Market, Big River Farm, Whistling Well Farm, Shepherd’s Way Farm, Star Prairie Trout Farm, Growing Lots, Beez Kneez, and Stone’s Throw.

Stay connected to the Eat Local Farm Tour and meet other tour attendees before the big day by following the tour’s Facebook page. Seward Co-op will have hard copies of the Tour Guide on hand in the store on June 26.

The local season is beautiful, tasty, but oh-so brief. The Twin Cities co-ops truly hope you’ll join us for an expedition of food, farms, and the Minnesota landscape on The Eat Local Farm Tour.