From the CFSA mailing list:
High Country Farm & Garden Tour
July 23 & 24th 1 – 5 PM
Whether you are coming from out of town for a blissful retreat to the High Country or a native of the area celebrating summer with your local farmers, the High Country Farm and Garden Tour is the event for you! Visit 9 farms on July 23rd and 24th and see apple orchards, an apiary, 20 different varieties of garlic, and so much more! You’ll get great ideas for your own gardens and your kids will thoroughly enjoy seeing barnyard animals roaming happily on pastures! It’s an event that no one should miss!
Make a vacation out of it if you are coming from out of town. There are so many peaceful places to stay and fabulous restaurants where you can dine, just check out http://visitboonenc.com/ or http://www.blowingrock.com/ for ideas! If you have never been to the High Country, you don’t know what you are missing!
Volunteer! By volunteering at one farm on either Saturday or Sunday of the tour, you can take the tour the other day for free! Volunteers are needed to help greet visitors and collect money at each farm – what a great way to get to know a local farmer too! Just contact Siri McDonald for more details and to get signed up: 828-265-3278 or sirimcdonald @ yahoo. com.
This is your last chance to enjoy a farm tour this year:
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, July 23 & 24, 1 – 5 PM
WHERE: 9 Farms in beautiful Watauga County – Just pick up a map at a Boone area store or the Watauga Extension Office (828)264-3061, download one from the CFSA website: http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org, or call (919) 542-2402 and we’ll mail you one! Then you can choose which farm you’ll visit first and plan your weekend!
COST: $5 per car per farm – OR $20 per car for all 9 farms – buy an admission button at the first farm you visit – OR $15 in advance – buy your button from the Watauga County Farmers Market the next two Saturdays to receive a $5 discount to take the whole tour!
- Visit 9 Watauga County farms!
- Breathe the fresh High Country air!
- Celebrate summer’s bounty of fruits, vegetables and honey!
- Support your local and organic farmers!
- Support the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association!