First Annual TasteBuds Farm Tour Set For Sept. 21-22

Monday, July 08, 2013

The TasteBuds Local Food Guide will come to life during the 1st Annual TasteBuds Farm Tour. A $20 car pass allows for a self-paced road trip during the weekend of Sept. 21 and 22 from 12-5 p.m.  The Farm Tour is a chance to meet the local farmers in the guide.

While at each farm, participants will experience a 30-minute to 1-hour guided tour by a host farmer, learn about where the food is grown, and see a few farm animals. Their farm stands will be open so participants may stock up on fresh, locally-grown products.

The car pass is good for both days of the farm tour, which lets guests visit as many of the participating farms as they want.  Participating farms include Cloudcrest Farm, CoLyCo Farm, Crabtree Farms, Eagles Rest Ranch, Erma’s Bees, Fresh Green Farm, Lamon Farm, Lavender ‘N’ Rust Herb Farm, Lookout Mountain Sustainable Homestead, Morris Vineyard & Winery, New Norm Farm, and Red Clay Farm, with more to be announced. Use the www.bit.ly/CHAfarmtour Google map to plan a route.

TasteBuds, now in its fifth year of production, is the regional guide for finding local foods, grown and crafted within 100 miles of Chattanooga.  It highlights the area farms, farmers’ markets, food artisans, community gardens, restaurants and grocers that offer locally grown and crafted food, in an effort to promote and celebrate the distinct flavors of the Chattanooga region.

TasteBuds is created by the non-profit, Crabtree Farms, with funding from Gaining Ground. In an effort to keep the publication free for its readers and listed partners, proceeds from the TasteBuds Farm Tour car pass sales will benefit the printing of the publication.  Car passes are available at www.crabtreefarms.org  or by sending a check to Crabtree Farms: P.O. Box 2250, Chattanooga TN 37409.


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