Farm Tour is an opportunity for folks to enjoy a self-paced road-tripping weekend themed around the Chattanooga region’s local foodshed. Purchasing a $20 car pass offers access during the first weekend of October to an up close and personal look at local food production. This annual event provides an opportunity to meet the farmers featured in the TasteBuds local foodguide publication and serves as a fundraiser for Grow Chattanooga, the non-profit local food program that supports them.
This weekend of outdoor activity provides a chance to expand your understanding of local agriculture and source local products directly from a farm. At participating farms, visitors will experience a variety of activities that can be enjoyed by all ages. These activities include guided tours, hayrides, and an open farm stand for purchasing local fare. Bringing cash and a cooler allows you to collect a picnic made of the freshest ingredients around. Walk the fields, meet the animals, and learn about both the challenges and rewards of food cultivation and production in the area. View, taste, and experience the richness of regional farming. Journey for yourself the distance between harvest and home.
Carpooling and caravanning is encouraged.
More information is available at growchattanooga.org. Tickets can be purchased at crabtreefarms.org or by calling 423 493-9155. For a map of participating farms, visit bit.ly/farmtour2016