Join Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) for the 2017 High Country Farm Tour, July 15th and 16th, 2-6PM. Hosted annually by Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture <http://brwia.org>, the goal of the tour is to facilitate relationships between local consumers and producers, creating an educated consumer base that supports and advocates for locally-owned and operated farms and businesses.
This year’s self-guided tour features 21 stops across Ashe and Watauga counties during the weekend of July 15th & 16th. Visitors can pick and choose which farms they’d like to visit. Fun for the whole family, the Farm Tour include the annual Farm Tour photo contest, Lil’ Locavore Learning Series for the youngsters, and much more.
You’ll be able to meet local farmers and discover the delicious meat, dairy, fruits, honey, veggies, and more that is grown and produced right here in our community. Bring a cooler and an appetite. A variety of products and treats will be available for purchase. Not to mention the alpacas, rescue horses, chickens, goats, pigs (piglets!), and other animals that will be featured on the tour.
“This marks our 11th Annual Farm Tour. The Farm Tour is the biggest fundraiser of the year and we love to see family interactions during this day! The funds raised goes to support our programming.” Says Executive Director, Carol Coulter.
Pick up a tour guide and two day pass, gather your friends, and plan your route today! Two-day passes are $30, which entitles the passengers of one vehicle to visit farms on both days of the tour. Weekend passes are available for purchase at the Watauga County Farmers’ Market, King Street Market, or online at http://farmtour.brwia.org/. Farm descriptions, driving directions, and maps are also available online.
The 2017 High Country Farm Tour is hosted by Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture with generous support from Heifer International, Proper, N.C. Herb Association, Vidalia Restaurant and Wine Bar, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Watauga County Farm Bureau, The Mustard Seed Market, Stick Boy Bread Company, NC Cooperative Extension, High Country Local First, Ascent Business Network, Blue Ridge Conservancy, Appalachian Voices, Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, Appalachian State University, Creative Printing, Neighborhood Yoga, The Spice and Tea Exchange of Blowing Rock, Center 45, Parsons Farm & Supply, Basil’s, Hatchet Coffee, Reid’s Catering, Best Cellar, and Over Yonder.
About Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) is dedicated to strengthening the High Country’s local food system by supporting women and their families with resources, education, and skills related to sustainable food and agriculture. We do this by providing opportunities for women farmers to share knowledge, hosting a Farm Tour, providing opportunities for consumers to learn about self-sufficiency and connecting everyone to our local agricultural heritage and landscape.