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Farm Fresh Appalachia Farm Tour moves to fall

Submitted by Lindsey Felty • Sep 9, 2019 at 10:30 AM

ABINGDON, Va. – Appalachian Sustainable Development’s Farm Fresh Appalachia Farm Tour will hold its second annual farm tour —  rain or shine — on Saturday, Oct. 5. Specific times vary by farm. Tickets are $20 per vehicle and can be purchased online at www.arcd.org/farmtours.

Thirteen unique farm operations are participating in Russell, Scott, Tazewell, Washington and Wise counties in Virginia, including an alpaca farm, vineyards, a cidery, a creamery, cattle and sheep operations, a food hub, apple orchard and more. A complete list of farms and tour day activities can also be found online at www.arcd.org/farmfresh/join-a-farm-tour/va/.

Farm tourists will have the opportunity to visit a wide variety of farm operations in our region, understand how they work, learn about where their food comes from, and meet farmers and food producers. These small businesses and farms will provide guided or self-guided tours, demonstrations, hands-on experiences and animal encounters; some will have goods for sale.

Farm Tourists are encouraged to plan their own schedule for the day, selecting the farms they wish to visit and the order in which they visit. All farm experiences are family-friendly and appropriate for all ages. Tourists should wear sturdy shoes and dress for changes in weather.

By having the Farm Fresh Appalachia Tours in Southwest Virginia during the fall this year, farm tourists will be able to experience a variety of farms and farm goods while taking in the mountain and farmland vistas in their gorgeous fall color palettes.

Farm Fresh Appalachia and the regional Farm Fresh Appalachia Farm Tour is a partnership between Appalachian RC&D Council, Appalachian Sustainable Development, Boone Street Market and the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association, funded by the USDA. For more information, visit arcd.org and click on the events tab to locate the Farm Fresh Appalachia Virginia Tour.

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