Find Local Food with Georgia Mountains Farm Tour 2014

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The Georgia Mountains Farm Tour is an annual event showcasing the sustainable food producers across northeast Georgia.  The 2014 tour will take place the last weekend of June, the 28th and 29th, from 1:00pm – 6:00pm.  Participants will have the opportunity to visit an award winning apiary, a vibrant community garden, beef farms, an orchard, an historic gristmill and a variety of produce farms.

Participants on the tour purchase one weekend pass good for a carload of guests to visit as many tour locations as possible over the two day tour.  Half of the tour locations are open on Saturday and half are open on Sunday. Tour participants should expect to have time to tour 3 – 4 locations each day.

Among the products featured from the farms on the tour are numerous fruits and vegetables; pasture-raised eggs; pasture-raised beef; and water wheel milled grains and associated baked goods. Other highlights include a farm demonstrating the lost art of horse-powered equipment, soil management techniques, and several farms using hoop houses for season extension.  Optional meal stops will feature light farm-to-table meals each day.  Produce, eggs and other farm products will also be available for purchase at many locations.

The tour is ideal for individuals wanting to learn how local, sustainable food is produced, for those looking to find local foods, for aspiring gardeners and farmers who’d like to learn sustainable growing practices, and for food lovers and inspired cooks.

The Georgia Mountains Farm Tour is a project of the Georgia Mountains Farmers Network (GMFN). GMFN formed in 2010 to facilitate professional development and resource and knowledge sharing within the region’s farming community. GFMN members meet several times per year for a tour of a member’s farm and for workshops on sustainable farming practices. The goal of the Georgia Mountains Farm Tour is to celebrate the local, sustainable food producers in the Georgia mountains, introduce the public to local food sources, and encourage more people to join in the fun. 

Cost of the tour is $30 per carload for weekend passes purchased by June 7th, or $35 for passes purchased after June 7th or on the day of the event from any farm on the tour. Passes can be purchased online or at
several locations across northeast Georgia starting in May.  For information on how to purchase passes, visit the Georgia Mountains Farmers Network, and click on the FARM TOUR 2014 tab.

For additional information please email or call 706-754-9382.

Event Details:

Saturday, June 28th & Sunday, June 29th 2014, 1-6pm

• Tour North Georgia’s sustainable local food farms in Rabun, Habersham, White, Stephens and neighboring counties
• Choose from 10-15 farms to visit
• Bring coolers and buy food right from the farm
• Enjoy a farm-to-table meal at one of our local meal stops
• Learn about sustainable and organic agriculture practices such as compost tea, mulching, hugelkultur, hoop house growing, horse drawn equipment, beekeeping and much more! 

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