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Farm Tour Farmer Orientation

On September 20 and 21, 37 farms will open their doors to the public for ASAP’s 2014 Farm Tour. Before the tour, ASAP hosts an annual orientation dinner for participating farms to network, share tips and insights, and review tour guidelines. For new farmers it’s an opportunity to gain a sense of what they can expect and find out tips for structuring their tours and offerings. For farms that have participated in the tour in the past, it’s a chance to share their experiences and insights with other farms and explore ways to collaborate and support one another.

Andrew Rose of New Sprout Organics, and Paul Cremer of Meadow Cove look at rabbits at Imladris Farm

Andrew Rose of New Sprout Organics, and Paul Cremer of Meadow Cove look at rabbits at Imladris Farm

One farmer expressed that the orientation is “a great way for farmers who often may be too busy to visit other farms and meet with other farmers to network with others. Also, it’s great to actually visit another farm and hear another farmer describing their processes and products!” It’s wonderful to witness and foster these connections.

Starr Cash of Venezia Dream Farm gets creative, promoting her farm on the tour.

Starr Cash of Venezia Dream Farm gets creative, promoting her farm on the tour.

After the orientation the group traveled to nearby Imladris Farm for their own farm tour! During this tour the farmers shared their experiences with one another. Each farmer has a unique history about how they have gotten to where they are now, and they expressed how excited they are to share those stories with their Farm Tour visitors.

To hear their stories firsthand pick up your Farm Tour pass today! You can find passes for sale at these participating vendors or buy it online here.

 

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