Today I’ll spend most all day weedeating, mowing, weeding, and planting in preparation for the Piedmont Farm Tour. For those who don’t know, the farm tour is a big, big event around here. It’s the biggest and oldest sustainable farm tour in the country, I’m told. Not only is it a wonderful fundraiser for one of my favorite nonprofits (the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association), but it is a chance for all the fans of local, sustainably raised farm goods to see farms up close and in person. Although our farm is only 2 years old and we don’t have as much in cultivation as many of the other farms, we’re excited to show people what a young, evolving farm (with lots of weeds) looks like. And we’re equally excited to show folks from Durham the connection between our farming practices and the water they drink (the Flat River runs behind our farm and eventually into the primary water supply for Durham, Lake Michie).
For those who are interested, you can download the brochure here. We are #2 on the tour this year. Please come visit from 1-5PM this Saturday, April 26th or Sunday, April 27th. $25 per carload will get you a pass to visit our farm and all the others and will support this great cause.