Friday, May 7, 2010

Take a trip and never leave the farm

Saturday (that would be tomorrow) is Farm Day at Poplar Ridge Farm in Waxhaw. It costs $10 a car that can be used toward the purchase of farm produce. And you can get a look at what it takes to be a USDA certified-organic farm. Get details at The farm is about 15 minutes from I-485 and Providence Road.

And its time to make plans for the 2010 Family Farm Tour in Western N.C., organized by Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. The tour features 37 farms in six counties on June 26 and 27. For $25, you get a button that covers everyone in your car, and a map of all the farms. Tour with a cooler ready. A variety of food, including vegetables, cheeses, meats and preserves, will be offered for sale or samples. Get the details and order a button at