Coming up this September 17-18 is the 6th annual Eastern Triangle farm tour. This year’s tour promises to be bigger and better than ever, featuring 25 sustainable farms in Durham, Wake, Chatham, Franklin, Granville and Person
The event is co-sponsored by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and Whole Foods Market. Advance tickets are $25 per carload or cycle group. Tickets are good for both Saturday and Sunday from 1-5pm and can be used to visit all of the farms on the tour. Day-of tickets are $30 or $10 per farm.
Highlights of this year’s tour include:
- The terraced fields of the small family farm of Wild Scallions have mixed production of heirloom fruits, vegetables and herbs, as well as pasture-raised chickens and goats. Also, see their native bees and worm castings operation. Contact: Matt & Renee Clayton, 336-364-4169. (North Durham)
- The beautiful rolling hills of Hundred Acre Wood showcase a solar home, sawmill and restored log barn with a variety of small-scale livestock and market garden. Contact: Jim & Cathy Dykes, 336-364-2972. (North Durham)
- Free-range chickens, heritage turkeys, organic produce and flower operation at Meadowbright Farm. Contact: Sheryl & Ed Munt, 919-559-8924. (Franklin County)
- Grass-fed cattle and pastured poultry at Lucky 3 Farm are used by local specialty butchers to produce delicious meats. Contact: Traci & Calvin Nachtrab, 919-853-6304. (Franklin County)
- Local expert Bob Davis will be available in Durham and Raleigh to field questions about caring for chickens in the city. His workshops will be at the Interfaith Food Shuttle Farm on Saturday and the SEEDS Garden on Sunday.
Tour-goers can use the maps available through our website or in the tour booklet to determine which farms to visit and find their way. Tour goers are encouraged to bring a cooler. There will be lots of fresh vegetables, eggs, cheese, meat, and other products for sale at the farms.
For more information and tickets, go to www.carolinafarmstewards.org.