The Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture’s High Country Farm Tour was held August 7th and 8th. The tour featured 17 farms in Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes counties. Participants paid $20.00 per vehicle load to visit as many farms as possible for both days, and fun was had by all. Here’s what the tour guide states as the purpose of the tour, “The goal of this Farm Tour is to help connect you and your family with where your food comes from, who is growing it, and how it is being grown. Too often, when you ask children where food comes from, they say, “the grocery store!” Only two generations ago, most people grew up on farms and took part in food harvests on a regular basis. Local and organic food systems are critical to preserving our natural environment and resources and to achieving socioeconomic stability. From farmer to consumer, we all play a role in creating a sustainable future for generations to come.”
NC Cooperative Extension helped organize and sponsor this tour. Way to go, Ag. Girls!!!