One of the best things about summer…the delicious fresh fruit and vegetables we all enjoy from local farmers markets…oh, so tasty!!. When it’s hot and you can’t bear to use heat to prepare a meal, it’s easy to make a dinner out of berries and melons with a cool tomato and avocado salad tossed with a bit of olive oil and fresh basil. Are you thinking about growing your own small crops? If you want to start your own backyard produce department, spend some time at the Urban Grown Farms and Gardens Tour this weekend.
Sixty local growers are participating–some are larger farms, some are small backyard plots. . This tour offers farming tips, cooking demos, tastings, and conversations with the farmers themselves. It’s an excellent way to learn from those who are already farming land plots of all sizes in the area.
You can buy tickets in advance through the website–and the prices are reasonable: $8 for individuals, $20 per family. As for transportation, there are options other than driving in your car! Join a group bike ride each morning (a ten mile, three hour ride visiting several farms) or get an all day bus pass from KCATA.
The Urban Grown Farms and Gardens Tour–something different to do this weekend that’s definitely inspiring!