September 14 @ 1:00 pm - September 15 @ 6:00 pm
Our farm will be participating in the Farm Crawl. For those with a car pass purchased at the Neighborhood Co-OP Grocery, we will be giving guided tours, demos, and our on-site farm store will be open for shopping!
Farm crawls (also called farm tours) are one of the most enjoyable and effective forms of agritourism because they immediately engage community members with local growers. The Farm Crawl is a great opportunity for families and friends to visit, meet farmers, see demos, learn and take tours of local farms in southern Illinois. Farmers in our region open up their doors to share the history of their farms, and community members get to learn about the crops, livestock, as well as the unique ups and downs in farming. It makes a difference when you know the story behind your food! This kind of interaction is tremendously effective at conveying not only the delights of local food but also the importance of supporting a local food economy.
Neighborhood Co-op has worked with local farmers and producers in Southern Illinois for many years to build up our local food economy. We feel it is important to educate and connect our customers with our local food sources. Not only is it a great opportunity to learn, but it is also a fundraiser! This year’s Farm Crawl is partnering with Food Works to support all their great work in building our local food economy.
Car passes available for purchase starting September 1, 2019, at the Co-op. This event is a self-guided tour. Each pass will give you access to each of the farms on the crawl for the two days!
The Farm Crawl is a fundraiser for Food Works, a non-profit organization facilitating the development of a regional food economy in Southern Illinois. Every ticket that is purchased will go to support this great organization.