June on-farm experiences include Rowan Arts & Ag tour, more

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 24, 2019

On June 1 and 2, the Rowan Arts & Ag Farm Tour offers a chance to see Rowan County farms firsthand.

In a combination of the county’s rich farm heritage and vibrant arts culture, visitors will learn about local farms and find working artists exhibiting their talent.

This two-day, self-guided tour features 12 notable Rowan County farms and three agricultural stops with artists at each site.

The farm tour is free and open to the public, educational and entertaining, a chance to get to know some of Rowan County’s 40+ working farmers, an opportunity to purchase fresh-from-the-farm produce, and so much more!

Let us know if you’re coming to this self-guided tour by visiting the Rowan Arts & Ag Farm Tour Facebook Page.

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services encourages travelers to make on-farm experiences a part of their summer travel plans.

June events

2 – Plum Granny Farm in King is one of the stops on the 5th annual Northern Triad Farm Tour featuring farms in and around Stokes County.

8 – NC Foothills Farm Tour will take place in Polk and Rutherford counties. The tour includes 20 stops highlighting produce, dairy, flowers, microgreens, garlic, livestock and wineries.

8 and 9 – Ardea Homestead Sanctuary in Kings Mountain will host a series of educational workshops. This weekend, visitors can learn how to sharpen knives and farm in the woods.

15 – The Well Fed Community Garden in Raleigh will host a Blackberry Festival from 4-8 p.m. featuring garden tours, music, games for children, fresh pizza and blackberry cobbler. The garden will also hold a series of workshops and classes throughout the summer.

22 – Belle Vie Farm in Chapel Hill will hold its Infiorata Festival, in which guests will have the chance to pick an earth canvas and decorate it with flowers.

15 – Davidson County Farm Tour offers visitors the chance to meet local farmers and tour seven participating locations in Davidson County.

16 – Raffaldini Vineyards in Ronda will host a Father’s Day brunch featuring a buffet overlooking the mountains and two glasses of award-winning wines.

19-23 – Lavender Oaks Farm in Chapel Hill will open for visitors to pick lavender, tour the farm and enjoy live music.

21 – Perry’s Berry’s in Morganton will open for the season with pick-your-own blueberries, educational tours and a farm store.

24-29Dean’s Farm Market in Wilson will host a week-long, half-day summer camp for school children. Summer field trips are also offered throughout the summer.

27 – Appalachian Barn Alliance in Mars Hill will host its annual farm-to-table dinner prepared by the Farmers’ Hands. Diners will have the chance to see the fields where the night’s dinner was grown.

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