It’s time to Meet Yer Eats!

Make plans to spend Labor Day on the farm!

September 1, 2014

Make plans to visit some of the amazing small farms in Central Virginia on Market Central’s 6th annual Meet Yer Eats Farm Tour!  There are 12 participating farms — some returning hosts, and some new ones in the mix – and all are looking forward to showing off their farms in 2014.  These producers call the City Market home on Saturday mornings, but on Labor Day, you’re invited to their place.

The tour is held rain or shine on Labor Day, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Keep up with us on facebook and twitter for updates.

Here’s how it works:

  • Buy a car pass – on sale now at the Charlottesville City Market or online here.
  • Peruse the map & website for farms that you’d like to visit:  By the time you factor in driving and actually touring the farm, you’ll need to budget 1-1.5 hours for each farm, and most visitors see 3-4 farms on tour day.  Many farms are offering special programs at specific times, so time your visits to make the most of your day.
  • Load up the car with your family & friends.
  • Bring a cooler, and some cash.  Most farms offer on-farm sales on tour day, so you’ll be able to purchase the freshest produce, eggs, meat, cheese, plants, and other farm products.
  • Dress for the weather (rain or shine!) and wear some sturdy shoes.  Skip the perfume and heavily-scented body sprays – or the bees and bugs will find you irresistible!  Bring personal water bottles, and pack a picnic if you like.  Throw a blanket in the car and find a shady picnic spot along the way.
  • Take advantage of restrooms along the way. Some farms have facilities available – but many do not.
  • Then get out there, and … Meet Yer Eats!

Questions?  Email us at programs@marketcentralonline.org

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