It’s time to Meet Yer Eats!

Make plans to spend Memorial Day on the farm!

May 29, 2017

Make plans to visit some of the amazing small farms in Central Virginia on Market Central’s 9th annual Meet Yer Eats Farm Tour!  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 Memorial 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 beginning in April at the Charlottesville City Market or online.
  • Peruse the 2017 Meet Yer Eats guide & 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. There will also be food trucks at many farms selling delicious lunch and snacks that you can enjoy on site! We got a lot of feedback that visitors wish they knew to bring a cooler or freezer bag in past years so don’t forget!
  • 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!
  • Take advantage of restrooms along the way. Some farms have facilities available – but many do not.
  • Then get out there, and … Meet Yer Eats!

Look at all that you can do during Meet Yer Eats 2017:

10:00 Growing and cutting flowers at Sweet Greens
10:30-11:30 Meet Yer Microbes! at Brightwood Farm and Vineyard
10:30 Meet Miniature Herefords at Forrest Green
10:30 Farm tour demonstrating sustainable design, organic techniques, and apprenticeship program at Radical Roots
10:30 Greenhouse tour and demonstration at Shady Lane Family Farm
11:00 Bee hive demonstration at Hungry Hill
11:00 Beehive inspection (bring veil to participate)at Sweet Greens
11:30 Beekeeping talk at Grubby Girl @ Meetinghouse Farm
1:00 Harvesting and Drying Herbs at Forrest Green
1:00 Bee hive demonstration at Hungry Hill
1:00 Growing and cutting flowers at Sweet Greens
2:00- 3:00 Meet Yer Microbes! at Brightwood Farm and Vineyard
2:00 Greenhouse tour and demonstration at Shady Lane Family Farm
2:00 Beehive inspection (bring veil to participate) at Sweet Greens
3:00 Bee Hive demonstration at Hungry Hill

Questions?  Email info@marketcentralonline.org

Want to volunteer? Please sign up here!

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