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8/23/2012
Volunteers are needed to coordinate farm tourists at East of Eden in Huntersville; Old Store Produce in Huntersville; Renfrow’s Urban Farm in Matthews; and Rivendell Farm in Huntersville.

Farm tour volunteers have a unique opportunity to assist Mecklenburg County farmers showcase their farms and the important work they do: feeding our families. Volunteers work a 3 ½ hour shift, and in return receive a free pass to visit other farms on the two-day tour.

County residents interested in volunteering may sign up at http://knowyourfarmstour.com/volunteers/ or call Wes Shi at 980-225-1020.

2012 Know Your Farm Tour
The self-guided tour highlights more than 40 farms in 11 counties in the Charlotte metropolitan area. It’s a great opportunity for families to connect with the agricultural community and learn about fruit and vegetable farms, livestock farms, dairy farms, and even an alpaca farms! With over a dozen new stops added to this year’s event, seasoned tour-goers will still have a lot to see. In addition, many farms will be offering fun activities unique to the tour, such as hayrides, petting zoos, and cooking demonstrations.

Tickets are $25 per vehicle in advance. Entrance tickets may also be purchased on tour days at every tour farm for $30. Purchase tickets.

Proceeds support Charlotte-area farms.