Whatcom County Farm Tour next Saturday
September 3, 2010
Media contact: Laura Ridenour,
Food & Farming Program Manager
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2010 – Bellingham, WA
Event: Whatcom Co. Farm Tour
Location: 11 Farms in Whatcom County
Date: Saturday Sept. 11, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Bellingham, WA – Next Saturday, 11 Whatcom County farms will open their doors to the public for the 3rd Annual Whatcom County Farm Tour, a festive day of fresh flavors and local food explorations.
This free, family-friendly and self-guided tour features some of Whatcom County’s finest farms, exciting interactive activities and the chance to discover the roots of abundant food grown in Northwest Washington.
New this year, the Farm Tour features two bicycle routes in partnership with SmartTrips and Everybody Bike, a family friendly and a connoisseur bike loop included in the Farm Tour Guide. Everybody Bike will conduct a group tour with some support given enough participants register by September 6th. The Tour is also Toward Zero Waste event with food waste and recycling stations at each stop.
Tourgoers can pet a Navajo-Churro sheep at Heritage Lane Farm, savor an everbearing strawberry or walk through a labyrinth at Bellingham Country Gardens, saunter through apple orchards and see the variety of nursery plants at Cloud Mountain Farm, go on a hayride with the kids at Mama's Garden, sample delectable bison at Twisted S Ranch, and much more!
Stops on the tour: *Bellingham Farmers Market *Edelweiss Dairy
*BelleWood Acres *Grace Harbor Farms
*Bellingham Country Gardens *Heritage Lane Farm
*Boxx Berry Farm *Mama’s Garden
*Cloud Mountain Farm *Silver Springs Creamery
*Dakota Creek Winery *Twisted S Ranch
The complete Farm Tour Guide & Bicycle Map will be in the Bellingham Herald and Cascadia Weekly the week of the tour, and is available at the Community Food Co-ops, Bellingham Tourism Office, downtown public library, Village Books, Re-Store and the Sept 4 and 11 Bellingham Farmers Markets. Make plans to go with Friends & Family to the Whatcom County Farm Tour. See you out on the farm!
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Many thanks to our Farm Tour sponsors!
Lead sponsors: People's Bank, Organic Valley, Community Food Co-op
Supporting sponsors: Bellingham Farmers Market, Northfork Brewery and Beer Shrine, Skagit State Bank, Lithtex NW, Lesa Boxx and Jamie Imus of Country Financial, and Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism