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Tour de Farms: Local Food by Bike

Aug 29, 2012
Events, Farms

Over 5,000 people attended Open Farm Day this year in Madison County, a huge success in renewing the relationship between our food and the people who put it all on the line to grow it each year .  The next great farm and food event in the area is set for the 22nd of September.  It is the first annual Tour De Farms bike tour and celebration.

Cazenovia, NYTour De Farms is a scenic bike tour of Madison County on September 22nd.  The bike tour will include three loops, approx. 9, 20, 40 miles, all starting and ending at Critz Farms. Riders will be invited to visit a few farms along the way, followed by a farmer’s market and a Tour De Fork lunch back at Critz Farms, featuring Empire Buffalo and other Madison County products.  In addition to lunch, Tour De Farms tickets include free entry to Critz Farms’ Fall Harvest Celebration, a chance to win door prizes, & Tour De Farms giveaways. The event will be a perfect way for cyclists of all levels to enjoy the amazing homegrown food in Madison County as well as take in the area’s scenic beauty at the height of fall foliage season.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door on September 22.  There is an Early Registration discount available through September 14th and different ticket prices for kids and adults. There are also special tickets prices for friends and family of riders who want to attend the lunch only.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Agricultural Economic Development program at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County.  They have put a great FAQ on their website or you can contact Beth McKellips at 315.684.3001 x126 or bam233@cornell.edu with questions.

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