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FarmHop: Local Farm Tours

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Join us for the first ever FarmHop on September 23rd, 2017 9am - 4pm (individual tour times may vary slightly).

A huge THANK YOU! to our sponsors for making this event possible: Market WagonSouth Shore Convention & Visitors Authority, Purdue Extension, The Market, Miller Pizza Co., Nature's CupboardOlthof HomesPiazza Produce, & Seven Sons. 💚 (Download sponsorship info or reserve a program ad.)

Choose your FarmHop tour

Choose one of four tours from around the region for an in-depth look into the amazing work that goes on at family farms, community gardens and local food projects in Northwest Indiana. Enjoy the fall foliage and seasonal changes from the view of a local farm. Hop on a bus full of farm enthusiasts and away you go!

 

Tour 1 – Gary departure

Blind Social CenterEagle's Nest Farm (Thea Bowman Academy) Faith Farms ・ Jay-One's Grow Space ・ Peace Garden & Farms ・ Stewart House Urban Farm and Garden

See several thriving urban farms with unique solutions for community food access, a beautiful aquaponics system, a garden for the visually impaired, a school’s vibrant and diverse farm and more!

Tour 1 departs from ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen
Tour 1 lunch prepared by NJOY Eats & Prep


Tour 2 – Valparaiso departure

Howe Farms K & C Bucher Farms・ Three Guys & Some Chicks Farm

Explore a successful, biodynamic hop farm with heritage breed animals, a loving family whose children manage their egg laying operation, and an interesting approach to commercial agriculture that sells nearly all of its products locally.

Tour 2 departs from Valparaiso Market
Tour 2 lunch prepared by Green is Good by Kate


Tour 3 – LaPorte departure

Chellberg FarmDiscovery Charter SchoolPax Center / Jackson Street GardenRainfield Farm

Check out a historic public learning farm, a school where students raise and tend bees, a church that created a food-providing organization to serve the hungry, and an organic Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm that grows a variety of vegetables, flowers, and herbs in addition to hens for eggs.

Tour 3 departs from The Pax Center
Tour 3 lunch prepared by South Shore Ovenworks


Tour 4 – Crown Point departure

Acorn Acres FarmPerkins' Good Earth Farm

Check out incredibly diverse organic vegetable farms with year round growing solutions from high tunnels to greenhouse; and wholistic approach to sustainability from composting to heritage breed animals to growing animal feed right on the farm.

Tour 4 departs from Crown Point Farmers' Market
Tour 4 lunch prepared by: Birky's Catering


Tickets

Tickets include lunch and transportation, and are $20 for adults and $10 for kids.  Every adult ticket holder will also receive two added bonuses:

  • A voucher worth $20 redeemable at MarketWagon.com, an online farmers market delivering local food across Northwest Indiana.
  • $10 off a produce box at Nature's Cupboard in Michigan City & Chesterton (bring your FarmHop ticket in for discount). Ordering info: naturescupboardonline.com. All produce is either local or certified organic.

Buy your tickets today to make sure you get a spot on the tour of your choice! 

FarmHop is brought to you by...

A huge THANK YOU! to our sponsors for making this event possible: Market WagonSouth Shore Convention & Visitors Authority, Purdue Extension, The Market, Miller Pizza Co., Nature's CupboardOlthof HomesPiazza Produce, & Seven Sons. 💚 (Download sponsorship info or reserve a program ad.)

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Earlier Event: August 28
Keys to Hope Garden Open House