Join us for the third annual FarmHop!
We're featuring TWO tour dates this year!
August 10th and September 21st, 2019 from 9am-4pm
(individual tour times may vary slightly).
CHOOSE YOUR TOUR!
Choose from two dates and three tours from around the region for an in-depth look into the amazing work happening at family farms, community gardens and local food projects in Northwest Indiana. Enjoy the summer sunshine and seasonal changes from the view of a local farm. Hop on a bus full of farm enthusiasts and away you go!
August 10th Tour
Tour A – Valparaiso, IN departure – Explore a biodynamic hop farm with heritage breed animals; a "slow" flower farm that's chemical free and takes inspiration from nature; a sustainable farm that has been organic since 1969 and raises heritage animals and unique varieties of fruits and vegetables; and a mini-tour of cluster of commercial farms including corn, onion sets, mint and tomatoes (Howe Farms, Acorn Acres Farm, Bucher Farms, Dutch Valley Growers, Abbett Farms, Wapple Farms, Sunnyside Drive Flowers). *this tour may run over slightly.
September 21st Tours
Tour B - Valparaiso, IN departure - This widely diverse tour will take you to a lively family farm with nearly 600 egg-laying chickens; an organic tilapia farm; a biodynamic farm producing vegetables, fruits, and flowers; and a homestead with incredible diversity including fruit production, heritage breed animals, and value-added products. (Three Boys & Some Chicks, Triple B Tilapia, The Pioneering Pig Homestead, Fairstream Farm) *this tour may run over slightly
Tour C – Gary, IN departure – See several thriving urban farms with unique solutions for community food access; a beautiful aquaponics system; an urban farmstead with exotic plants and medicinal garden; and a food pantry with an abundant supply of homegrown produce! (East Chicago Aquaponics, Stewart House Urban Farm and Gardens, Grown in Gary, A Rose for Yaminah Garden, (more stops TBD).
**Farms listed are not in a particular order per tour and are subject to change per farm needs.
Tickets are only $20** for adults or $10 for kids 12 and under and include a locally-sourced lunch! Plus, adult ticketholders will receive an added bonus:
Guests will also receive a voucher redeemable at MarketWagon.com, an online farmers market delivering local food across Northwest Indiana.
Questions or interested in sponsorship? Call 219-313-8828, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or message us on Facebook!
A huge THANK YOU! to our sponsors for making this event possible: Indiana Dunes Tourism, Market Wagon Michiana, Along the South Shore/ South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority, Whole Foods Market, Purdue Extension, and individual contributions from community members like you!
**A limited number of scholarship and discounted student tickets are available on request. Please contact us for more information!