2014-06-05 / Community

Marquette food co-op offering UP farm tours

MARQUETTE – The Marquette Food Co-op is hosting the ninth annual Farm Tours, an opportunity to visit local farms, meet the farmers and learn about where and how food is grown in the U.P. The tour is part of the Marquette Food Co-op’s ongoing effort to connect people with their food and educate the public about the importance of buying and supporting local farmers and growers.

Twelve local farms that supply the Marquette Food Co-op, including established farms that have been practicing sustainable agriculture for more than a decade like Seeds and Spores Family Farm, as well as newer farms like Treasa’s Treasures and Dancing Crane Farm, will offer tours.

Farm Tours began June 1 annd will include farms in Cornell, L’Anse, Munising, Skandia, Marquette, and Chocolay.

The event is organized so that participants are free to visit the farms at their leisure during the designated hours. Dress for the weather—the tours go forward, like farming, rain or shine.

Stop by the Marquette Food Coop at 502 W. Washington St. to pick up a Farm Tour Guide with driving directions or visit their website at www.marquettefood.coop.

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