Richard Villadoniga reported to Historic City News that this weekend, on Sunday, April 10th, Slow Food First Coast will hold their first Tour-de-Farm; an open house for many local farms in St. John’s, Baker, Bradford, Duval and Putnam Counties.
The Tour-de-Farm, being held from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., will provide people from the First Coast an opportunity to learn about local food production, meet the farmers who produce local food as well as the chefs and artisans who are committed to using locally-grown ingredients.
“Twenty-four farms will open their gates for the community,” Villadoniga told Historic City News. “For many people, it will be their first opportunity to actually see where our food comes from.”
St. Johns County locations that are participating include:
Blue Sky Farm
4805 County Road 13 S Elkton, FL 32033
County Line Produce
9260 Florida 207 Hastings, FL 32145
Cracker Style Sustainable Retreat
120 W Genung St St Augustine, FL 32086
First Coast Technical College
Florida Partnership for Water, Agriculture, and Community Sustainability at Hastings
595 E St Johns Ave Hastings, FL 32145
Fresh Start Hydroponics
3098 Pacetti Rd St Augustine, FL 32092
Jacksonville, FL 32259
Lincolnville Community Garden
399 Riberia St St Augustine, FL 32084
Maggies Herb Farm
Master Gardeners Agricultural Center
3125 Agricultural Center Dr St Augustine, FL 32092
Riverdale Hydroponic & Potato Farm
6605 County Road 207 Elkton, FL 32033
Sykes and Cooper Farm
5995 Brough Rd Elkton, FL 32033
Terk’s Acres Goat Farm
3000 Joe Ashton Rd St Augustine, FL 32092
You can attend educational farm workshops, visit a cattle and goat ranch, taste produce right from the field, talk with farmers, visit with community gardeners, and find local business owners who are committed to more sustainable practices and growing our local economy.
CitySprouter Cash McVay told Historic City News reporters that the Lincolnville Community Garden is honored to be included in this Slow Food First Coast event. “If you have not had an opportunity to visit the garden, this will be a fabulous day to do so,” McVay said.
During this five-county special event, you will have the opportunity to enter a free raffle at each location you visit. There are multiple prizes, but only a single raffle; so the more locations you visit, the higher your chances of winning!
Where to Pick up Tour Books?
Old City Farmers’ Market