Agri-Tourism Topic of August 16th Meeting

Agri-tourism can create opportunities for farmers to generate income and strengthen the family farm and its connection to the public. Speakers from the Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau and Rowan County Tourism Development Authority will discuss Agri-tourism and how it can benefit farmers and public alike as well as helping to preserve the rural landscape of NC.

This is a joint meeting of the RCCC Agripreneur Academy & Network, CCFFC, and Lomax Farm. The meeting will be held this Thursday, August 16th from 6 to 8:00 pm. at Lomax Farm, 3345 Atando Road, Concord. There is no cost to attend.

 

 

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is on a mission to bring local, organic food to your table from a farmer who shares your values. The organization is based in Pittsboro, NC and serves all of North and South Carolina through a variety of programming and services to support farmers, food businesses and communities. CFSA’s vision is a vibrant, sustainable food system that is good for consumers, good for farmers and farm workers, and good for the land. Sign up today for their eNewsletter to be kept up to date. E-Newsletter Subscriptions include:

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Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

1st Annual Lomax Field Day May 3rd

The 1st Annual Lomax Farm Day is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, 2016. There are two tracks: Technical Field Day for farmers and ag professionals from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. which includes 5 morning workshops and 2 afternoon intensives, and Friends Field Day for community members from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. which includes lunch with Lomax and local farmers and a walking tour of the farm.  Cost to attend either track is $15. More information and registration can be found at the link below. Please share!

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

Catawba Regional Ag Tour

This weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., is the Catawba Ag & Art Tour. Admission is free at the more than 50 stops at area farms including: Rich Hill Farms, Griff’s Greenhouse, and Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill. Visitors will be learn about the farms, be allowed to purchase fruits, vegetables, arts and crafts at some locations, and even enjoy music at some stops. More information at the link below.

Ag and Art Tour