Did you know that Charlotte has several food tour services that are helping make our city’s diverse food culture? Companies like FEAST offer the “local” perspective on our food options. These services are really nice to have for those of us involved with our local food system because they help build awareness about the many food choices Charlotte has to offer. The food tours are not just geared toward visitors. Locals can benefit from food tours because they offer a great way to quickly see several food businesses in one day. These tours naturally promote the food businesses in town thinking outside the box and quite a few of those businesses are supporters of the local food system. We encourage people to keep these tour services in mind and consider going on one if you want to spend a nice afternoon getting a little more in depth with our food culture!
Check out our volunteer page http://knowyourfarmstour.com/volunteers/ and pick a task that suits you today to go on the 4th annual farm tour for FREE! We encourage you to sign up before August 25 because we are having our first ever pre-tour volunteer appreciation dinner party at Lewis Farm. This is going to be a lot of fun with nationally-renowned BBQ man Dan Huntley, Chef Megan Lambert and some Johnson & Wales crew, KYF representatives and tour coordinators, farmers, and many more. We are thankful that this community has so many people willing to lend a hand and can’t wait to thank you in person….and of course, feed you!
We really need to fill some tasks on September 15-16 still so please take a look at those days first. http://knowyourfarmstour.com/volunteers/ is the page to visit to see how we are doing.
If you are looking for a way to get involved with the Farm Tour this year, we have hundreds of things to work on to make this event happen. We are looking for volunteers to help us put on the best farm tour yet. This year, we are asking anyone interested in helping us out to visit our farm tour website (http://knowyourfarmstour.com) and click on the Volunteer Spot link to see a calendar with all the tasks we need help with for the tour. You just have to put in an email address to see the calendar.