The Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market will sponsor Three Farm Tours this summer: Saturdays, June 18, July 09 and August 27th. The tours will leave the Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market at the South Russell Village parking lot at 1:00 p.m. SHARP. The tour is FREE and there are 29 seats available per date on an air-conditioned mini-bus.
On June 18 the tour bus will go to Ridgeview Farm in Mesopotamia, where the Grover family raises strawberries, green beans, berries, pumpkins and tomatoes. Each participant will have an opportunity to pick his/her own quart of strawberries!
On July 9 the tour will visit BB Farm in Troy Township, where Bryan Briggs, a fifth generation farmer, is raising beef, pork and free-range chickens and great sweet corn.
On August 27 the tour will visit Sirna Farm and Market in Auburn Township. The Sirna family raises grass-fed beef, free-range eggs, and a multitude of vegetables including hydroponic tomatoes. Their family sausage recipe is legendary!
Each tour of the farm will be approximately 1.5 hours. Learn how your food is produced, harvested, packaged and cared for. Samples provided at every farm. Participants MUST pre-register at the Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market or by calling Cheryl Hammon at 440 474 9885. The Market is open Saturdays between 9 and noon at the South Russell Village Parking lot at the corner of Bell St. and Rt. 306/Chillicothe.
These events are funded through a grant from the USDA’s Farmers Market Promotion Program.
For more information on the market products, producers and activities, check out our Facebook page or go to our web site at geaugafarmersmarket.com.
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