ACORN's mission is to promote the growth and health of local food and agriculture in Vermont's Champlain Valley.
We are working with growers, schools, businesses, and community and statewide partners
to double the consumption of locally-grown food by 2020.
Thanks for a successful Tour de Farms!
Thanks to all the volunteers, riders, farmers and food producers who helped make our 9th annual Tour de Farms a great event!
See you next year!
2016 Guide to Local Food & Farms is Now Out!
Pick up your free copy at Addison County food stores, restaurants, shops and cafes!
August Cultivating Connections E-Newsletter
Tune Up Your Bikes for the Tour de Farms
Sunday, September 18th
Registration starts at 8:30 AM, After Party 1-5 PM
You asked, we listened! We have four new additions to this year's Tour de Farms, one of Vermont's oldest cycling farm tours.
- TWO routes: the flagship 30-mile route and a brand new, family-friendly 14-mile route. Advanced registration: $40/adults and $20/students and kids under 18
A Farm Bus is available for those who choose not to ride a bike. Share in the experience of sampling delicious, farm fresh food while enjoying the beauty of the landscape from the comfort of the bus. The Bus will follow the 30-mile route and leaves at 10 AM. You must register in advance ($45), and space is limited.
- A concierge Farm Van will deliver purchased farm products to the Bristol Rec Field so riders don't need to carry extra weight with them. Please bring extra cash to purchase items direct on the farm to take home!
- An after party for ALL to attend with live music by the Doughboys, free Farmhouse ice cream for all riders, local craft beverages from Shacksbury Cider, Hogback Mountain Brewery, Savouré Soda and Lincoln Peak Vineyard, and a food truck!
Your support for ACORN helps to build a stronger food culture and local economy in Vermont's Champlain Valley. Your donations make possible the Tour de Farms, matchmaking events and conferences, our Farm to School outreach, the Guide to Local Food and Farms, and more.