The 10th Annual Tour de Farms will be held Sunday, August 6th, 2017 in Bristol, VT.
More information, and registration page, coming soon.
Did you know the Tour is ACORN's #1 fundraiser?
We set the ticket prices to make the Tour as accessible as possible for everyone and to cover our costs of organizing the event.
Join us in promoting the value of local food throughout the year by making a donation in addition to the base price of the ticket.
For a donation of $50 or more, you'll become an ACORN member and receive an ACORN Passport card which entitles the holder to discounts at local food and drink businesses around the Champlain Valley. See more details here.
It is part of ACORN's mission to encourage the growth of local food to build a stronger local economy and the health of our community, and we can't do it without you.
25% of all pre-registration proceeds go directly to the participating farms.
Farms that participated in 2016's Tour de Farms:
- Golden Well Farm & Apiaries
- Kimball Brook Farm
- Blank Page Cafe / Bread and Butter Farm
- Layn Farm
- New Leaf Farm
- Queen Bee Creemees
- Vermont Smoke and Cure
- The Bobcat Cafe & Brewery
- Orb Weaver Cheese
- Almost Home
- Shacksbury Cider
- Hogback Mountain Brewery
- Savouré Soda
- Farmhouse Chocolates + Ice Cream
- Fuego Food Cart
- Four Hills Farm
- Vermont Tree Goods
- Little Hogback Maple Syrup
- Olivia's Croutons
- Misty Knoll Farm
- Lester Farm
- Tourterelle Restaurant
- Harvey Smith Farm
- Boyer's Orchard
- Vermont Vinegars
- Willowell Farm
- Wild Roots Farm
- Norris Berry Farm
- Last Resort Farm
- Better off Bread
- Old Road Farm
What to Bring:
A helmet is a mandatory requirement to ride the Tour.
Please wear BRIGHT CLOTHING for higher visibility on the roads.
A mountain bike or road bike with wide tires is STRONGLY recommended. On the 30-mile route, there is 11 miles of gravel road, which can be rough or soft and slippery.
Cash to purchase foods at farms to take home (there will be a food pick-up van so you won't have to carry items with you), and at the After Party.
Make sure your bike is in good mechanical condition.
A couple of extra layers of clothing so you are ready for the (fabulous but unpredictable) weather.
A water bottle. There will be water available along the route at farm stops designated on map.
A spoon and fork (or a spork!), a cup and a bowl for sampling food. This will help us cut down on waste!
A camera to help us document the day.
The 2016 Route:
The 28-mile route features 16 miles of paved roads/ 12 miles of gravel roads. The 13 mile route has 10 miles of paved roads/ 3 miles of gravel roads. We strongly recommend mountain bikes or road bikes with wide tires due to the often slippery and soft gravel. The terrain is hilly with some short steep rises. While we recommend the Tour for children over 14 years old, children under 14 should be experienced road riders and must be accompanied by an adult as we are sharing the roads with vehicles. A sample of the 28-mile route can be found here and the 13-mile route can be found here. A map of the final route will be provided at registration on September 18.
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