Food/Farm Tour Set June 7

This year’s local food/farm tour will be held on Friday, June 7 beginning at 1 pm. The tour is free. It starts at the farm of Brent and Lucinda Coursey on Highway E outside LaPlata. At the Coursey farm you will see a fruit orchard, strawberries, asparagus, variety of vegetables, greenhouse, square foot gardening, raised beds, wood chip gardening, 6 breeds of chickens, Dorper hair sheep, Scottish Highland cattle, natural and organic practices used, sustainable practices (wind and solar power, wood heat) used.

The second stop will be Singing Prairie Farm. At Singing Prairie Farm you will see vegetables, sugar beets and turnips grown for grazing free range pigs, organic heirloom watermelon, heirloom field corn, grass fed beef, heritage turkeys, chickens and natural and sustainable practices used. The tour should conclude by 4:30.

Pre-registration is not required. Just plan to be there at 1 pm. For more information contact Jennifer Schutter at the Adair County Extension Center at 665-9866.