Fall Tucson Area Farm & Ranch Tours

posted Saturday, September 12, 2009        

Sunday, September 20, 2009
10:00 amto12:00 pm
Sunday, September 27, 2009
3:00 pmto5:00 pm
Saturday, October 3, 2009
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

Join us for a true local food producer experience!

Did you see the films Fresh or Food Inc. this summer?

It’s time to know where your food comes from. This is an opportunity to see our local food at the source.

Are you ready for a great tour of three locations led by the farmers and ranchers who produce local grass-fed beef, roasting chickens, farm fresh eggs, and seasonal local heirloom produce right here in the Tucson area?

Take a walking tour of a farm or ranch with the local producers as your guide. Sample products from these popular local food producers.

Join us on one or all three tours! Tours are free. Sign up now!

Space is limited. To join a tour, contact Torey Ligon at the Co-op at 624-4821, or Judith Mattson at jasmwm@comcast.net.

Note: You are responsible for your own transportation; car pooling is encouraged. Maps and directions will be sent out when you make your reservation for one or more of the tours.

Double Check Ranch, hosted by Paul Schwennesen and Jim McManus. Sunday, September 20th,10 AM-12 Noon, Walking J Farm, Amado, AZ. Sunday, September 27th, 3-5PM, Double Check Ranch, Dudleyville, AZ.

The Double Check Ranch provides an opportunity for a look into the world of grass fed beef — bred and grown on the Schwennesen ranch in eastern Arizona and finished on irrigated pasture in Dudleyville and Amado before processing at the Double Check Ranch on-site packing house at the Dudleyville location.

Sleeping Frog Farms, hosted by Adam Valdivia and C J Marks, Saturday, October 3, 4-6PM, Sleeping Frog Farms, North Tucson, AZ.

Sleeping Frog Farms is a familiar supplier of seasonal heirloom fruit and vegetables to the Food Conspiracy Co-op, St Philips Sunday farmers market and several area restaurants.It is an intensive small-scale farm nestled in the Canada del Oro flood plain, founded on permaculture design and biodynamic growing principles. Their laying hens, dairy goats,honey bees, and earthworms are integral to pollination, soil-building, and recycling crop waste into food and fertilizer.



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