Hayrides! Sweet potato fries! Sheep and sheep-herding dogs! Where else can you get all this and more for free? At the New Roots Rootbound Farm Tour.
On Sunday, October 22, for the third year in a row, Fresh Stop Market shareholders are invited to join Rootbound Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members for a three-hour party and tour. The day begins at 2 and ends at 5 PM.
Gendler Grapevine Chef Liaison and Check in Leader Pami came last year and is still raving about it, “It was exciting to see how everything was grown and to meet like-minded people. It was a beautiful day. I like knowing people who care about the food we eat and how it’s grown and the importance of it all.” Pami continued, “Since I’m not a farmer, I’m totally amazed that anyone can do what they do. It blows my mind. I put my money where my mouth is and live by certain principles. And being able to buy directly from the farmer at affordable prices, you can’t do any better with your money than that. And to know how our Markets help people like Bree and Ben Abell (owners of Rootbound Farm), that’s what is really amazing. So rarely doesn’t anyone get to know where their food comes from. We are so lucky!”
New Roots Uber Farmer Liaison Mary Montgomery is looking forward to passing on her role of sweet potato goddess to Parkland Farmer Liaison Theresa Sistrunk. “We are going to be getting red organic sweet potatoes from WhispRidge Farm in Liberty, Kentucky. We cook them up in a huge turkey fryer and sprinkle them with smoked Hungarian Paprika. YUM! We will also have Ashbourne Farms all grass-finished beef burgers and delicious veggie burgers. So, there will be something for everyone to eat and enjoy.”
Old Louisville Fresh Stop Market new shareholder and gardener Christopher Skye is looking forward to the trip. “This is a great opportunity to meet people who grow food professionally. I grow food ‘unprofessionally (!)’ and I assume real farming is very hard. I look forward to asking them a lot of questions when I get there. This is a great opportunity for us shareholders to have an end of the season celebration.”
New Roots administrative coordinator Sarah Dugan is especially looking forward to the kid’s activities, “With games and rides this should be both fun and educational. My seven-year old son Theo (New Albany Veggie Cheerleader and host) can’t wait to meet the farmers who’ve been growing all this amazing food he’s been enjoying all season.”
The tour is free but there is a $5 (adults) $2 (ages 3-12) and free (ages 2 and under) down payment to reserve your spot. This reservation fee will be returned to you on the tour as Farm Bucks to spend on your choice of fresh, local produce or lamb. Call us at 502-509-6770 before October 18th at the very latest to reserve your spot.