Thursday, August 18, 2011

Join us for the 5th Annual Tour de Farms in Boston

JenIf you Boston-area folks weren't able to join us in Kansas for Farm Aid 2011 last weekend, now's your chance to get a taste of Farm Aid! Join us Saturday August 20th for the 5th Annual Tour de Farms ride.

The goal of the ride is to promote awareness for sustainable agriculture and our local farms. Riders will meet at Franklin Park in Boston at 9AM and travel out through Brookline, Newton, Needham and the Blue Hills visiting Allandale Farm, Newton Community Farm, and a Neighborhood Farm site before arriving at Brookwood Community Farm. At Brookwood Community Farm we'll take an extended break from riding to explore the farm and have a delicious locally-grown lunch. After lunch, the ride will continue on to Roslindale Village Main Street Farmers' Market, where riders can purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and meat for themselves (we'll have a truck to transport your goodies back to our starting place, or bring your own panniers).

The tour is about 40 miles long and will travel at a pace of about 10-15 miles per hour. Our friends at Urban Adventours will lead the ride and provide support all along the way. The tour costs $35, bikes not provided. If you need to rent a road bike for the tour, Urban Adventours offers a special rate of $60 for both a bike rental and delivery (regularly $75 plus $15 for delivery).

There are limited spots available for this ride so reserve one now! Book online, give Urban Adventours a call at 800-979-3370, or visit their shop. Bring a bike, your friends and your appetite for good food from local farms!

The annual Tour de Farms is a true celebration of local food, healthy bodies and good fun. Discover the farms and meet the farmers who are feeding us good food, right in our own backyards!

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