FarmHop local farm tours
Join us for the first ever FarmHop! (individual tour times may vary slightly).
CHOOSE YOUR TOUR!
Choose one of four tours from around the region for an in-depth look into the amazing work that goes on at family farms, community gardens and local food projects in Northwest Indiana. Enjoy the fall foliage and seasonal changes from the view of a local farm. Hop on a bus full of farm enthusiasts and away you go!
Visit event website for departure locations, tour details and photos.
- Tour 1 – Gary departure – see several thriving urban farms with unique solutions for community food access, a beautiful aquaponics system, a garden for the visually impaired, a school’s vibrant and diverse farm and more!
- Tour 2 – Valparaiso departure – explore a successful, biodynamic hop farm with heritage breed animals, a loving family whose children manage their egg laying operation, and an interesting approach to commercial agriculture that sells nearly all of its products locally.
- Tour 3 – LaPorte departure – check out a historic public learning farm, a school where students raise and tend bees, a church that created a food-providing organization to serve the hungry, and an organic Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm that grows a variety of vegetables, flowers, and herbs in addition to hens for eggs.
- Tour 4 – Crown Point departure – check out incredibly diverse organic vegetable farms with year round growing solutions from high tunnels to greenhouse; and wholistic approach to sustainability from composting to heritage breed animals to growing animal feed right on the farm.
Questions or interested in sponsorship? Call or message us on Facebook! NOTE: Times are in the Central time zone.
A huge THANK YOU! to our sponsors for making this event possible: Market Wagon, South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority, Purdue Extension, The Market, Miller Pizza Co., Nature's Cupboard, Olthof Homes, Piazza Produce, and Seven Sons.
Date: September 23, 2017 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location: Northwest Indiana, various locations | Northwest Indiana | 219. 313.8828
Admission: $20/person; $10 per child 12 and under including a local food lunch!
Event website: nwifoodcouncil.org