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Upstate Farm Tour to educate about sustainable living

Photo source: Carolina Farm Steward Association Photo source: Carolina Farm Steward Association
Photo source: Carolina Farm Steward Association Photo source: Carolina Farm Steward Association
Photo source: Carolina Farm Steward Association Photo source: Carolina Farm Steward Association
Upstate, SC (WCSC) -  Twenty-three farms in upstate South Carolina are opening their gates to educate the public about local farm production and sustainable living for the 9th Annual Upstate Farm Tour.

The self-guided tour takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on farms throughout Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Laurens, Greenwood and Spartanburg Counties.

Guests can visit the farms in any order, and suggested routes are available on the website. The brochure suggests planning on 3 to 4 farms per day, allowing 1-2 hours per farm.

The cost is $10 per vehicle to visit each individual farm.

Advance tickets for the whole weekend cost $30 per vehicle, and on tour weekend tickets cost $35 per vehicle.

Cycle groups count as one vehicle. Tickets can be purchased online.

A complete list of farms and locations to purchase tickets can be found in the brochure at the website.

Each participating farm provides a unique experience to learn about humanely raising livestock, growing organic produce, look at dairies and creameries, visit a winery, a mushroom farm, three teaching farms, take a hayride, and go berry-picking. It is also an opportunity to visit the new baby farm animals.

A meal stop will be held at Forx Farm on Dobbins Bridge Road in Anderson, offering meals and treats from Friends Farm and Catering. Visitors will be able to purchase fresh produce, fruits, and meats.

For tickets, a tour guide, and interactive area maps, visit http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/uft/

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