Sunday, Sept. 21 — SHOREHAM — Delicious foods, delightful bicycling, and spectacular scenery are in store for all who participate in the 7th Annual Tour de Farms. Scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 21 in Shoreham, the Tour de Farms offers two loop rides, approximately 10 and 30 miles each. At frequent designated stops, family farmers will treat bicyclists to tasty samples of local foods such as cheese curds, fresh apples, hard and sweet cider, meatballs and much more. Because the event is a tour and not a race, the pace is low key, allowing ample time to chat with farmers and relax with friends in the beautiful Champlain Valley.
The Tour de Farms is co-organized by the Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN) and the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and is a fundraiser for both nonprofit groups. Each year, the Tour is enhanced by the addition of new features, such as burgers from local, grass-fed animals and a stop at a quirky art gallery. This year, participants can expect to sample from Windfall Orchard, Champlain Orchards, Doolittle Farm, Golden Russet Farm, Sunrise Bakery, Lazy Dog Farm, Daona Farm, and LaDuc Acres and many more.
Day-of registration fees are $50 for adults and $25 for kids 16 and under. Children in trailers and bike seats ride free and don’t need to be registered. The Tour de Farms will be held rain or shine. All routes begin and end at the Shoreham Town Green. On-site, day-of registration runs from 9 – 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 21.