Jump on the Jackson farm, garden and studio tour

out farmtourMore than a dozen farmers and gardeners will be featured in the annual Jackson County Farm Tour coming up July 26-27.

Tour-goers get a self-guided brochure and can visit the sites in whatever order they please, running from 1 to 6 p.m. both days.

Sites on the tour run the gamut from full-time farming endeavors to home gardens. The tour will inspire and motivate projects in your own garden back home, and also serve up practical tips on everything from soil amendments to caring for livestock.

The tour will also include three community gardens and a couple of home gardens where food is grown to share.

This year, the farm tour has joined forces with the annual Art Studio tour put on by the Cullowhee Revitalization Endeavor, with a handful of working artist studios included as sites. 

Tickets and maps are available at the Jackson County Farmers Market held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at Bridge Park in downtown Sylva.

Passes are good for a whole carload and cost $15 for one day or $25 for both days, with a $5 discount for students and seniors. 


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