Second annual cycle to farm tour June 23Published 6:09pm Friday, June 15, 2012
The second annual Growing Cycle Bike Farm Tour will be held Saturday, June 23. Participants will travel around Polk County by bike, sampling food and tasting wine from eight local farms. The starting point is the Mill Spring Agricultural Center, located behind the Mill Spring Post Office near the intersection of Hwy. 9 and Hwy. 108. The complete tour covers 47 miles of rolling hills. Cyclists will receive a complimentary drawstring backpack with the PolkFresh logo. A truck with coolers will follow the bikes and gather any produce or wine purchased. All proceeds benefit the ag center’s demonstration kitchen, which will teach people how to prepare local farm fresh produce and create healthy meals. For more information and to register, visit polkcountyfarms.org/upcomingevents/thegrowingcyclebiketofarmtour.html or call Jimmi Buell at the Polk Cooperative Extension Services at 828-894-8218.