Eaters, meet farmers

For 16 years, the Piedmont Farm Tour has been introducing people to the sources of their food. More farms have been added every year, and his year’s tour on April 16 and 17 features 40 farms in Chatham, Orange, Durham, Person and Alamance counties. Advance tickets are $25 per car; $30 on the day of the tour. Proceeds benefit Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, and more information is here.

See where your food comes from

When the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association offered its Piedmont Farm Tour 16 years ago, there were a handful of Chatham County farms on the route. This year, you can visit a total of 40 farms, including six ones new to the tour, in a five-county area. The success of this tour indicates how much interest in local food has grown. And the tour is just fun.

The tour will be held April 16 and 17. Tickets are $25 per car, so cram in the fam and hit the road. Visit here for more information. Some farms will sell their products, so carry along a cooler.