All aboard! Rural Routes helps city folks discover their roots

Thanks to all who made our first Rural Routes tour a success! Despite rainy skies and the threat of thunderstorms, 55 people filled an articulated HSR bus on June 12th, selling-out our trip to ManoRun Organic Farm. Between bread-baking in the woodfire oven, visiting the barn animals and picking up some fresh produce to take home, participants got the chance to meet farmer Chris Krucker and learn about how their food is grown.
Many thanks to Chris and Denise from ManoRun Organic Farm and, of course, Hamilton Eat Local's partners in this endevor: the HSR, Hamilton Smart Commute and Tourism Hamilton.
If you missed this tour, do not fret! There are still 3 more trips happening this summer. Up next is Mordern's Organic Farm Store on July 10th. Followed by Puddicombe Estate Farm and Winery, and Carluke Orchards on August 21st and September 11th, respectively. Tickets are already getting scooped up, so stop by the Bread and Roses Cafe to get yours!  The cost is only $5 per person or $2 for children and seniors, which includes a small cup of organic fair trade coffee served before we depart that is roasted in-house at the cafe (not local but very fresh) -- so be sure to come early!  We board at 1pm sharp.  For more details please visit: .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would like to take my gr 2 class on a tour of an organic farm in the fall. Can someone suggest a suitable farm (we are located in downtown Hamilton).