1st annual Pedal to Plate farm to table bicycle event
Farms include East Fork Farm, Wendy Town Farms, Double Tree Farm, Root Bottom Farm, Just Ripe Farm & Farmer's Hands.
Will Bike for Food. Join Madison County farmers for the 1st Annual Pedal to Plate bike to table event in Madison County. The cycle tour offers 33 challenging miles, over 2,600 ft of climbing, 6 farm tours and a farm to table dinner at Root Bottom Farm.
Madison County, NC Sunday, September 18, 2016. Tickets are $75 and includes dinner, farm tours, swag bag and refreshments. Visit our store or click here to buy tickets. Spots are limited.
Bike riders start and stop at Root Bottom Farm in Marshall and travel a set 35 mile loop (approximately a three hour bike ride without stops) encompassing six Madison County Farms. East Fork Farm, Farmers Hands, Wendy Town Farms, Just Ripe Farm, Double Tree Farm and Root Bottom Farm will participate in this inaugural event. There will be signs and volunteers along the route to help riders.
Participating farms will host a farm tour (or self guided tour) and a farm stand for sales and samples. All farmers and riders return to Root Bottom Farm for a 100% local meal created by Asheville chef Dava Melton with Blessed to Cook. The buffet style farm dinner is included in the ticket price.
Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit Woodson Branch Nature School, a new K-6 farm and art school opening Fall 2016 in Marshall.
Not a biker? Root Bottom Farm also has three farm to table dinners this summer with their newly renovated tobacco barn as the backdrop. 2016 dates are July 9, August 6 and September 3 at 6:00 PM. The Farmer's Hands also offers Farm to Table dinners this summer featuring the culinary skills of professional chef turned homesteader, Sebastiaan Zijp. Visit www.thefarmershands.com for more information and dates.
Check out http://www.rootbottomfarm.com/pedaltoplate/ for tickets and more information.