Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

Bike (or Bus) the Barns Driftless on June 25

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Wed, Jun 07, 2017 @ 01:00 PM

FB Event Banner.pngJoin FairShare CSA Coalition for a fantastic day of farm-fresh food & drinks, behind-the-scenes farm tours, kid-friendly activities, live music, amazing Driftless views and more! Come on out for the 5th Annual Bike (or Bus) the Barns Driftless on Sunday, June 25.

For the first time, they are offering a BUS the Barns option for those who would like to head out to the farms, but don't want to bike to get there! Bus riders depart from Viroqua, and visit two local, organic farms.

You’ll get to know your area farmers; the Eddy’s of Ridgeland Harvest, and Mike Lind and the Engel Brothers at Driftless Organics. Enjoy farm tours, a hay wagon ride, sunflower oil pressing demonstrations, a cover crop conversation with Purple Cow Organics, fermenting demo with Driftless Folk School, fun kid-friendly activities, veggie temporary tattoos, and more! Bus transportation, a farm to table lunch and snack, and farm activities are all included in registration.

The bicycle tour this year begins in Viroqua at the Food Enterprise Center, with local host Kickapoo Coffee Roasters. The route is 55 miles long, with roughly 3,500 feet of elevation gain. Riders visit the same farms as the bus tour (Ridgeland Harvest and Driftless Organics) and enjoy delectable food at each stop, several hydration stations, farm tours and activities, and a big After Party celebration, complete with a grill out dinner, craft beer, and foot-stompin’ live music.

Gather your friends and family together for a beautiful and fun June day out on the farm!

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