Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tour de France Vermont-Style

The Tour de Farms is an annual fund-raising event for three non-profits—ACORN, Rural Vermont and the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition—all working in their own ways to make Vermont more sustainable and healthy.

Held this year on Sunday September 18th, the bicycle event begins and ends in Shoreham on the western side of Vermont. There are three route choices varying in length—10, 24 and 30 miles long. All routes go by various family farms which will be offering food tastings from seventeen Vermont producers and NOFA-VT will be cooking pizzas on the Orwell Green.

Sample the Tour here.

The Tour ends on the Shoreham Green for AppleFest, a harvest festival with food, music and crafts.

The Tour costs $25 for advance registration, $50 on the day.

The Tour is sponsored by American Flatbread, Earl's Cyclery & Fitness, Wolaver's Organic Beer and Vermont Fresh Network.

Excerpted from the upcoming App Vermont Eats: The Essential Green Travel Guide—available soon on iTunes.

Photo courtesy http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=938&picture=bicycle-marathon, Bicycle Marathon by Vojko Kalan