For local families looking to have an adventure or seeking a nice recreational day in the great outdoors, the Central Florida Farm Tour offers that and more.
Ten area farms and ranches located throughout Polk County will open their barn doors to attendees. This opportunity allows for participants to see a special side of farming that is not always open to the public. The Hunger Education and Resource Training (H.E.A.R.T.) center located behind Warner University will be participating in this year’s farm tour. H.E.A.R.T., is one of Polk’s best kept secrets. At H.E.A.R.T., students prepare for missionary work and learn how to survive off the land. H.E.A.R.T. provides extensive agricultural training, designed to prepare the individual students to grow food while in a third-world countries. The students must also learn to train families they serve while on mission trips to also grow their own food and become self-sustainable. H.E.A.R.T. operates a village nursery and will offer tours of their permaculture farm with livestock and even a water buffalo. There is something for everyone on this tour.
Since the tour is self-guided, participants can spend as much or as little time as they want at each location. They can visit all 10 farms or a few farms. Guests that visit at least three farms, are eligible for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.
The admission price is very affordable. Tickets are $20 per vehicle and there are no limitations on vehicle size. Attendees can visit the farms in their family vehicle or carpool in a rented van.
“The Central Florida Farm Tour is a great opportunity for residents and visitors of Central Florida to get a close-up and personal look at what it takes to grow the food we enjoy,” said David Kiessling, event coordinator. “Whether you live here or are looking for something different to do while on vacation, this will be an eye-opening and fun experience.”
Central Florida Farm Tour,is sponsored by the lowpaymentkings.com and their family of four local auto dealerships: Lakes Wales Chrysler, Dodge of Winter Haven, Alfa Romeo & FIAT of Winter Haven and Posner Park Chrysler.
Interested attendees can go to CentralFloridaFarmTour.com to learn more details and purchase tickets.
Central Florida Farm Tour seeks to delivers an enjoyable, affordable, and informative experience that increase the knowledge and appreciation of our area’s rich agricultural industry.