Tag Archives: agriculture

Charlotte Area “Know Your Farms” Annual Tour/Volunteer Opportunities!

Know Your Farms has announced its fourth annual Charlotte Area Farm Tour to take place the weekend of September 15-16, 2012. The tour is a great opportunity for you to connect with the local thriving agricultural community.

The tour takes place from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days (Saturday and Sunday) and highlights 40+ local farms.   It is self-guided, with farms located in clusters all around the Charlotte region for easy touring.  Learn about those important farm-to-fork connections and discover sources for fresh, healthy food in the greater Charlotte community. Explore possible future opportunities in the local community.

Passes are $30.00 per vehicle, or $25 when you buy in advance, so fill your car with friends and family!

Want to attend for free?  Christy Shi ‘96, Know Your Farms, is looking for volunteers! Get to know a farmer, soak up the countryside.  http://tinyurl.com/kyftourvol, for more information. Any help you can offer is welcomed!

For more information, http://www.knowyourfarms.com.

 

Exploring “Good Foods”

Do you have a passion for food?  Are you “hungry” for internship and work opportunities in the field?  Sounds like you need a taste of Good Food Jobs, a gastro-job search tool, designed to link people looking for meaningful food work with businesses that need their energy, enthusiasm, and intellect.

Good Food Jobs post opportunities with farmers and food artisans, policy makers and purveyors, retailers and restaurateurs, economists, ecologists, and more.  Their  blog, the gastrognomes, profile food professionals and publish their stories to inspire you.

3rd Annual Charlotte Area Farm Tour

If you are interested in local NC foods, be sure to attend the 3rd Annual Charlotte Area Farm Tour, this coming Saturday and Sunday, September 17 & 18, 2011.  Tickets are available for $25.00 per vehicle before the event via online or at one of the local business listed on the website such as Ben & Jerry’s or The Bradford Store in Davidson.  Price is $30.00 on the day of the tour at the participating farms.   I will be there Sunday exploring a few of the local farms.  Check next week’s blog for an update of my farm tour experience.   Lots of career opportunities to “plow” through, too.

For other career-related resources, go to Agriculture & Environment on the Davidson College Career Services website.

 

 

 

Third Annual Charlotte Area Farm Tour

Know Your Farms has announced its third annual Charlotte Area Farm Tour to take place the weekend of September 17-18, 2011. The tour is a great opportunity for you to connect with the local thriving agricultural community.

The Charlotte Area Farm Tour takes place from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days (Saturday and Sunday) and highlights 30+ local farms.  Learn about those important farm-to-fork connections and discover sources for fresh, healthy food in the greater Charlotte community. Explore possible future opportunities in the local community.