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Expanded Butler County Farm Tour To Return in 2015
Farms and Agritourism Businesses Needed for Weekend Event

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The Butler County Farm Tour is expanding to a two-day event with up to 20 participating farms and agritourism businesses.

The Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau is now organizing the tour, and it has plans to make it one of Butler County's signature events. "The Farm Tour is a important because it gives us an opportunity to showcase our top two industries, tourism and agriculture," said Jack Cohen, president of Bureau. "We can attract more attendees by having the event at many locations over two days. I'm excited to see how it develops over the coming months."

The free event will be self-guided, and attendees will follow a map that highlights participating farms and agri-tourism businesses throughout the county. Participating farms will offer food sampling, demonstrations and hands-on educational opportunities. Some farms are already planning their activities. For example, North Country Harvest Co. (North Country Brewing Co.’s farm) will pour beer directly where it originates – Lavender Abbey in the lavender patch, Heather Ale in their heather patch, and Paleo IPA poured in the hop yard.

While food is a major focus of the event, the farms involved will represent a diverse array of farming facets. Cabot's Whispering Pines Farm is a gentlemen’s farm that will be featuring vendors, demonstrations and photo opportunities. Several alpaca farms are also participating to educate the public about their animals and their high quality wool.

Farms and Agritourism Businesses Needed

The Bureau is seeking farms and agritourism businesses who want to be involved in the event. There is no cost to participate and it provides a unique opportunity to educate the public about how their food is made and how farms operate.

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