19th Annual “Are You Crazy” Retail Farm Markets Tour
Sponsored by: Pennsylvania Retail Farm Market Association, Penn State Cooperative Extension, Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, USDA, Risk Management Agency.
A bus tour of nine premiere retail farm markets — with plenty of ideas, education, food, and fun for all. This year we are exploring what Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia have to offer. These farms and markets are major providers of fruits, berries, vegetables, prepared foods, and agri-tourism.
We have something for everyone — seasonal, year-round, produce, food, tourism, value-added, pick-your-own, entertainment, and educational farm direct-to-consumer marketing at its finest! Not to mention the “classroom-on-wheels” as we travel between markets with opportunities to network and learn from each other.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Any farm market owner, manager, or other personnel interested in seeing and learning from a variety of retail farm market and agri-tourism entrepreneurs.
WHAT YOU WILL SEE:
We will tour each operation and focus on what has made it a success. The emphasis is on seeing what others are doing, peer networking, sharing, and learning. Check the AYC 2015 Brochure for a complete listing of the scheduled tour stops.
Pre-registration is necessary because of bus and lodging reservation requirements and will be honored on a “first-come, first-served” basis.
Registration Deadline: August 14, 2015. All major credit cards and checks accepted. No refunds after August 14, 2015.
To register, go online to: http://tinyurl.com/aycTour2015
For assistance with registration: 610-391-9840, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The registration fee covers the tour bus transportation, one night at a hotel with continental breakfast (supper on your own), reference materials, refreshments, and lunch on both days.
Your registration fee depends on how many you have sleeping in your hotel room:
- One person/room tour fee: $290.00
- Two people/room tour fee: $235.00 each
- Three people/room tour fee: $220.00 each
- Four people/room tour fee: $210.00 each
On September 15th we will board the bus at:
6:30 a.m. at Penn State Extension Lancaster County Farm & Home Center parking lot:
1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601-3184 Park in the west corner, near Route 30.
8:00 a.m. at Penn State Extension Adams County parking lot: 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325-3404
NOTE: The bus will depart promptly. Please be prepared to be on time, or better, a little early.
On September 16th we expect to return to:
Gettysburg around 5:55 p.m.
Lancaster around 7:35 p.m.