Ashland Food Co-op

The Co-op’s August Farm Tour – Peaches and Veggies, Oh My!

Ever wanted to see behind the scenes, and shake the hands that grow your food? Here’s your chance to knock elbows with some of the dedicated farmers that bring food to your table every day.

Gather the family, take a ride on an air-conditioned bus, and enjoy a picnic lunch provided by the Co-op. If you have dietary needs beyond vegetarian or wheat free, please kindly bring your own picnic lunch.

We’ll start our day at Rolling Hills where Dave grows fresh peaches from July to early October. Over the last 20+ years, Dave has grown many heritage peach varieties. There is something so beautiful and flavorful about a tree-ripened peach. We love his peaches so much we even named a pie recipe after them!

Next we’ll travel to Fry Family Farm where Steve and Suzy produce melons, plant starts, winter squash and row crops for the Co-op from April through December. Here we’ll have lunch and check out the new processing and storage facility they’ve built to support the region’s local organic food movement.

This is a family-friendly event. The tour includes unsteady ground, lots of walking, hot sun, possible rain, and lots of fun! Please bring a water bottle, hat and your walking shoes, we’ll provide the rest.

Adults: $35 Co-op Owner, $40 General Public
Children 10 and under: $5

Family discounts:
4 spots $10 off (two adults, two children: $70)
5 spots $15 off (two adults, three children: $70)

Questions, contact our Education Coordinator (541) 552-5454.
Meet in Co-op Parking lot at 7:45am, the day of the tour to board our chartered bus.


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Ashland Food Coop

Ashland Food Co-op is a consumer cooperative that operates for the benefit of our owners. It’s simple to own your share of the Co-op. Just make a one-time, refundable equity investment of $100. You may pay in full or make an initial $10 payment! You'll be reminded at the register when another quarterly $10 payment is due until your $100 equity purchase is paid. In return, the Co-op pledges to operate for the long-term health of our community. Unlike most businesses that make decisions primarily to maximize profits, cooperatives make decisions to maximize service to their owners and the community. More on how to become an Owner

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