Third Annual Tour de Farm New Jersey
The third annual Tour de Farm New Jersey will be held on Sunday, September 6, beginning at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta. The Tour de Farm is a cycling tour of northern New Jersey’s farms to raise awareness of New Jersey’s agricultural richness, highlight the importance of eating local, farm-fresh food, and to share the farmers’ stories.
Two routes are offered for riders of different ages and fitness levels: The Extreme Tour is 70 miles with 4,300 feet of elevation and meant for avid, very fit cyclists; the Weekend Warrior Tour is 21 miles with 1,200 feet of elevation. Both routes start with a locally sourced breakfast. Riders can purchase farm products along the route that will be brought back to the tour start for convenience.
The day culminates in a Farm-to-Fork Celebration, a gourmet outdoor feast catered by Andre’s and served at the Vernon Valley Farm from 3:30 to 6:30pm. Attendance is by ticket only and limited. Tickets are $55 per person for the tour, $125 per person for the meal, and available through Eventbrite.