Photo courtesy of   Jesse Brantman

Photo courtesy of Jesse Brantman


Dear Friends of Slow Food,

Do you know where your food comes from? Do you know who grew it? Too often the frenetic pace of modern life estranges us from the hard work and natural processes by which food is brought to our table. In a world obsessed with speed, Slow Food challenges us to slow down and smell the rosemary (so to speak).

Slow Food First Coast’s Tour de Farm offers people across Northeast Florida an opportunity to learn about our local food system. During the event, participants will see where food comes from, how it’s produced and meet the farmers whose hard work makes it all possible. They will also have the chance to sample delicious ‘farm to fork’ dishes prepared by local chefs and artisans.

The Tour de Farm program launched in the spring of 2011. That first event received an overwhelming response from the community with more than 8,000 farm visits! In 2012, the tour grew significantly and boasted 14,200 farm visits, a 68% increase from the previous year. Each year, we are humbled by the support of the individuals and families that come out to enjoy an afternoon of learning and activities – and this year we hope you will join us!

Our fifth installation of the Tour de Farm will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2017 and will provide the community with a first-look into the fall harvest. Seasonality is an important part of local food and we are excited to share the bounty with you!

We welcome you to take part in our journey to strengthen the connection between local food, strong farms and healthy communities. Slow Food First Coast’s Tour de Farm 2017 offers a variety of partnership opportunities to choose from. As an event sponsor you will help Slow Food First Coast share our mission to promote good, clean and fair food for all.

Slow Food First Coast is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and contributions are tax deductible. Please feel free to email me directly at the link below for more information.  We look forward to working together to strengthen our local food system.


Kyle McBride                                                           
Tour de Farm Committee Chair                              
Slow Food First Coast