This Labor Day, roughly 1,000 people are expected to see where their food comes from in central Virginia.
Monday, September 3 is Market Central's 4th annual "Meet Yer Eats" farm tour. Twenty-one growers in eight counties will open their fields and barns to visitors to get a behind-the-scenes view of how their food is grown and produced.
Kathy Kildea is program coordinator for Market Central and said this year the tour kicks off at Buford City Schoolyard Garden in Charlottesville.
"This is a good place for them to come and especially for families to kind of explore a garden on a small level but for them to understand what they're gonna see, what to look for when they go to visit some of these bigger farms," Kildea said.
The City Schoolyard Garden at Buford Middle School opens its doors at 8:30 a.m. and the farm tour gets underway at 10 a.m. Tickets are $15 per car in advance and $25 the day of tour.
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