Hundreds Head to Local Farms on Labor Day to 'Meet Yer Eats'
Hundreds of people are spending their Labor Day at local farms, as vendors from all of the Charlottesville farmers markets are opening their doors to anyone who wants to take a tour.
It's called "Meet Yer Eats" and it's an annual event that gives people the opportunity to go to various farms to see where their food comes from.
Bonnie Yoder, a three-year "Meet Yer Eats" participant said, "Farm tour is like my favorite day all year cause it's like bar hopping, but with farms. So it's better [because] you just hop from farm to farm and you're not drunk the next day."
She's one of hundreds of people that flocked to farms around Charlottesville Monday. "It's cool, cause you never get to see where your food comes from," said Yoder.
Organizers say the event is a great opportunity for families to go out to a farm and learn about agriculture.
Jamie Barrett of Bellair Farm said, "I think it's real important for people to understand where their food is coming from and also to understand what a farm can provide the community."
People at Bellair Farm hope their customers will appreciate seeing the process of getting fresh produce.
"See what it's like to pick something straight from the ground and pop it in your mouth and the taste difference and the health difference and just the way you're going to feel about it," said Barrett.
If you missed the "Meet Yer Eats" event, you can still catch the farmers and all the fresh produce at any of the city markets that are running through December.
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