Dufferin Farm Tour goes virtual for 2020 due to COVID-19

ORANGEVILLE – This year, because of COVID-19, the Dufferin Farm Tour is going virtual.

Normally farms open their gates to the public for one day in the fall for people to meet farmers and see where their food comes from. Instead, the Farm Tour is bringing the farms to families in a 20 minute video.

This summer the Dufferin Farm Tour visited several farms in Dufferin with local videographer James O’Connor (the Art of Storytelling) collecting footage – from multi-generational farms to new farmers. Hear how farmers survived and thrived through COVID. See goats being milked. Take a virtual ride in a combine.

Join the Dufferin Farm Tour on Oct. 3 at 7pm for the Facebook premiere event. Go to dufferinfarmtour.com/watch.

Normally for participation in the tour, organizers collect food for local food banks. This year the tour is holding a food drive instead.

Organizers invite those interested to drop off food on Oct. 3 from 10am to 4pm  at one of six locations:

– Orangeville: Sobeys, Zehrs, Freshco;

– Shelburne: Giant Tiger, Foodland, No Frills; or

– online at dufferinfarmtour.com.

The food goes to the Orangeville Food Bank, Grand Valley Food Bank and Shepherd’s Cupboard (Shelburne).