By Nikki Welch
Summer in the south is notoriously hot, but one way to embrace the heat this season is to reserve a seat with Georgia Food Tours farm-to-table Agro Cycle Tour and give the dog days of summer a new meaning.
At each of the organic, Certified Naturally Grown farms, guests can try a range of farm-sourced edibles as they see the beautiful Georgia scenery, meet community-focused farmers, and pal around with the friendly animals that live onsite.
Sweet Olive Farm, a local rescue farm, is home to a brood of pups who work and play on the farm. Chickens, pigs, mini horses, and alpacas also create a truly unique atmosphere for a family-style, farm fresh meal. Each wagging tail has a unique story as to how the pup arrived at Sweet Olive, giving the farm an uplifting and pup-loving atmosphere.
The farm tour visits three farms in addition to Sweet Olive, including Mills Farm, where guests can meet Luke, the 1,250-pound mule who is employed full-time to help produce the renowned Red Mule Grits that are served at several restaurants across the state. Luke, who is 22, also has a young whippersnapper sidekick, Chet, to help when grit orders get too great. Woodland Gardens and Full Moon Farms also offer fresh food for thought along the picturesque pedal.
Sweet Olive, Mills Farm, Full Moon Farm and Woodland Gardens, all exude a special charm that certainly comes from the intense pride and care that is designated to the farmland, the produce, and the special friends, both two and four-legged, that call their acreage home.
The tour is BYOB – Bring Your Own Bike, but if you find yourself sans bike, you are more than welcome to use your car to get from farm to farm.
Visit Georgia Food Tours’ website to learn more about purchasing tickets for the full Agro Cycle Tour (cycle + lunch) or purchasing a lunch-only ticket, as well as more information about upcoming tours and Georgia Food Tour offers!