Gates Open: Find Your Flavour Tour Route
Durham Region Farm Fresh Marketing Association
$19,730 (over 5 months)
Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Grant Approved: June 24, 2019
With support from the Greenbelt Foundation, Durham Region Farm Fresh Marketing Association has developed an agri-tourism route that connects visitors with eight farms in Durham Region, allowing the visitors to experience first-hand their sustainable agricultural practices, meet the farmers who produce their food, and sample local farm products. To support this project, a first edition of a “Cycle the Greenbelt in Durham” map has been designed, printed and promoted. A “Gates Open: Find Your Flavour Tour Ride” Adventure Passport, featuring the eight farms, has also been developed. Using the Cycle Route and Adventure Passport as guidance, visitors are able to access the eight farms on a self-guided tour, shop farm-gate sales, and take part in educational activities, where they learn more about farming in the Greenbelt. A launch event in October of 2019 successfully featured the eight host farms and was attended by approximately 2,000 enthusiastic visitors.