Each year, Cedarock Park’s Historical Farm hosts the annual Farm-to-Table Program, sponsored by the Alamance County Agri-Business Committee. This program is an opportunity for area 4th-graders to learn about agriculture in Alamance County at no charge to the students. 4th-graders from all over Alamance County come to Cedarock Park for two days to learn about how food is grown and produced on a farm and ultimately brought to the family dining table. Students see farm animals, fruits, vegetables, and other plants, as well as farming equipment. They have the opportunity to hear from presenters that work in the industry as they rotate through nine different stations representing various areas of agriculture including dairy, poultry, farm technology, beekeeping, forestry products, beef cattle, field crops, soil and water conservation, and plant science.
Approximately 900 students attend the event each year, which is held in September. After learning about area agriculture, they have the opportunity to enjoy a picnic lunch in the park. For more information, check out the Farm-to-Table Flyer.
If you’re interested in local farmers markets be sure to check out this list of nearby Farmer’s Markets (complete with hours and addresses) from NC State’s Extension group.