Athens Food Tours owner Mary Charles Howard
If you’ve ever wondered where your food comes from, pump up your tires for Athens Food Tours’ upcoming excursion revealing the inner workings of nearby farms. Covering a total of roughly 16 miles through the rural countryside, the cycling route stops at four locally-owned, organic and sustainable farms in the Winterville area, all of which are popular sources for both Athens and Atlanta markets and restaurants. Sites include Mills Farm (creator of Red Mule grits), Full Moon Farms (parent collective of Farm 255), Woodland Gardens and Jim's Farm. The leisurely ride is targeted towards all skill levels, has a ride-along bike mechanic and is BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike), but cars are just as welcome to travel along. The tour features tastes along the way and culminates in a fresh farm-sourced lunch, making this as close as you can get to a true “farm to table” dining experience. The tour begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. at Mills Farm (150 Harve Mathis Rd., Winterville). Tickets can be reserved online for $48 at www.athensfoodtours.com, or the day of the tour for $55.