A tour bus leaves from Sioux City at 10 a.m. Aug. 19 and return by 8 p.m. Destinations include The Veggie Patch, a 10-acre vegetable farm near Ireton, Blue Mountain Culinary Emporium in Orange City, and Heirloom Acres, a farmstead near Granville. Each stop includes an in-depth farm tour and samples prepared by local culinary teams ending with a local food dinner served alongside wine sampling by Little Swan Lake Winery. "Drive yourself" tickets are available.
The Storm Lake Culinary Tour Aug. 26 stops at Little Field Abbey, Boyer River Gardens and Antiques, and Carlson Vegetable Farm. Features include information on heirlooms, a tour of a high tunnel greenhouse, line dance instruction and more. Participants receive a map to navigate their own vehicles along the route from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. Samples and dinner served.
The Farm-to-Fork tours are part of a series of events in ISU Extension and Outreach's Local Food Road Show aimed at connecting people to locally grown food and flavors in Northwest Iowa.