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The Neighborhood Co-op Grocery Farm Crawl takes place September 10th and 11th

 A rooster crowing
Benjy Jeffords
A rooster crowing

The Neighborhood Co-op Grocery Farm Crawl is coming up on September 10th and 11th.

This weekend 15 local farms will open their doors to the attendees on a self-guided farm crawl where people can see how food is raised and harvested.

The goal is to connect local consumers with local sources of food.

The tour also serves as a fundraiser for Food Works, a non-profit working to create sustainable food economy in Southern Illinois.

Food Works Executive Director Jennifer Paulson says passes can be purchased from the Neighborhood Co-op through Sunday.

“People can purchase them at any register at the neighborhood co-op. And when you purchase your car pass, you can only do it in person because you will also get a booklet with descriptions of each form, a map, and also a tote bag with a few items in it.”

The farm crawl started in 2012.

Benjy Jeffords is a digital media production specialist at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org
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