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Annual Farm Foods and Crafts Tour held in Franklin County

In Franklin County, a late-spring weekend offered an opportunity to discover the day-to-day life on a working farm. For visitors with questions about how produce is grown or for families seeking educational activities, the sixth annual Farm Foods and Crafts Tour, along with local festivals, provided an inexpensive weekend adventure. Among the weekend offerings: farm tours, local arts and crafts, a children's fishing rodeo, dinner on the green, and a farm to river Fun 5K Run/Walk.

Following signs in downtown Louisburg to the historic Person Place on Main Street, visitors reached a hospitality tent to pick up the brochure/map with descriptions of the nine farms on the tour. Nearby for purchase were local heritage arts and crafts, such as wrought iron garden gates, paintings, pottery and hand-made quilts. Also, at the farms on the tour, fresh eggs, produce and meats could be bought directly from the farmers.

All the weekend events were sponsored by the Franklin County Tourism Development Authority, Whole Foods Grocery, N.C. Cooperative Extension and the Franklin County Arts Council.

--Natalie Hampton