Farm tours announced

MARQUETTE — The annual MFC Local Farm Tours, coordinated by the Marquette Food Co-op, are being held Aug. 5 and Sept.16. Now in their 13th year, the tours aim to foster deeper connections between local food growers/producers and the community they help to feed.

Free and open to the public, the tours provide an opportunity to visit participating farms and to learn more about local food production in the Upper Peninsula. All tours are independently led by the farmers, and run continuously between noon-5 p.m., rain or shine. These are working farms, and attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable and durable shoes and appropriate clothing for weather conditions.

Aug. 5: MSU North Farm, Treasa’s Treasures, Rock River Farm and Guindon Farms. Sept. 16: BSB Farms, Reh-Morr Farm, Slagle’s Family Farm, Seeds & Spores Family Farm,