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Natural Awakenings Richmond

Fourth Annual Real Local RVA Farm Tour

Real Local RVA will host the fourth annual Farm Tour from 3 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, for people to experience some of the area’s best farms, learn how their food is grown and encourage mindful food choices. Guests will tour two farms and enjoy dinner at Oakdale, a brand-new event venue in Ashland.

The tour begins with the property and barn at Woodside Farms, a naturally grown produce farm that anchors the Chickahominy Falls community. Guests will also enjoy a locally sourced snack from chef Jenny Tremblay West, of Mise en Place, then travel to Harlow Ridge Farm for a tour of a working livestock farm specializing in pasture-raised pork, beef, goat and lamb raised on non-GMO grains.

A post-tour party will take place at Oakdale, situated on 100 acres owned by Harlow Ridge Farm. The dinner will feature local food and beverages and a presentation by Joel Salatin, well-known farmer at Polyface Farm and champion of the sustainable agriculture movement.

Admission is $45 to $75. For more information, visit