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The Real Local Farm Tour Goes to Charlotte Acres

Sep 01, 2021 07:00AM ● By Jessica Coffey

The fifth annual Real Local RVA Farm Tour will take place from 3 to 7 p.m., September 18, at Charlotte Acres, in Mechanicsville, to highlight local farmers, encourage local food purchasing and educate the public about the importance of sustainable food-growing practices.

Charlotte Acres is the home to three separate minority-owned farms: Shine Farms, Real Roots Food Systems and Hazel Witch Farm. Guests will receive a tour of each farm and learn about their growing practices and business models, followed by dinner from Leek & Thistle with dishes that include ingredients from the farms. Local musician Rachel Leyco will provide entertainment.

 Tickets: $45 to $55 at For more information, visit