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Natural Awakenings Lehigh Valley

Cycle and Run to Sow Seeds

Aug 08, 2012 05:23PM

 

The Seed Farm, a nonprofit organization that is helping to train new farmers establish sustainable enterprises in the region, is holding its fourth annual Sowing Seeds Charity Bike Ride and Fun Run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., August 25. The event will give participants the chance to run or ride through some of the area’s scenic, fertile farmland. Not just a fundraiser to support The Seed Farm’s important work, the event showcases area farms and farmers.

Routes of 10, 20 and 40 miles are available for cyclists, with plenty of stops along the way to fuel up on farm fresh food, as well as a farmers’ market set up by the apprentices of The Seed Farm. New this year is the addition of a cross-country 5K fun run or walk that weaves through scenic fields at the farm. Baked goods from local bakeries, along with fruit and coffee, will be served for breakfast. Lunch will feature farm-fresh food prepared with veggies, fruits and meats from The Seed Farm and other local farmers, prepared by Brew Works. 

The Seed Farm is located at 5854 Vera Cruz Rd., in Emmaus. To register, visit BikeReg.com and query “sowing seeds.”

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