May 17, 2013

Tour de Cluck 2013 is Next Saturday

Davis is one of a growing number of towns hosting tours of backyard chicken coops and gardens, and the city's fourth annual Tour de Cluck, a Bicycle Chicken Coop Crawl will take place next Saturday, May 25th. The Tour is one of the main fundraisers for Yolo Farm to Fork, which educates the public about the value of a farm-to-table community food system. Our family has cycled the tour all three prior years and I wrote a blog post about last year's event. This is the first year we will NOT ride the coop crawl, but that's only because our coop and garden will be featured on the tour this year and we'll instead be happily chatting with the hundreds of folks who come to our mini farm throughout the day to check out the setup and meet the birds.

The Fowlery at Banyan's End

A handful of tickets are still left for the Tour. Act fast if you're interested, though, because as of this morning there were only about 40 tickets left (of the 700 printed) and those will go fast. If in fact they are still available at this writing, you'll find them either at the Davis Food Co-op or starting at 8am tomorrow morning at the Tour de Cluck table at the Davis Farmers Market.

If you can't get a ticket, there are lots of other activities in addition to the actual bicycle tour. Many of them will happen next Saturday at Central Park, where the Tour will kick off with a chicken-related art auction, "Courage to Cluck" contest, fowl food vendors, raffle ticket event and other things. Check the Tour de Cluck facebook page for details. If you already have your tickets, come say "hi" when you get to stop #2!

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