Fun times at the Farm Brunch and Family Strawberry Festival on the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop in Elkton. One of the many big events on the Tricounty Agritourism Corridor of the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop. Over 275 people enjoyed the fun, food and festivities. The next Farm Brunch and Festival is set for April 14. Don't miss it!. That's me riding the giant tractor with Sebastien Gros of Rype and Readi who hosted this great event. We are off to see the gentle animals who are eagerly awaiting hand-fed treats. If you don't know where Elkton is... it's just west of St Augustine in the area we are making known as the Tricounty Agritourism Corridor... I initially typoed "TriBOUNTY" by accident and realize it's THAT TOO! Bountiful fruit, vegetables and Fun! Plus gourmet food, tractor rides, face painting, punkin' chunkin' and foot stompin' music.
The young people at the ticket counter are from the Enactus Group at Flagler College who helped promote the event. Left to right, Ben Becker, Em Lemp, Delaney Colbert and Kaitlyn Burke. Herb Hiller of the Alliance, the prime mover behind the Tricounty Agritourism Corridor, has been working with Enactus and other groups to make this happen.
The Alliance, with collaborators at Flagler College, FATA and the VCB, are building corridor awareness about this fresh food source with deeply historical roots. He reports March 21 to the Chamber of Commerce Tourism & Hospitality Council on creating a visitor destination in the corridor to emphasize the importance of the October SJR2C Loop opening through Hastings, closing the gap and connecting the Agritourism Corridor all the way from I95 to Palatka. It's happening, folks!