WISCASSET — The Morris Farm Trust of Wiscasset will hold its 17th annual Tour de Farms, a cycling and car tour through the scenic farmland of Maine’s Midcoast with stops at working farms along the way, on Saturday, Sept. 10.

This year’s tour will offer three newrides: 56 and 42 miles, as well as an 18-mile family ride through Wiscasset, Dresden and Whitefield. Riders can visit some of Maine’s most unique farms, sample their products, and gain a better appreciation for local agriculture. Participants also can purchase fresh goods from the farms to take home. Volunteers will courier cyclists’ purchases back to the Morris Farm.

Participating farms and producers include Goranson’s, a certified organic farm; Uncas Farm and Sheepscot General Store; Bailey’s Orchard; Fuzzy Udder Creamery, Chase Farm Bakery, Hamilton Farm and Barred Owl Creamery, Maine Medicinals, Wandering Root Farm and Oxbow Brewery.

Shepherd’s Craft Farm will hold a sheepdog demonstration along the route.

The event is intended for experienced and novice cyclists, as well as local food lovers. Non-cyclists are invited to drive a route developed for vans and cars.

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