The Monadnock Food Co-op will host a series of farm tours this summer, kicking off with a tour of Archway Farm in Keene on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. (Rain date is July 15).

Long time homesteaders, Mark Florenz and his family leapt into farming three years ago after purchasing a historic farm property on Arch Street in Keene. Mark raises his pigs using Animal Welfare Approved standards certified by A Greener World. He sells his pork chops, sausage, bacon and salamis at the Monadnock Food Co-op. Information about the farm can be found at archway.farm.

"We take great pride in raising happy healthy animals," shared Florenz. "Our pigs are raised outside in social groups where they can root, roll in the mud, and express their true nature."

"It's so important that our customers — and all community members — meet the farmers and producers behind the food that they eat," said Jen Risley, the Co-op's Marketing & Membership Manager. "Each farmer has a unique story to tell — a story that's best shared in person and on the farm."

This event is free and open to the public, however registration is required: monadnockfood.coop/archway.

The full 2018 schedule of farm tours is available at monadnockfood.coop/farmtours.

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