More than 160 Delawareans took a bus tour through Delaware farms on a trip sponsored by the Delaware Department of Agriculture and Kenny Family ShopRite stores.
The tour took New Castle County residents to visit three farms in Kent and Sussex counties: Fifer Orchards of Camden; T.S. Smith & Sons of Bridgeville; Evans Farm of Bridgeville. All three grow for ShopRite.
"Events like this give more people an opportunity to see how our farmers grow the fresh, local produce we enjoy every day, and that's very valuable," said secretary of agriculture Ed Kee. "We want more Delawareans to understand how their food gets from the field to the fork. The commitment of Kenny Family ShopRite stores to purchasing local vegetables and fruits, and to educating their customers about what they eat, cannot be understated."