Melrose Urban Farms Tour 2017

Melrose farmers, beekeepers and gardeners are opening up their farms to the public again this year for the second annual Melrose Urban Farms Tour. This is a self-guided, family-friendly tour of the best urban farms in Melrose. Get tips on edible gardens, see what’s needed for keeping goats, chickens and bees in an urban setting, learn about composting, and ask a Master Gardner questions about your own garden.

Join us Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. rain or shine. The tour starts at Bowden Park at the junction of W. Emerson, and Vinton Streets, adjacent to the Cedar Park Commuter Rail stop, where you can buy tickets, if you haven’t bought them in advance, and pick up the brochure with the locations and descriptions of all the tour stops.  Advanced tickets will be available soon.

All farms are located within Melrose, making for a bike-friendly 8-mile ride (50 minutes not including time for stopping) to visit each site.  A map of the bike route will be provided with the brochure for those wishing to go by bike.

Want to be on the tour?

All the tour participants are vetted.  If you are interested in being on the tour, please email us at

Want to volunteer the day of the tour?

  • We will need people at Bowden Park to setup then to sit at the table to sell/collect tickets and pass out brochures.
    • 3 people for setup from 8:30 am – 10am
    • 3-4 at to sit at the table to sell/collect tickets and pass out brochures  from 10am-12pm
    • 2 to sit at the table to sell/collect tickets and pass out brochures then take down  from 12-3
  • We’ll need assistants at each farm/garden location – 1 or 2 people per farm

If you want to help the day of the tour, email us at

All proceeds will help sustain the Sally Frank’s Farmers’ Market. The market is a non-profit 501(c)3.