Dirt mag’s Kitchen Garden Tour is back and revamped for social distancing. The one day event returns Sunday, July 26, 2020.

Get ready for a jam-packed day of garden-peeping: find out how your neighbors are harvesting honey and plotting produce aisles in their backyards!

Frank Hennion

🌽 YOU BUY YOUR TICKETS: We give you a map. Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., you and your caravan take a self-guided, socially distanced tour of local kitchen gardens in the Black Dirt and Skylands regions. A stellar lunch — artisanal pizza and craft beer from Tin Barn Brewing — is included in your ticket cost!

🍆 YOU CHOOSE YOUR ROUTE: Practice social distancing at each garden, keeping your crew at least 6 feet away from each gardener. Learn new tips from your green-thumbed neighbors and leave these backyards feeling inspired.

🍕🍺 Stop for lunch along the way at Tin Barn Brewing between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. Pizza and a beer (or water, or soda) are included, just show your printed Kitchen Garden Tour ticket at the brewery to redeem. Outdoor seating is available.

🍅 At the end of the day, all Kitchen Garden Tour participants will vote for their favorite gardens remotely, and Dirt will host a live ZOOM award ceremony to announce the winners.

Enter A Garden

Just picked up gardening during quarantine? Been growing your favorite fruits and veggies in your backyard for decades? We love them all. Enter your garden to be a spot on this year’s tour today!


When you purchase tickets, we will email you a map of the gardens 24 hours before the event. Read the descriptions, take a look at the photos and the locations and map yourself a route. Your ticket purchase gets you access to the self-guided tour, a bagged lunch for pickup along your route, and access to the online voting and ZOOM awards ceremony.

  • Kitchen gardeners don’t expect a lot of back-patting — but they deserve it. Every bite of food they grow is a bite that did not have to be shipped across the country or the world, that wasn’t sprayed with Round-up. Every person who gets to eat the food that comes out of a local garden is healthier for it, and more strongly connected to nature, to the gardener, and to the place we all live.

  • "This is where the revolution starts. Taking back and reconnecting with our land, our food, our health and our communities."

    —Nathan Johnson of Vernon, NJ

To become a sponsor, call Molly Colgan at 845-469-9000.

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