We have 14 venues on this year’s tour, with a wide range of farms and experiences. Check out the activities and highlights below of each of our wonderful farms, including who is serving LUNCH!
We like to tell folks “we grow carbon, grass and meat”. With approximately 100 ewes, their lambs, 10-15 cattle, several pigs, and a couple of goats, it sometimes feels like a 3 ring circus!
We will move sheep from one daily paddock to another at 11 am each day.
Grassfed lamb and beef and pastured pork is available at our self-serve on farm store.
• Hay Wagon Tours of the Farm: 10:30, 12:00, 1:30, 2:30
• Bee-keeping Presentation: 11:00, 12:30, 2:00
• Pony Rides: 11:30 to 2:30
• Chef Cook-off: 3:00
• In addition, a lunch of farm- raised food will be served from 11:30 to 2:30.
On 36 rolling acres nestled in the Blue Ridge foothills, Blue Brae Farm LLC operates a Nigerian Dwarf goat dairy farm. During this year’s Farm Tour, guests can visit and interact with our friendly, playful goats, as well as say hello to our chickens, sheep and horses.
A goat milking demonstration will be given each day around noon in the Barn.
Throughout the day at the Cottage, artisans will be on-hand to talk about the processes of making soap, cheese and other products from raw goat milk.
Caledonia is a 115 acre beef cattle farm, 35 year old farmstay green bed & breakfast, and stop #1 on Virginia’s unique birding & wildlife trail.
Tours led by retired international broadcaster Phil Irwin will focus on conservation strategies, sustainable agriculture, environmental protection programs, and best management practices.
We are a breeding farm of more than 40 llamas and we focus on producing show quality suri llamas of color.
Walk a llama
Llama fiber products available
Come see the amazing array of fresh vegetables and flowers utilized daily by the Inn at Little Washington. Next to the garden is the stable featuring goats, sheep, llamas and a very posh chicken coop.
Hinson Ford Cider & Mead opened for the 2018 Rappahannock Farm Tour, and since then has offered a variety of dry, sparkling ciders and dry, sparkling meads produced with locally sourced apples, honey and fruit.
We’ll be giving regular tours of our production facility.
Located in the foothills of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, the working ranches of Kattle 1 Beef Company are home to our 100% grass-fed, grass-finished Black Angus cattle.
Kid-friendly activities, barnyard animals, and food and drinks for purchase.
We’re also a great stop for lunch. Kattle 1 Beef burgers on the grill paired with Gadino Cellars wines!
Mountain Vista Farms has been owned and operated by Britta Johnston and Britta Johnston International Sporthorses, LLC, for the past six years running as a high caliber Dressage training barn nestled in the beautiful mountains of Rappahannock County.
Dressage Demonstrations will be held both Saturday and Sunday at 11 am.
Narmada offers a selection of tasting flights, each with a slightly different flavor profile. Reds, whites, roses, sweets – there is something to please every palate!
Saturday & Sunday – Winery Tours: 11am
River Jordan Farm, is a family owned beef cattle operation offering “Purebred” Wagyu beef located in Huntley, VA on 328 ac of chemically free pastures.The farm was the first certified organic farm registered in the State of Virginia. The farm has been chemically free since 1971.
We will be offering slider and smoked brisket samples while supplies last.
The Farm at Sunnyside grows 60 types of certified organic vegetables on approximately 12 acres and manages a 10 acre orchard.
The farm will have wagon tours on Saturday only at 10:30 a.m. The tour will last approximately 1.25 hours and will pass through our growing areas to catch a glimpse of our crops and chickens.
Vegetables, eggs and honey will be for sale at the farm center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
We will also be at The Rappahannock Farmer’s Market on Saturday at Pen Druid Brewery in Sperryville from 11-2 on Saturday.
Eric Plaksin and Rachel Bynum have been cultivating 10 acres of ecologically grown produce at Waterpenny Farm in Sperryville since 2000. Their farming methods are all ecologically based and sustainable, and they use only organic inputs (no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers). In addition to growing vegetables and flowers, they have a flock of 200 pastured laying hens on the farm.
At the Rappahannock Farm Tour, participants can take a 1-mile self-guided tour of the farm highlighting Waterpenny’s farming methods.
In the barn, they’ll have a chance to see water pennies and other creatures from our nearby stream in a fish tank, and can also shop and take home some fresh produce from the self-serve farm stand.
Seasonal produce and other products are offered from our garden, fruit/berry orchards, Animal Welfare Approved forage fed heritage pork, pastured laying hens, turkeys, grass fed/finished American Wagyu and Black Angus beef, apiary, and seasonal wild harvested goodies such as mushrooms, chestnuts and walnuts.
A self-guided walking tour is about a half a mile loop of the market garden, greenhouses, laying hens, some pig and cow grazing pastures, then by the 26 acre lake passing some fruit trees and back to the garden
Our farm stand will open during the Farm Tour from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday.
We will also be grilling some of our pork and beef products for sampling and purchase both days from 11am-2pm.
Serving Lunch 10am-2pm both days.