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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

2013 Page County Grown Farm Tour

Last weekend was the third annual Farm Tour put on by Page County Grown.  We had our friends Kathy and Brendan out for the event, but as the morning broke I have to admit I wasn't optimistic that the whole thing was going to come off due to some rather heavy rain.

In the end, the day turned out pretty grand, but we got a little bit of a late start and didn't make it to all four farms:

  • Long Acres
  • Survivor Farm
  • Public House Produce
  • Wisteria Farm and Vineyard

As usual, the event concluded with an excellent Farm-to-Table dinner event at the Mimslyn Inn.  My plan is to put up some posts about the two farms we managed to visit on Saturday and the dinner, and today I'll note the two we weren't able to get to - that's a regret, because I really enjoyed the visit to Survivor Farm last year, and other folks out on the tour told me they were really impressed with what they saw at Long Acres!

First there is Long Acres, linked here on the Page County Grown page:  http://pagecountygrown.com/jennings-farm/

They produce a variety of produce, but also have a meat and poultry operation on the 500 acre spread.  We almost made it by there during the tour hours but were just a bit late - but enjoyed a drive-by, taking note of what is probably the largest painting of a Hokie I've ever seen on the side of the barn.

Survivor Farm is linked here:  http://pagecountygrown.com/survivor-farm-darrell-hulver/

Survivor Farm is a small farm, located near Lake Arrowhead in Luray.  They grow tomatoes, sweet potatoes, peppers, asparagus, blackberries, and raspberries.  Their products are available in the CSA shares at Public House Produce, and at the Luray-Page Farmers Market.

I also posted about this farm during last year's tour, linked here:  http://hawksbillcabin.blogspot.com/2012/08/2012-page-county-grown-farm-tour.html

We had a great time on the tour and regretted not getting to all four of the farms.  But each was represented at the Farm-to-Table event, so we did get to celebrate their farm heritage with them.  More to follow in posts this week!

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