It's easy to “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” in Rappahannock County. Our farms and orchards are committed to sustainable agriculture and their products are prominent at farmers' markets in the region and in nearby Washington, D.C. — and you can tour more than 20 of them the last week of September every year during the annual Rappahannock County Farm Tour and Festival. In addition, we have several local nurseries growing everything from conifers to Japanese maples, native plants and mums. Buy directly from our farms and get to know the people behind this healthful way of living.
15 Over Jordan Farm Lane, Flint Hill, VA 22627
Located on 138 acres in the shadow of Old Rag, Belle Meade Farm offers tranquility, space and beauty. Enjoy our accommodations in a renovated Victorian farmhouse and cottage. Explore the farm, enjoy the pool, hot tub and pond. Whole house rentals, group retreats available. Guests of all ages welcome. The Schoolhouse is available for special events. Pasture-raised eggs and meat for sale.
353 FT Valley Road Sperryville VA 22740
Eastwoods is a small tree nursery specializing in Japanese maples (more than 300 different varieties), Ginkgos (about 30 different cultivars) and selected conifers (about 80 different selections). Our trees vary in size from one-year babies to mature trees with up to 8-inch diameter trunks. We back up our sales with help selecting the best tree for your location and with information on planting, care and pruning.
634 Long Mountain Road Washington VA 22747
Fresh Cut Flowers by Melanie (Farmer/Florist) is a specialty cut flower farm growing unique, uncommon and heirloom flowers using sustainable gardening practices. Providing both wholesale and retail flowers by the stem, as well as, custom florals. Our website is http://www.freshcutflowersbymelanie.com/
Our family farm has been passed down through six generations and has always been the gathering place for family, extended family, friends and weary travelers for over 200 years. Our heart lies in community. We are proud to continue our heritage of the family farm and to be part of the “flower revolution”, the return of the flower industry to the United States and the return of the family run flower farm.
Send us your email if you’d like to be on our weekly availability list. Delivery is available. Weekly bouquets and stems by the bunch are available at the farm. Our weekly bouquets are also available at the Sperryville Corner Store from April through December and online from www.lakotafreshfoods.com.
May through October we offer pick up at the farm late Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings for pre-ordered bouquets and stems. Let us know and we’ll have your order ready for you.
45 Thornridge Lane, Boston, VA 22713
“GRASS FED FOR BEEF’S SAKE™”
Located just 70 miles west of Washington, DC in the foothills of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, Kattle 1 Beef Company is a working ranch focused on raising 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef. We believe that great beef starts with happy, healthy cows and natural, sustainable pasture management.
What makes a cow happy?
Grass, and plenty of it. Did you know a cow’s first stomach, the rumen, can hold 95 liters of undigested forage? Obviously, these guys love grass! Our grass-finished beef comes from cattle that eat nothing but grass, their entire life! This is the way Mother Nature intended ruminant animals to live. On grass. Grazing. Foraging. All day, every day. Nothing but grass and legumes. It’s a fact, grass finished cattle produce a healthier product that contains more Omega-3s and CLA. Most grass-finished cattle do not reach their ideal weight until 24 months of age or older, a much slower (and mindful) approach to raising our beef cattle. Slow, steady, natural growth wins the race in both nutritional and environmental impact.
95 Crossmolina Farm Ln, Washington, VA 22747
67 Hackleys Mill Rd, Amissville, VA 20106 (202) 870-8817
The Rappahannock County Annual Farm Tour is a free, two-day, self-guided tour offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse of our working farms.
We’ll have 15+ venues on this year’s tour, with a wide range of farms and experiences – from beekeeping to llamas to organic vegetable farms, not to mention goats, chickens, cows, as well as local artisans selling their wares.
It’s a great opportunity to go behind the scenes and see real, working farms surrounded by the pristine beauty of Rappahannock County. Rappahannock County’s early settlers were small farmers; officially founded in 1833, it has long been deeply rooted in agriculture.
The mission of the Rappahannock County Farm Tour is to present an unforgettable, educational and enriching experience of Rappahannock County’s (Agri)Culture.
PO Box 519, Washington, VA 22747
64 Old Hollow Rd, Sperryville, VA 22740 (540) 987-8636