Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm is a celebration and tour of Northern Neck farms, forests and wineries

2012's Down on the Farm tour took place on Saturday, May 12, at seven farms in King George and Westmoreland Counties. The venues featured were: Stratford Hall, George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Ingleside Winery, Westmoreland Berry Farm, Waterloo, Friendly Cottage, and Evening Skies Alpacas. The locations were open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tour was free of charge, and food was available for purchase at various locations on the tour.

Carriage House at Stratford Hall

The day-long event was designed to showcase several aspects of agricultural heritage like winemaking, crop farming, livestock care and breeding, fruit and vegetable gardening, and flower cultivation. It was organized by the Northern Neck Tourism Commission, Northern Neck & Tri-Cities Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Virginia Department of Forestry, and Virginia Cooperative Extension. Exhibitors included the Northern Neck Farm Museum, Northern Neck Land Conservancy, Friends of the Rappahannock, Northern Neck Master Gardeners, and the Northern Neck Beekeepers. The Northern Neck Master Gardeners held a plant clinic where they discussed gardening problems, gave gardening advice, and identified plants. Exhibits by the Soil and Water Conservation Districts promoted best practices for water conservation, such as rain barrel usage. Rain barrels were available for sale at two sites on the tour. Free shuttle bus service provided by Northern Neck RideShare.

Barn at Ingleside Vineyards

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