Loudoun Farmers: Participate in 2017 Spring Farm Tour

Whether you offer rides or wool, orchids or vegetables, you can grow your customer base by participating in the Spring Farm Tour. Each year, Loudoun Economic Development promotes Loudoun’s rural economy through printed brochures, ads and web content that encourage the public to visit Loudoun farms the third weekend in May.

To get your farm, winery or other rural business listed on this year’s Spring Farm Tour, fill out the application online by March 14 at biz.loudoun.gov/farmtourapp.

“Consumers want a personal connection with the brands they buy from, and the Spring Farm Tour is a great way for farm businesses to forge lasting relationships with their customers,” said Loudoun Economic Development Executive Director Buddy Rizer.

In past years, participating farmers have invited children to ride their ponies, pet water buffalo calves, hold baby chicks, pet alpacas, gather eggs, pick strawberries, and enjoy delicious farm-fresh food. Let us know what educational experience you’d like to offer visitors to your farm when you apply to participate in the 2017 Spring Farm Tour.

Agricultural Development Officer Kellie Hinkle said, “The reputation of Loudoun’s craft beverage industry is growing by leaps and bounds all over the region and across the nation. Wineries, breweries, cideries, meaderies and distilleries are invited to participate and let Farm Tour visitors taste for themselves what all the excitement is about.”

This year’s tour will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21.