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We’ve got a lot growing on in the Shenandoah Valley.  Here you’ll find the latest news, announcements and happenings on the Fields of Gold Farm Trail.

Stay Cool on the Farm Trail

  Summer is in full swing on the Farm Trail! With the warm temps most of the  flowers, herbs, veggies and fruits are in full bloom. This means that the eats are at their best! Farm groceries and farmers markets are bursting at the seams with edible ripe deliciousness and Chefs at our farm to […]

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The Farm Trail Just Gets Better Everyday!

      Four amazing new venues have recently joined the Fields of Gold Farm Trail and we couldn’t be happier to have them! Meet Fox Hill Bed & Breakfast Suites, a magical place to get away! This a 38-acre countryside Bed & Breakfast retreat located midway between the Shenandoah Valley cities of Staunton and Lexington […]

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Nature’s Candy

    It is June and berry picking on the Farm Trail is in full swing! All this month, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are in season in Virginia. To find a full listing of berry farms go the the Meet the Locals page of our website and keyword search “berries” or “berry”. You can also […]

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Who Knew Farmers Markets were Once Glamorous?

The Beginning Fred Beck & Roger Dahlhjelm wanted to build a “Village” at the corner of 3rd & Fairfax  in Las Angeles, where local farmers could sell their fresh fare. E.B. Gilmore agreed to give it a go. In July 1934, a dozen farmers and a few other merchants parked their trucks at the corner […]

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Two Watering Holes Join the Farm Trail!

    Just in time for summer we have added two new Farm Trail stops where you can quench your summer thirst and nurture your appreciation for fine wine and/or craft beer! First up, we have Woodstock Brewhouse. Located just off of Main St. in historic Woodstock the Brewhouse is a recently renovated industrial-age gem of […]

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Big News for Agritourism!

    “New Study Measures Economic Impact of Agritourism in Virginia” If you are someone who enjoys getting away from the hustle and bustle of town and city living on occasion, you are not alone! It seems that more and more people are flocking to the countryside in their free time, whether it be for the […]

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Discover Staunton & Augusta County

Discover the home-grown side of Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley. Pick your own fruit in one of our orchards, stroll through a farmers’ market, savor a wine tasting, tour a working farm, celebrate at a farm festival, or feast on a locally-grown meal at one of our farm-to-table restaurants. Farm Tour 1 A Better Way […]

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Hungry for Spring?

Spring is a very special and busy time on the Shenandoah Valley Farm Trail. Farmers, farm animals and Mother Earth herself are happy to shake off the chill of old man winter and begin the blooming and growing process. Days are longer, warmer, and brighter. Spring fever is in the air. New life comes in […]

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Planning Your Adventures for 2017?

Now is the time that many people begin looking forward to the year ahead with renewed hope and vigor regarding the path that their lives will take. It is a time for inner reflection. What resolutions will you make regarding the positive changes you would like to incorporate into your life this coming year? For […]

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Calling All Horse Lovers!

Botetourt County Economic Development & the Fields of Gold Farm Trail are joining forces to bring you an adventure filled weekend! Horseback riding for two – Day 1 Bring your own horse and spend a day or more horseback riding along the Glenwood Horse Trail near Buchanan, VA. Waterfalls, mountainous scenery, wild trout streams and […]

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