Thursday, October 13, 2011

2011 Farm Color Tour - Oct 15th & 16th

Don't you just love the fall? I know I do. I can remember, when I was a child, riding out to country farms with my family to buy our Halloween pumpkins. It was just the perfect thing to do on a Fall day.

The Loudoun County Farm Color Tour held on October 15th and 16th allows you to share that same kind of simple country pleasure with your family as you take a self-guided tour of 24 farms in Loudon's countryside. It also gives you the opportunity to visit and support local organic farmers and growers, such as Ayrshire Farm.

Ayrshire Farm, located in Upperville, Virginia, was the first Virginia farm to be certified both organic and humane. The farm produces a variety of meats and organic produce supplied to top regional restaurants.

“October is traditionally the month when farm communities come together to celebrate the harvest. This is a great opportunity to show what we are doing right here in Loudoun with certified organic, certified humane, local agriculture and our work for the preservation of traditional-breed livestock,” stated Sandy Lerner, owner of Ayrshire Farm. “We at Ayrshire Farm have been working for more than a decade to bring our farm and our community together in support of our local, family farms and to provide this community with more wholesome food, reduced food miles, and make our shared environment a healthier place to live and grow."

Each farm has special activities scheduled for the Farm Tour including visits with animals, hayrides, artwork and gourmet foods, honey production demonstrations and much, much more.

Come hungry and spend the day!

For more information about the Loudon County Farm Color Tour, visit their website.

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