May 12, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Northern Neck Down on the Farm Tour 2012 will take place Saturday, May 12, at seven farms in King George and Westmoreland Counties. The farms to be featured are: Stratford Hall, George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Ingleside Winery, Westmoreland Berry Farm, Waterloo Farm, Friendly Cottage Farm, and Evening Skies Alpacas. The farms will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The farm tour is free of charge, and food will be available for purchase at various locations on the tour.
The day-long event is designed to showcase several aspects of our agricultural heritage in the Northern Neck: winemaking, crop farming, livestock care and breeding, fruit and vegetable gardening, and flower cultivation. Northern Neck Down on the Farm 2012 is organized by the Northern Neck Tourism Commission, Northern Neck & Tri-Cities Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Virginia Department of Forestry, and Virginia Cooperative Extension. Exhibitors will include 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 will hold a plant clinic where they will discuss gardening problems, give gardening advice, and identify plants. Exhibits by the Soil and Water Conservation Districts will promote best practices for water conservation, such as rain barrel usage. Rain barrels will be available for sale at two sites on the tour.
For more information on the Northern Neck Down on the Farm Tour 2012, or if your business wishes to participate in sponsoring this event, call 804-333-1919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.