After a month of ice and snow, the thoughts of planners in Loudoun’s Department of Economic Development are turning to spring.
They have put out a call for farmers and producers to register to participate in the Spring Farm Tour, which will be held May 21-22. The registration deadline is March 16. The application form is online at biz.loudoun.gov/farmtourapp.
“This is a great opportunity to showcase our thriving rural economy and give hands-on opportunities for the community to see the great things that are going on in western Loudoun,” Loudoun Economic Development Executive Director Buddy Rizer said in a statement.
The county’s spring and fall farm tours are popular destinations for visitors who get a sense of farm life and enjoy a day out in the country. Participating farmers often invite children to ride ponies, pet water buffalo calves, hold baby chicks, gather eggs, pick strawberries, and enjoy food straight from the farm.
“For adults, members of our craft beverage industry have offered tastings of wine, beer, mead and other products, most of them made with ingredients grown right on Loudoun farms. We encourage all farm-related businesses to participate in the Spring Farm Tour,” Agricultural Development Officer Kellie Boles stated.