The Loudoun Economic Development Department’s annual spring showcase of rural enterprises will take place at 50 farms.
The self-guided tour will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22.
For adults and young visitors alike, they provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy a variety of animals and crops, according to Economic Development Executive Director Buddy Rizer. This year’s tour offers a mix of traditional crop and livestock farms, horse and specialty farms, breweries and wineries and even a meadery.
Kids can have fun smoothing the feathers of baby chicks, riding ponies, feeding alpacas, petting rabbits and enjoy picking and tasting the best of the spring strawberry crop.
There will be eight new sites on the tour this year: Black Hops Farm, Otium Cellars, Blue Ridge Center’s Mountain View Farm, CEA Farms, Cerritos Farm, Edgegrove Farm, Legacy Farms and Wegmeyers at Gilberts Corner (an addition to Wegmeyers’s pick your own farm near Lincoln.)
Brochures listing all 50 sites are available at all county libraries and community centers. They also are available online at loudounfarms.org/FarmTour.
The Spring Farm Tour is part of Loudoun Small Business Week. For more details, go to loudounsbw.com.