"In Virginia, agritourism is defined as any activity carried out on a farm or ranch that allows members of the general public, for recreational, entertainment, or educational purposes, to view or enjoy rural activities, including farming, wineries, ranching, historical, cultural, harvest-your-own activities, or natural activities and attractions.
For most people, agricultural tourism refers to a visit to a working farm or any agricultural, horticultural, or agribusiness operation in order to enjoy, be educated, or become actively involved in the activities of the farm or operation – getting a true farm experience" (VCE.com).
"My business model is set on being able to see the process. I want it to be as visual for the clientele, an out in the open process, because it was that way with old school butcher shops. My vision was to have these windows where people could walk in the front door and see one of our meat cutters pulling a whole quarter of an animal out and being able to cut it to order in front of them. We raise these cattle local, right off the farm. That is how education about our food starts - know where it comes from and how it got there. Be a better local food source - don't sacrifice quality.
We sell about 5,000 pounds of beef every two weeks. We distribute that from Chatham to Virginia Beach, to Richmond, to Fredericksburg, to Charlottesville. Every day brings new opportunities to reach customers with a top notch product.
With this new shop, we will be in direct line for people traveling through our area, helping them stop and see what else is here on offer. Open the community to tourism benefits.
Call us for information or come by to see us."
434-857-6027 13926 Hwy 29, Chatham, VA 24531
Moses Mill Farm, L.L.C.
"At Moses Mill Farm, we raise animals in the way that we consider to be right and good. We believe that God calls us to be good stewards: to treat animals humanely, to conserve precious resources, to waste not. In accordance with this belief, we ensure that our animals get plenty of fresh air and sunshine. They have lots of space to call their own, and they are moved to fresh pasture frequently. They eat bugs and grass and non-GMO feed. Their wastes nourish the pasture. They are never given artificial hormones or antibiotics, and they live healthy and happy lives.
The result of all of this personal and loving effort is GOOD FOOD. We supply our friends, family, and local community with the highest quality pork, beef, chicken, turkey, and eggs available, plus a few vegetables here and there. We also offer fresh compost that is made from the town of Chatham's shredded leaves, our animals' good manure, and the tireless efforts of earthworms, microbes, and a little time and oxygen.
Experience eggs so rich in nutrients that their yolks are bright orange. Savor the rich flavor of grass-fed beef, foraged pork, and pastured poultry. Enjoy the health benefits of genuinely healthy food, and see how good you feel when you eat it."
Farm tours are available by appointment.
Call 434-661-7028 to make an appointment.
The Veggie Shack at Emerson Family Farms
"We are a family owned farm on route 41 in Dry Fork, Va. We have fresh locally grown produce 'Virginia Grown.' We also sell fresh cut flowers! We have Bouquets and single stem Sunflowers available."
Visit us at 333 Emerson Road, Dry Fork, VA 24549
Call us for more information!
Clarence Emerson: 434-334-4047
Kallan Farm is a local farm that offers 100% chemical free produce! You can visit them at the Pittsylvania County, Danville, and Greensboro Farmers Markets!
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
1225 Berry Hill Rd.
Danville, Va. 24541