Tour Virginia, Saturday June 30th

Moyer Family Farm

The Farmer's Daughter/Ferrell Farm

Clinch River Farms

Abingdon Winery & Vineyard

Dreamland Alpacas

Kelly Ridge Farms

Harvest Table Farm

Below is a suggested schedule for the day but you do not have to follow it.  You can create your own schedule!

Stop 1: Clinch River Farm (630 Estates Dr, Pounding Mill, VA) – they will be open for guests from 9:30a-noon.  Located along the Clinch River this 70 acre farm is the venue for weddings, summer camps, and more.  They have also won many awards for Green Technology.

Stop 2: The Farmer’s Daughter/Ferrell Farm (310 Claypool Hill Mall Rd, Cedar Bluff, VA) will be open from 11a-5p for guests.  This farm will offer an array of activities along with free popcorn and water. Some of the activities will be a petting zoo, playground, wagon rides around a 3 acre cornfield and more!

Stop 3: Moyer Family Farm (3808 Reeds Valley Rd, Castlewood, VA) is a must see. This family-owned farm has cattle, vegetables, mushrooms, flowers, nuts, fruits, etc.  Guests will be accepted from 1p-5p.

Local lunch suggestion: White Birch Food & Juice (170 East Main St, Abingdon, VA)

Stop 4: Abingdon Vineyard & Winery (located at 26449 Twin River Trail, Abingdon, VA) will be accepting tour guest from 1p-5p.  The immediate area around the winery is a park-like setting with trees, wildlife, soft rippling sounds of the stream and sounds of the South Holston River rolling over the rocks.  Grab some lunch to go in town and travel on to the winery for a picnic lunch and wine tasting!

Stop 5: Kelly Ridge Farms (30558 Old Saltworks Rd, Meadowview, VA) is a beautiful hops farm just among the ridges and valleys of Southwest, VA. The farm gets its name from the ridge that overlooks it and the ridge gets its name from the family that owns the farm. The land has been in the family since 1790! Check it out!

Stop 6: Dreamland Alpacas (13050 Bell Ln, Meadowview, VA) is a family owned and operated sustainable alpaca farm. This farm loves to show off their precious alpacas! They also have a store on the farm where you can purchase alpaca products such as socks, beanies, scarves, teddy bears, and more.  

Stop 7: Harvest Table Farm (28413 Smyth Chapel Rd, Meadowview, VA) this farm provides vegetables, berries, and wild edibles.  The tour will afford you the opportunity to learn about different methods used on the farm and why they are important.  Some highlights on the tour will be hoop houses, greenhouses, chickens, beneficial insect garden, and a small orchard.

Local dinner suggestion:  Harvest Table Restaurant (13180 Meadowview Square, Meadowview, VA) opens at 5pm/closes at 9pm.  They will offer a 10% discount (excluding alcohol) to any farm tour participants that bring their pass in for dinner.  Offer is only good for June 30th.

** You can pick your car pass and materials up at any farm you choose to start at.

 

Washington County Cluster

Dreamland Alpacas
13050 Bell Lane
Meadowview, VA 24361
*accepting farm tour guests from 2p-5p on June 30th

Nestled in the mountains of Meadowview, is our little piece of heaven that we share with forty alpacas.  Our farm store has items produced from the fiber of our alpacas. Some items available are socks, hats, gloves, scarves, yarn and roving.  We welcome visitors daily from Noon-7pm. Closed on Tuesdays.

Kelly Ridge Farms
30558 Old Saltworks Rd
Meadowview, VA 24361
*accepting farm tour guests from 1p-5p on June 30th

Kelly Ridge Farms is nestled amongst the ridges and valleys of Southwest Virginia, just outside of Abingdon, VA.  Our Business takes its name from the ridge that overlooks the farm, and the ridge takes its name from our family. Since 1790, nine generations of Kellys have owned and worked this land.

Justen is a licensed environmental geologist (PG) with 15 years of experience. He specializes in soil and groundwater bioremediation technology, providing a wide range of environmental restoration and waste management services. He has been employed full time since June 2015 at the Virginia Dept. Env. Quality (VDEQ) as the Hazardous Waste regulator for the region.  His professional interests in ecologically responsible agriculture meshed naturally with his personal hobby of home brewing. He therefore expanded the farm’s offerings to include a hop yard that incorporated cutting-edge growing practices as well as ongoing research in concert with Emory and Henry College.

The hop yard was planted summer of 2013.  We doubled our acreage in 2016 to bring our production to 1 acre.  We have a strong focus on sustainable farming, including: integrated pest management; recycled, composted manure; water conservation practices; and local sourcing of materials. We are also working towards starting Silver Branch Cidery, which will have production facilities on the farm.  We hope to be ready for the Fall 2018 harvest, with the retail sales beginning around the end of the year.

Abingdon Vineyard & Winery
26449 Twin River Trail
Abingdon, VA 24211
*accepting farm tour guests from 1p-5p on June 30th

The winery and tasting room opened in 2001. We now grow 13 different varieties of grapes including two Norton/ Cabernet Sauvignon crosses called Crimson Cabernet and Cabernet Dore’.  The first a red grape and the second a white grape. We expect to harvest commercial quantities of these grapes this fall. It has been a wonderful journey. We hope our visitors enjoy the fruits of our labor.  The staff continues to change and the results of their efforts continues to improve. We hope you enjoy your visit. You can also find us at Abingdon Farmers Market.

Harvest Table Farm
28413 Smyth Chapel Rd
Meadowview, VA 24361
*accepting farm tour guests from 2:30p-5p on June 30th

The Harvest Table Farm is a 3.5 acre farm growing four tons annually of 50 crops with a connected livestock operation and partnership for field grain crops. Most of our products go straight to the Harvest Table Restaurant. When we have excess, we sell at the local farmers’ market. We focus on biodiversity, season extension, and food preservation to ensure that the restaurant has a steady supply of interesting, fresh, and local foods. We raise laying hens which we rotate on pasture using a movable electric fence. We have an orchard, berry bushes, a greenhouse, three high tunnels, a gravity-fed creek irrigation, and more. Come see our little piece of heaven.

Tazewell County Cluster

Clinch River Farms
630 Estates Dr
Pounding Mill, VA 24637
*accepting farm tour guests from 9:30a-noon on June 30th

We sell plants from our greenhouse, flowers, and a variety of small hard wood used for crafts.  Children can dig potatoes or feed animals during our summer camps. We offer STEM science and Adventure camps, rock climbing, repelling, zip line, and a swinging bridge.  Let us host your next event.

The Farmer’s Daughter/Ferrell Farm
310 Claypool Hill Mall Rd
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609
*accepting farm tour guests from 11a-5p on June 30th

Corn maze, petting zoo, pick your own pumpkins, learning programs and event hosting.  Haunted trail and barn in October. A half acre garden and greenhouse feeds our family and provides excess to give away to friends/sell.  We raise pigs/hogs and beef cattle for sale. At times we have eggs and honey for sale.

Russell County Cluster

Moyer Family Farm
3808 Reeds Valley Rd
Castlewood, VA 24224
*accepting farm tour guests from 1p-5p on June 30th

Is it possible here today, even profitable, to produce meat and milk just from quality pastures?  We’re trying to find out, with our Red Devon and Jersey cattle. Our vegetable plots are certified organic, where we produce low input-seeds and veggies.  From the wilder parts of our farm, we forage flowers, greens, nuts, roots, and fruits. And harvest logs to grow our mushrooms.

Find us year-round at the Abingdon Farmers Market, for many of the foods we grow and eat!