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Rappahannock County, VA -- Sheep-guarding llamas, heritage breed chickens, honey bees, heirloom fruits and vegetables, and native plants all take center stage at the 2012 Rappahannock County Farm Tour, September 29-30, 2012..  Rappahannock County, Virginia is located just 65 miles west of Washington, DC in some of the most scenic countryside of Virginia.  

This popular, self-guided, family-focused farm tour emphasizes sustainable practices and incorporates farms, wineries, orchards, plant nurseries and farm schools into its weekend menu of events.   Seventeen venues will offer tours and presentations, some selling local, fresh food products. Learn about sustainable "mob grazing" and pick up helpful tips that can be applied to urban gardening situations.  Rappahannock County students will share their unique experiences combining farming and academics.

The popular "All Things Rappahannock Market" will feature vendors and organizations, selling local products and offering eco-friendly presentations at The Schoolhouse in Sperryville, 12018 Lee Highway (Route 211), which also serves as Farm Tour headquarters.   Register for the Farm Tour, pick up printed tour programs, buy local products, and learn about nature stewardship at The Schoolhouse where you can also register to win door prizes.

Admission is a $5 donation per person, ages 16 and older.  Purchase tickets for the Rappahannock County Farm Tour multiple ways:  at Farm Tour Headquarters, which is at the historic Sperryville Schoolhouse, 12018 Lee Highway (Route 211), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on both Saturday and Sunday; online at; or at two other locations on the Farm Tour, which include Narmada Winery (Route 211 at the eastern end of the county) and the Rappahannock County Visitors Center, 3 Library Road (just off Route 211), east of the Town of Washington.

For more information, visit or call the Rappahannock County Visitors Center at 540-675-3153.   Look for us on Facebook.


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