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We’ve got a lot growing on in the Shenandoah Valley.  Here you’ll find the latest news, announcements and happenings on the Fields of Gold Farm Trail.

Fast & Fresh Farmers Market Recipes

So, you are trying to enjoy the last of summers bounty while it lasts? Maybe you have grown tired of the same old recipes? Here are some genius ways to make the most of summers finest goodies! Roasted Asparagus with Egg and Tomato 1 pound thin asparagus, woody ends trimmed 1/2 cup cherry or grape […]

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Farm to You Snacks & Lunches for Back to School

It is that time of year again! Summer is on its way out and fall is preparing to make its debut as the kids head back to school. The days start to fall once more into a more predictable routine. For many families this time of year can be a welcome change. It can come […]

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A Toast to our Craft Breweries!

August is craft beer month in Virginia and we are taking the time to toast all of the talented craft breweries located on the Farm Trail. The craft beer scene has exploded in the Shenandoah Valley!  If you are looking for a farm brewery with a mountain view or a tasting room in the heart […]

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Stay Cool on the Farm Trail

  Summer is in full swing on the Farm Trail! With the warm temps most of the  flowers, herbs, veggies and fruits are in full bloom. This means that the eats are at their best! Farm groceries and farmers markets are bursting at the seams with edible ripe deliciousness and Chefs at our farm to […]

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The Farm Trail Just Gets Better Everyday!

      Four amazing new venues have recently joined the Fields of Gold Farm Trail and we couldn’t be happier to have them! Meet Fox Hill Bed & Breakfast Suites, a magical place to get away! This a 38-acre countryside Bed & Breakfast retreat located midway between the Shenandoah Valley cities of Staunton and Lexington […]

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Nature’s Candy

    It is June and berry picking on the Farm Trail is in full swing! All this month, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are in season in Virginia. To find a full listing of berry farms go the the Meet the Locals page of our website and keyword search “berries” or “berry”. You can also […]

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Who Knew Farmers Markets were Once Glamorous?

The Beginning Fred Beck & Roger Dahlhjelm wanted to build a “Village” at the corner of 3rd & Fairfax  in Las Angeles, where local farmers could sell their fresh fare. E.B. Gilmore agreed to give it a go. In July 1934, a dozen farmers and a few other merchants parked their trucks at the corner […]

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Two Watering Holes Join the Farm Trail!

    Just in time for summer we have added two new Farm Trail stops where you can quench your summer thirst and nurture your appreciation for fine wine and/or craft beer! First up, we have Woodstock Brewhouse. Located just off of Main St. in historic Woodstock the Brewhouse is a recently renovated industrial-age gem of […]

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Big News for Agritourism!

    “New Study Measures Economic Impact of Agritourism in Virginia” If you are someone who enjoys getting away from the hustle and bustle of town and city living on occasion, you are not alone! It seems that more and more people are flocking to the countryside in their free time, whether it be for the […]

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Discover Staunton & Augusta County

Discover the home-grown side of Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley. Pick your own fruit in one of our orchards, stroll through a farmers’ market, savor a wine tasting, tour a working farm, celebrate at a farm festival, or feast on a locally-grown meal at one of our farm-to-table restaurants. Farm Tour 1 A Better Way […]

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