Category Archives: Farm News

  • Why You Should Start a Small Farm and 4 Profitable Small Farm Ideas

    What is a small farm

    According to the USDA, a small farm is defined as either a commercial or non commercial farm whose gross profits are less than $250,000 per year. Small farms make up more than 90% of all farms in the United States. Whether the dream is a profitable small farm or a micro farm side hustle, there is a style of farming that is right for you. Below you we discover 4 ways that you could start making money farming now.  Continue reading

  • How to Winterize your Virginia Farm

    Winter is almost here and it is time to ensure that your Virginia Farm is ready to take on the colder months. Although Virginia winters tend to be milder than some states on the East Coast it is a good idea to prepare for the worst and not need it. Just like your home and your wardrobe, the change in season calls for some upkeep to ensure that everything will run smoothly and animals will be healthy come spring. Make sure that you check the following to keep the farm running at it’s best.  Continue reading

  • Apple picking at a Virginia Farm

    It is September and autumn is in full swing. Fall is the perfect time to be outside; the air is cool, the sun is shining and every tree is an explosion of color. Now is a perfect time for a weekend excursion to a local Virginia farm for apple picking. This is the season to begin or expand on family traditions. A family outing of apple picking is just the thing for a cosy fall nature filled weekend. Apples are wonderful eaten just as they are, baked in a pie or drunk as hot or cold apple cider. Virginia has quite an array of family farms that have apple orchards, many with pick your own options. Visiting one of these lovely orchards is the perfect way to spend some quality family time. Below you will find 4 beautiful Virginia farms where you can pick apples, tour cideries and take part in cider tastings. Continue reading

  • A Modern Update to Farmhouse Decor 

    Have you recently decided to live life at a slower pace? Perhaps you have decided to put down roots in a beautiful Virginia farmhouse and now all you need to do is decorate. Your beautiful new home is a true old farmhouse and you want to keep the aesthetic without feeling as though you have stepped back into an earlier time. In 2021, like many things, farmhouse decor style has changed. Rooms that once were covered with words and phrases, cutesie animal prints, red and white checkered patterns and big sliding barn doors have been replaced with a simpler more refined farmhouse look.  Continue reading

  • Farming as a hobby or for profit in Virginia

    You have fallen in love with Virginia and want to buy a farm of your own. Virginia is the perfect place to start your very own farm. Farming is the largest private industry in Virginia with almost 46,000 farms in the state.  Some things you may want to consider as you are looking at Virginia farms for sale.  Continue reading

  • Farming Hemp: The New Cash Crop

    Whether you’re a farmer in Virginia or elsewhere in the US, hemp is becoming increasingly profitable across the country as it becomes easier for farmers to legally grow. Industrial hemp has so many uses, and more and more uses are being discovered regularly as increased legalization efforts make research easier. From textiles to bioplastics to a new plant-based source of protein, hemp is an amazing plant that has all kinds of uses – and an incredibly high demand! Virginia farmers looking to diversify their crops and break into new markets should consider whether their land is suitable for planting industrial hemp. Virginia’s moderate climate is ideal for hemp farming, so consider whether your farm would benefit from planting the market’s newest cash crop! Continue reading

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