Dreaming of living the farm life and looking at Virginia Farms for sale? You could choose to begin one of Virginia’s top earning farms such as raising chickens or growing crops, namely tobacco and soybeans but if you want to try something different keep reading to discover 5 out of the box farming ideas for you to begin your new life on your Virginia Farm.
Bluebird Gap Farm
Bluebird Gap Farm is located in Hampton, Va. The 60 acre farm has a variety of traditional farm animals such as horses, goats, chickens and cows as well as animals you would not find on a traditional farm such as whitetail deer, alpacas, peacocks and tortoise. The purpose of the farm is to provide a “family orientated adventure and educational experience” within an urban setting. The farm has 18 picnic tables and a large charcoal grill located under a covered pavilion, a large playground, duck pond and nature path. An antique barn housing antique farm equipment and antique home furnishings is available to tour. Feed machines are sprinkled around the property for those desiring a more interactive experience with the animals. Admission to the farm is free but you will need quarters if you wish to purchase feed.
Hunt Club Farm
Bring the whole family to Hunt Club Farm. The 35 acre farm provides nature based entertainment and educational programs. A petting farm which includes goats, sheep, chickens, alpacas, donkeys and pigs is available to visit with a fee. Ponies of all sizes are available for rides for children of all ages from toddlers to preteens. Enjoy amazing views from the TreeWalk Adventure where you can walk from treehouse to tree house and see amazing views of the farm and surrounding area. You will love the thousand square foot aviary walk where you can interact with and feed the over 500 parakeets. The Hunt Club Farm also has a market where you can stop in to buy plants, flowers and herbs or decor items, wind chimes and walking sticks. During the holidays they have a fall pumpkin patch, a holiday market and an Easter egg hunt.
Maymont is a 100 acre “urban oasis” where you can interact with hundreds of animals that you will find at The Robins Nature Center. They have interactive activities such as Digital Pool Touch Stations and educational activities. Wildlife Habitats offer an up close look at animals such as black bear, bison and bobcat or enjoy hands-on encounters with sheep, goats and horses.
James Monroe Highland
Spend some time on this 3,500-acre estate getting to know the farm animals such as sheep, chickens and peacocks that roam freely on the farm. This working farm with original house and outbuildings as well as an 1818 guesthouse is available to explore through a self guided tour which allows a relaxed afternoon learning about the history of the home. For nature lovers, the highland rustic trail allows you to get a close look at native animals and birds in the area. If you are unable to visit Highland in person, log into the James Monroe Highland website. You will be able to check out the local wildlife on the trail cams and take a look at the historic home via virtual tour.
Frying Pan Park
If you are a history buff, you must take a trip to Frying Pan Park. The park is a working model of a farm which dates from the 1920s to 1940s. Here you can get an idea of what it was like to work and live on a farm during that time period. You can enjoy arts and crafts projects in the four room school house that was built in 1911 and check the original smithy’s equipment at the Moffet Blacksmith Shop. Other historical buildings in the park include a Country Store and the Frying Pan Spring Meeting House which was built in 1791 and is designated a “Virginia Landmark”.
Many people dream of owning their very own farm and living a simpler life. Running a farm that produces fruits and vegetables or goats, sheep and horses can be very satisfying but if you want to enjoy a more unique farming experience the farms above can provide you with some ideas. So as you are searching for the perfect Virginia Farm for sale keep in mind the unique interactive farms above to find your perfect farming style.
What is the biggest farm in Virginia?
Located in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Eldon Stock Farm is situated on 7,100 acres of land making this property one of the largest. This farm with it’s 4 homes and many outbuildings has been in the Lane family since 1961.
Who owns the most land in Virginia?
With 2.2 million acres, Liberty Media Chairman John Malone tops the list of the Land Report 100.