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The Shenandoah Valley is one of the nation’s best agritourism destinations, and the regional Fields of Gold Farm Trail program maps a self-guided tour of unique farm experiences, farm stays, and farm-to-table dining. Here’s how to support local farms, learn about sustainable farming, and access unique and wholesome entertainment!

Pick Your Own and Then Some

You’ll know you’re getting the absolute freshest produce along the  Fields of Gold Farm Trail when you pick your own fruits, herbs, flowers, and vegetables! 

Mackintosh Fruit Farm / 1608 Russell Road, Berryville

Mackintosh Fruit Farm sells seasonal produce and products with options to pick your own fruits, herbs, flowers, and veggies or shop at the farmer’s market. relax with a stroll around the pond. The on-site bakery is so good it’s the first stop along the Cider Donut Trail, and the Cider Room serves hard cider, wine, local craft beer, and snacks to go with it. Visit for Friday night happy hour and live music. This charming farm is a family favorite and even inspired a children’s book, Good Night Farm, which can be purchased onsite. Afterward, visit downtown Berryville for boutique shopping and restaurants. 

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Overlook Produce, Bakery, & Deli / 609 Friedens Church Rd, Mount Crawford

Overlook Produce, Bakery, & Deli owners are “passionate about growing food from the land” and about “all the many tastes and colors that the seasons offer!” The business originally grew heirloom tomatoes and pick-your-own strawberries. Now, with four greenhouses extending the growing season for vegetables and flowers, the open-air market serves up “fresh, local eats and wholesome adventures” like a corn maze. Make a day of it by visiting nearby White Oak Lavender Farm the Dayton Market, and ordering a big frozen treat at Smiley’s Ice Cream.

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Harmony Harvest Farm / 201 Little Run Rd, Weyers Cave

Harmony Harvest Farm grows more than 400 varieties of flowers in its fields and greenhouses. Visitors can purchase everyday flowers and bouquet subscriptions made of flowers grown locally. They can also enjoy tours, workshops, a chance to pick their own blooms, and year-round events. Harmony Harvest is working to revitalize the domestic and local flower economy by growing heirloom chrysanthemums as part of the Mum Project. Stop at Valley Pike Farm Market for food and drinks and Grand Caverns Park for fun activities like cave tours, biking, and river access.

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Farmer’s Markets

Fields of Gold farmer’s markets offer a vibrant and authentic experience, showcasing the best of the Shenandoah Valley’s agricultural bounty and artisanal crafts.

Harrisonburg Farmers Market / 228 S Liberty St, Harrisonburg

Celebrating 45 years, the Harrisonburg Farmers Market in Turner Pavilion bustles with activity. You’ll find a diverse selection of local produce harvested at the height of ripeness. Shoppers can also find free-range meats and eggs as well as artisan breads, baked goods, cheeses, and prepared foods. Local artisans display their wares; visitors can buy colorful, fresh-cut flowers and plants. The market’s downtown location is steps from Harrisonburg’s wealth of locally-owned restaurants, shops, and breweries.

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Staunton Farmers’ Market

Located in the historic Wharf Parking Lot on Johnson Street, The Staunton Farmers’ Market provides a similar sense of community and abundance. It supports local farms and farming families and offers a wide variety of high-quality local farm-fresh vegetables and fruits, artisanal cheeses, baked goods, and handcrafted goods. Visitors can enjoy live music, meet the vendors, and afterward, take advantage of the Shop & Dine Out Downtown and More program that turns Beverley Street into a walking mall with places to dine and gather al fresco.

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Enchanting Spaces

You’ll be so engaged that you won’t even know you’re learning at one of our Fields of Gold enchanting spaces.

Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Garden / 963 Ross Rd, Lexington

Boxerwood Nature Center and Woodland Garden sits on 15 magical acres of arboretum, gardens, and interpretive sites. Kids will love discovering hidden wonders at the Fairy Forest and letting their imaginations guide them on the natural playground. Walking paths wind through five different ecosystems boasting over 400 species of trees. Visit for environmental educational programs and community events like live music. Through its COREworks program, Boxerwood supports local projects that restore soil, protect water, and reduce carbon emissions. The town of Lexington has farm-to-table dining and historical attractions like the Jackson House Museum and Garden and the Lexington Carriage Company.  

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Point of View Alpaca Farm / 777 Lebanon Church Rd, Mt Sidney

Point of View Alpaca Farm offers a 360-degree view of the Valley and a one-of-a-kind experience for the whole family! Learn about how the “fiber of the gods” is harvested and turned into soft alpaca products, and then get up close and personal with the alpacas themselves. The alpacas have gentle, curious personalities, which you’ll grow to love as you lead your new friend on a stroll through lavender fields and around the beautiful farm. Selfies are encouraged, and you should stop at the farm store to take alpaca products home with you.

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Drinks and More

Fields of Gold craft breweries showcase local ingredients, spotlight the region’s farming heritage, and provide picturesque views of the surrounding countryside.

Swover Creek Farm & Brewery / 4176 Swover Creek Rd., Edinburg

Practice your disc golf skills with a round at Swover Creek Farm Brewery, then retire to the brewery, which aims to be “your clubhouse in the woods.” The farm brewery serves several different varieties of cold craft beer, local cider, and wine. Fill up on farm-crafted sausages and wood-fired pizzas topped with farm-made meat. Swover Creek is family and dog-friendly, and there’s plenty to keep everyone busy. Pick your own blueberries and raspberries, visit the farm animals, and let your dog run free in the dog park. The farm store sells berry products and other items like honey, eggs, and soap. Nearby activities include hiking in George Washington National Forest, strolling through downtown Woodstock, and wine tasting at Muse Vineyards.

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Virginia Metalcrafters Marketplace / 1010 E Main Street, Waynesboro, VA 22980

Basic City Beer Co., known for its award-winning craft beer made with local artisan spring water, shares space with several other businesses in the recently expanded Virginia Metalcrafters Marketplace, located in an old brass foundry. Happ Coffee Roasters serves carefully sourced and roasted beans. Common Wealth Crush, a cooperative wine-making incubator, helps small vineyards reach an audience. 800-seat The Foundry draws people for local and national live music. Nearby Blue Ridge Bucha sells handcrafted kombucha. Downtown Waynesboro boasts boutiques and restaurants, galleries and museums, and a greenway along the river. 

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Fields of Gold attractions help visitors enjoy the bounty of the region through unique agricultural experiences. Plan your trip today!

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