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Egg Hunt & Marshmallow Harvest - April 11 & 12, 2015

Join us for the first "crop" of the spring-- Marshmallow Picking!! Do marshmallow peeps grow on trees? Be sure to check it out and harvest a few to roast on the bonfire with Farmer Bob. What? The hens are laying and we have also hidden some eggs for our annual Egg Hunt!! Find out more!

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Dog Days Bloom Festival – May 2 & 3, 2015

Fido wants to go to the farm!  The Dog Days at Great Country Farms are all about fun with your family and canine companions! Bring the whole family for a romp in the play area, and celebrate the spring during Apple Blossom time.  The orchards in bloom are a sight to see.

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Asparagus Mother’s Day Weekend – May 9 & 10, 2015

Why buy roses when you can buy her something as unique as a fresh Asparagus bouquet?  While the children are challenged with our 5-acre play area, Mom can enjoy a picnic lunch from the Roosteraunt, shop in our market, and get a special treat.

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Strawberry Jubilee - May 23, 24, 30, 31 2015.

Join us for the largest  strawberry festival in Loudoun County. To celebrate the royal strawberry, our Jubilee is packed with live music, farm contests, and great food.

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Father’s Day Fish-a-Rama Fishing Contest – June 21, 2015.

Treat Dad to a fun-filled day of catch and release fishing. Enjoy a cider pork BBQ lunch and compete for the largest fish or most fish caught.

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Butterflies & Blackberries – July 25 & 26, 2015.

The most recognizable of all butterflies are in need of our HELP! The Monarch butterfly's population has diminished drastically. Join us to learn about their lifecycle and how to rebuild their how population, and to support Loudoun Wildlife with their mission.  

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The Big Dig ~ Pancakes & Potatoes – Aug 29 & 30, 2015.

Get dirty!  You will love starting the day with pancakes hot off the griddle and jumping on a wagon ride to hunt for potato treasure in our u-pick field. Did you know most potatoes in stores were harvested last year? You won't believe how yummy a fresh potato tastes.

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Apple Gala & Cider Fest – Each Weekend in September!

September may mean back to school for many, but at Great Country Farms it means back to the farm for freshly pressed cider and apples! We will celebrate with tastings of this season's best ciders and demonstrations of our antique cider press. Our Corn Maze features Boulder Crest Retreat for Wounded Warriors right here in Bluemont, VA.

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Pumpkin Harvest Festival – Sept 26- Oct 31  

Where else can you pick your pumpkins and apples, fire pumpkins from a cannon, enjoy cider donuts, get lost in a corn maze, visit with the pumpkin princess, cheer for your favorite swine at the infamous Oinkintucky Derby, and watch P-Rex our pumpkin munchin’ dinosaur? Only at Great Country Farms!

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Pumpkin Chunkin’ – November 1-3, 2015

Bring your leftover jack-o-lantern to our smashin’ session and let it fly using The Silo Drop and the Zip Wire Sploosh or add it to the 40ft lift Pumpkin Drop Zone and watch the upside down “fireworks display.”

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Opening day is March 28, 2015.

We open for the season on Saturday, March 28, 2015 just in time for Loudoun and Fairfax spring break.  Come out for some fun on the farm and burn off some energy on the Giant Jumping Pillow. Check out the spring chicks and baby farm animals in the barn yard.  Take a wagon ride tour of the farm.

Join our Award Winning

Community Supported Agriculture Program today!

We are excited for our 22nd season of offering our CSA program which was just voted Best CSA in Loudoun by the readers of Leesburg Today!  We offer 20 weeks of freshly picked fruits and vegetables that may be picked up at the farm or group site or delivered to your home or office. Get all the details.  

 Here is what makes CSA at Great Country Farms the best value for your family:

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  1. 20 Weeks of Produce Boxes ~ With CSA membership, you will receive 20 weeks of seasonal farm fresh produce. The season runs from June through October, with u-pick bonus available into November.
  2. Sustainable Growing Practices You care about how your food is grown, where your food is grown and who is growing it. We are committed to using sustainable growing practices and non-GMO seed, and to enriching the land with compost and fish fertilizers. Our fields may not look pristine, but they won't be tainted with herbicides.
  3. U-pick Bonus~ Our CSA is more than a weekly produce shipment. Each week we offer a u-pick bonus for our members, which is included with each CSA share, or at a 10% discount for Fans of the Farm.
  4. Fruit ~ We do our best to include fruit in each CSA box, whereas many farms offer only vegetables. If your family enjoys strawberries, plums, peaches and apples, then we are the CSA for you!
  5. 10% discount ~ Members receive a 10% discount on all farm parties, with a minimum of 10 paying children. See party details for more information. Membership also includes a 10% discount on u-pick and in-store produce!
  6. Vacation Requests ~ When comparing CSAs, be sure to ask how vacations are handled. At GCF, we offer make-ups for vacation weeks. Our easy online account management makes this a snap, or your can donate your vacation boxes to Loudoun Interfaith Relief Food Pantry and we will deliver them for you.
  7. Choose your pick-up day ~ We are flexible! Members picking up at the farm can choose the day most convenient for them, from Tuesday through Sunday. When selecting your pick-up day, please keep in mind that we pack the last boxes for the week on Thursdays, so if you pick up on the weekend, your box will have been in the cooler since Thursday afternoon.
  8. Open House ~ We will be hosting an open house April 25 to welcome you to the Great Country Farms family and give you the opportunity to meet the farmers and ask questions. We'll be offering demonstrations on juicing, canning, and salad sack preservation to help you get the most from your CSA produce. 
  9. Festival Admission ~ Enjoy the farm to the fullest! Membership includes admission to our 14 festival weekends on the farm. This is a value of $10 to $12 per person per visit! Check out our 2015 Event Calendar to see what is included with your membership!
  10. 10% off Wine Purchases~ Enjoy an exclusive 10% discount on wine purchases across the street at Bluemont Vineyard, our sister property.

 

Follow us on twitter @TheFarmerSays and facebook "Great Country Farms" for the latest pick your own availability and farm news.

 

U-Pick

From strawberries and asparagus in the spring to corn and tomatoes all summer then pumpkins and gourds in the fall, Great Country Farms offers a farm experience your whole family will enjoy. Help your children understand how food is grown and how fresh and full of flavor it can be. It is amazing how children will eat produce if they have picked it themselves!

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Join The Farm

Buy Local. Eat Local. Play Local. Join Community Supported Agriculture or Fan of the Farm Membership Today! This season pass lets your immediate family visit the farm as much as you like all season without paying admission with each visit. So go ahead, U-pick, visit the farm animal barnyard, hayrides and enjoy the farm's wide open spaces, swings, catch and release fishing and pedal carts as often as you wish from April through October!

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Plan An Event

The Barns at Great Country Farms offer a unique opportunity for groups of all sizes to enjoy a day in the country filled with family fun on the farm. Whether your goal is to thank your employees or clients for a great year, or motivate your team with staff development and team building or celebrate a special family occasion or birthday, the team at Great Country Farms invites you to embrace the outdoors, u-pick fresh produce, laugh and let us assist you in meeting your goals.

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Attractions

We are thrilled to be part of The Shenandoah Valley Kids Trail.  This unique partnership of family attractions enables kids to be part of the travel planning process.  Be sure to watch for packages and promotions your whole family and meet Bucket, the snail mascot, when you like the Shenandoah Valley Kids Trail on Facebook

 

 

 

 
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