The goal of Great Country Farms is to offer a way for everyone to experience farm life and enjoy the benefits of its bounty.
Great Country Farms is a 400 acre working farm situated at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains outside the village of Bluemont, VA. Great Country Farms offers produce as well as the farm experience to its customers.
The Zurschmeide Family has been farming in Loudoun County since the 1970s and Great Country Farms was started by the second generation of Zurschmeides in Loudoun in 1993. The farm started with a Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA) which grew over the years and delivered produce to homes as far as Alexandria and Arlington. In 1996 and again in 2007, the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce voted Great Country Farms, “Agribusiness of the Year” for its unique efforts to farm in a difficult climate through innovation, rather than selling out and growing houses. We are thrilled to still be a family farm in our growing county!
We owe it all to Farmer Bob for instilling a love of farming in us. We were devastated to loose our patriarch in June of 2022 and though he is with us in spirt and in our hearts, we will all miss his guidance and wisdom.
Over the years, we have added a Virginia Farm Winery, Bluemont Vineyard oand plow to pint craft brewery, Dirt Farm Brewing, above the farm on the mountain. Join on the mountain after picking and playing on the farm.
As our farm grows, we are thrilled to welcome the next generation of Zurschmeides in the fields, running the tasting rooms, making Kettle Corn, and training the pigs for the Annual Oinkintucky Derby Pig Races of course!
We welcome you to visit our farm, pick some incredibly fresh produce, create some memories and begin your own farm adventure as part of our farm family.
Who’s Your Farmer?
Chief Creative Officer & GM. Andrew started as our orchard manager and knows more than anyone on the farm about peaches, apples, cherries, plums and apricots. His creative mind is the master behind our creative & educational farm play spaces. Be sure to say hello when you catch him Mcing the Pig Races, welcoming school tours and hosting Apple Cider Pressing demos.rator.
Mark Zurschmeide, CFO
Chief Farm Operator
Mark oversees all aspects of the farm from growing produce, maintaining the deer fence and daily operations to new business development.
Farmer of Fun. Kate works on marketing, social media and communication. She also oversees the farm market team and the team for The Stable at Bluemont Vineyard for weddings and private events at Bluemont Vineyard. Kate’s role is to focus on community outreach and connections.
Debbie Zurschmeide-Schoeb, CEO Chief Experience Orchestrator. Debbie handles all wedding and private event bookings for the for The Stable at Bluemont Vineyard. Customer Service is Debbie’s focus and you will find her everywhere from the tasting room, our wedding venue and working with school children delivering 5 star customer care.