Members of Loudoun’s agricultural community are invited to
participate in the Loudoun Department of Economic Development’s 2013 Fall Farm
Tour, set to run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19-20.
During the event, farms open their facilities to members of the public who guide themselves around the county with a tour map provided by DED. The Farm Tour promotes Loudoun's farms, agricultural community and locally grown products.
More than 8,000 people visited the 49 farms that participated in 2012, pumping $62,000 into the agricultural economy during a single weekend.
To apply to participate, review tour policies and complete an application online at http://biz.loudoun.gov/FormCenter/Rural-Forms-3/2013-Farm-Tour-Participation-FormFall-36 by Aug. 23.
Once organized, the county will provide brochures with maps and directions to all participating farms. Brochures will be available at county libraries, community centers, Visit Loudoun and the Government Center in Leesburg.
The county offers a farm tour each spring and each all. Find detailed tour information at www.LoudounFarms.org.