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Miller Farms to be featured in Farm Bureau “virtual tour”

Miller Farms photos by Donna Hopkins

Farm tours are a great way to get in better touch with what farmers around you have to offer, and the diversity of activities that go on on a modern farm. The Northern Neck hosted a farm tour back in May, and a number of Rappahannock County farms are hosting a self-guided farm tour this weekend (details here).

But if you don’t have time to actually get yourself out to a farm, The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation is offering a chance to do the next best thing.

The Farm Bureau will host an event next Wednesday (Oct. 3) at the State Fair of Virginia’s Meadow Pavilion called The Real Virginia Virtual Farm Tour.

The virtual tour will be shown at the pavilion from 7 to 8 p.m. that day, and it will be available at the same time online at VaFarmBureau.org.

Six farms will be featured, including Spotsylvania County’s Miller Farms. We wrote about Miller Farms in our “Know Your Grower” feature here. The farm grows beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs, lima beans, mesclun mix, onions, peppers, rhubarb, string beans, summer squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, and winter squash, along with pick-your-own berries and pumpkins, and a variety of cut flowers.

The Millers also run a market with a number of locally produced goods.

The virtual tour will also include a Rockbridge County beef cattle business, a Hanover County dairy, an Accomack County vegetable farm, a Shenandoah County poultry operation and a Buckingham County pork operation.

You can submit your own questions to participate in the tour by e-mailing realvirginia@vafb.com. You can also follow the discussion on Twitter by watching the hashtag #RealVA.

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