Chris and Katie Davis of Watsontown bought and planted 1,500 lavender plants in the spring of 2019. It’s now a location for purchasing a bouquet of the sweet-scented, soothing plants. Essential oils can be squeezed from the blooms. And the picturesque fields of plush purple are like eye candy to visitors.
Paul Brock, owner of Silver Thread Vineyard and instructor in viticulture and wine technology at Finger Lakes Community College, moderated a panel on “Creating the Experience that is Comfortable for Guests and Sustainable for Your Business” at the recent Al Fresco Flx. Read more
Mary’s Go Round petting zoo, located on the rural outskirts of Waldorf, has got to be on the top 10 list of most unique agritainment farms in the southern Maryland region. Read more
Harry Jarrett, the great-grandson of Charles Wampler Sr., has operated an event center for several years at the family’s Sunny Slope Farm. Its rolling hills just west of Harrisonburg have become a popular place for couples to marry. Read more
Next spring, Garth Ellms is opening a multi-faceted “agritainment” destination called Saratoga Farm Hub, with an event space, brewery, winery, farmers market, overnight camping, plus a commercial kitchen and small parcels that beginning farmers can lease to raise crops on. Read more