Great Country Farms Team Newsletter
Learn what's coming, what's happened and what's great at Great Country Farms
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In This Issue
Upcoming Special Events

Bluemont Shamrock Run
March 21

Best of Loudoun Bazaar
March 21

Opening Day
March 28

Marshmallow Harvest
April 11 & 12




Weekend Music at Bluemont Vineyard 


March 21 1:00 to 5:00

Nathaniel Davis


March 27 Last Friday 4:30 to 8:30 Pete Lapp


March 29 1:00 to 5:00

Ken Wenzel








Dear Farmhands,


These crocuses poked through the mulch outside the

farm market on Wednesday and taunted us for a few hours before snow covered them again on Thursday. But snow or no snow, the first flowers of the year don't lie: Spring starts today!


Opening day is a week from tomorrow, and the first big festival is a week after that, so if you expect to be working, please log in on our website and check the schedule. And please remember to check the schedule regularly throughout the season.


As the season begins, let's remind ourselves and each other how lucky we are to work at a place with a mission we believe in, and let's make sure our guests see how glad we are to be here.

Welcome back!

What's New?

There's a new crop in the greenhouse this spring: wheat grass, which is pretty much what it sounds like. Many reports suggest that wheat grass juice may provide truly remarkable health benefits. Mark has several flats growing on heated mats, which protect the grass against the single-digit temperatures we've seen on a couple of nights. For more information on wheat grass, chat with Mark or Debbie, or watch for an upcoming article on Barn Talk.

The Big Red Barn is getting an addition, which will substantially increase the covered seating capacity of that venue, making it large enough to accommodate parties of 300 people.

The CSA program has added three new public group sites. Olio2go, located in Fairfax, sells fine olive oils and balsamic vinegars, and Brew LoCo, located in Belmont, sells brewed beverages and supplies for all kinds of brewing. The latest addition is Appalachian Outdoor Readiness and Essentials in Purcellville.

And the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has finalized the zoning regulations governing farm breweries, so Dirt Farm Brewing should start pouring drafts in the Stone Haus some time this spring. Three cheers for a successful legislative process!

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