Time to Buy Your Coolers!
Crop Talk: March 31, 2014
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U-Pick, U-Play, U-Grow
New CSA Boxes & Pack Your Own Bags
Time to buy your coolers!  CSA Box
Every few years we need to replace our CSA boxes due to wear and tear. We are giving up last years red lids and switching to blue! These boxes are a littler larger and have much sturdier lids. For those not home to accept delivery,  we recommend buying a cooler and reusalbe ice packs so the summer heat doesn't effect the vegetable's quality. The cooler should be large enough for our box to fit inside with the cooler lid still able to close.   The new CSA boxes are 19"Lx12"Wx10"H. Our drivers are instructed not to touch anything at a delivery site without written permission.  When delivery season begins simply tape a note on the cooler giving our driver permission to place your CSA delivery inside. 

For farm pack your own CSA members,  this year each member  will receive a reusable Great Country Farms bag for the season.   
Juicing- SupaDupa Greens
SupaDupa GreensRecipe from William Sonoma

Get ready for graduate-level greens. This fortifying brew is big on green veggies and light on fruit, making it satisfyingly savory. Cucumber refreshes and lemon harmonizes, creating an uplifting, energizing drink.
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Easter Egg Hunt & Marshmallow Harvest
Easter Egg HuntApril 5th & 6th Opening Weekend
CSA & Fan Member Admission Included with Membership
General Admission: $10/child $12/adult
Buy NowOrder Advanced Guest Tickets by FRIDAY ~ Save $2/adult  
After a long cold winter, nothing chases away the chill like a visit to the farm! Join us for the first "crop" of the spring-- Marshmallow Picking!! Do marshmallow peeps grow on trees? Be sure to check it out and harvest a few to roast on the bonfire with Farmer Bob.  The Easter Bunny also hid some eggs and we need you to help us find them! There will be multiple egg hunts each day this year with over 18,000 eggs filled with treats. Thanks to Northern Virginia Magazine, each child will receive a u-pick bucket to collect eggs and use all season for pick your own fun on the farm!
Be sure to vote in the Northern Virginia Magazine 2014 Best of Northern VA Poll and share some love for your favorite winery, kids party place and lots more.
LAST CHANCE! Reserve Baby Chick's Today!

Here a peep there a peep, take some home to share a peep!

Learn first-hand the fun of raising spring chicks as a Spring Break and Easter project! Raising baby peeps is a really awesome experience for both little people and big people. If you're not allowed to keep them, NO WORRIES! We can take your peeps back and give them a good home after they are all grown up.  for more details and to order your chicks today. 

Supplies are limited!

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Upcoming Events
LAST CHANCE! Order Baby Chicks as an Easter Activity
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April 5th & 6th
Opening Day: Egg Hunt & Marshmallow Harvest

April 6th
951 Hill Run at Bluemont Vineyard
Registration NOW OPEN! 

April 4, 11, 18 & 25th
5K Fridays in Crystal City
2014 Kids Bucket List Video Contest!
Kids TrailTurn in by April 4th and you could win $1000.00!

Think about the best kid activity experience you have had and why other kids enjoying the Shenandoah Valley Blue Ridge Mountains should also have this experience. Make a Video and turn it in to the Kids Trail Contest! Have any videos of Great Country Farms from last year? If not, make sure to take some this year so you can create a video with us for next year!
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Learn How Your Business can Earn Points for Loudoun's Healthy Business Challenge!
The Healthy Business Challenge was created to recognize and honor businesses that have implemented innovative programs and policies to promote the wellness and productivity of their employees. Click Here to learn more about the challenge.

You can earn 3 points by having your business host a CSA group site! Contact us today to learn more about it.
Contact Us
Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Rd.,
Bluemont, VA 20135
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"951" 5K Run at Bluemont Vineyard April 6th at 11:00AM- SIGN UP NOW!
951 5K
We are again looking forward to the 951 Run and hope you will join us! Bluemont Vineyard' s 951 Run is not your typical 5K! It is a very challenging course that is run entirely on the grounds of the Vineyard. The course includes running on trails and gravel and several passes through the orchard. And let's not forget the signature portion of this 5K Run: the challenging last 1/2 mile consisting of a 350 foot climb to the finish. Runners of all levels are welcome, but be prepared for a challenging course. Register Today for the 951 Run and Walk to Support Loudoun Free Clinic - Register Now
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