Ayrshire Farm (21846 Trappe Road, Upperville, Va, 20184), will be open to the public for a fun-filled family day on the farm on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16. The farm will open from 10 – 4 each day, and there is no charge for admission. All are welcome, but pets should be left at home and will not be admitted.
Ayrshire Farm is a certified organic, certified humane producer of heritage breed livestock, including Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs; Scottish Highland and White Park cattle; and Bourbon Red, Standard Bronze, and Midget White turkeys, many of which will be on display. Ayrshire Farm’s antique carriage collection will also be on view. The famous Ayrshire Farm Shire horses will be providing the “horsepower” for a rare, antique stone cider press as well as pulling the wagons for hayrides around the farm.
Children will find plenty to see and do, with a variety of children’s activities and games, including face painting and pumpkin decorating. There will be lots of farm animals to see.
“October is traditionally the month when farm communities come together to celebrate the harvest. This is a great opportunity to show what we are doing right here in Loudoun with certified organic, certified humane, local agriculture and our work for the preservation of traditional-breed livestock,” stated Sandy Lerner, owner of Ayrshire Farm. “At Ayrshire Farm, we have been working for more than a decade to bring our farm and our community together in support of our local, family farms and to provide this community with more wholesome food, reduced food miles, and make our shared environment a healthier place to live and grow.
Farm food will be available for sale and will include turkey burgers, grilled Italian sausages, and salads-- all featuring Ayrshire Farm’s organic, humanely raised meats and other produce. Ayrshire meats, eggs, and other products will be available for purchase.
Directions to Ayrshire Farm: Route 50 West to Middleburg, Virginia, continue on Route 50 for approximately 8 miles through the village of Upperville and turn right on Trappe Road (Rt. 619), drive 1.4 miles, parking entrance is on the right just past main drive.
Ayrshire Farm (ayrshirefarm.com), located in Upperville, Virginia, was the first Virginia farm to be certified both organic and humane. The farm produces a variety of meats and organic produce supplied to top regional restaurants, including its own Hunter’s Head Tavern, Home Farm Store, and Ayrshire Farm Catering Company. Hunter’s Head Tavern and the Home Farm Store were the first restaurant and store in America to achieve a certified humane designation.
Ayrshire Farm’s mission is to farm sustainably and profitably, promoting the benefits of locally produced, humanely raised meats and organic produce to the local consumer community through education, outreach and example.