Scenes from the VADMO Fall Meet Up in Winchester  

Laurel Grove Wine Farm

It was an exciting tour of this facility that is currently under development. The final destination will include a Farm Store, a tasting room and more.

West Oak Farms

VADMO attendees pose for a group picture at West Oak Farms.

This is a family-owned and operated agribusiness that has been tilling their land since the early 1700's after receiving the deed from Lord Fairfax. West Oak Farms has been passed down through the family for 11 generations.  The Farm Store and grounds offer great food, produce, family recreation and a special events and banquet facility.

Homestead Farms and Fruit Hill Orchard

VADMO attendees enjoyed Family Night and Blue Grass music on the lawn at Homestead Farms, an orchard and farm that is run by the founding family's fifth generation.

Fox Urban Farms

Fox Urban Farms, LLC is a hydroponic container farming venture serving the City of Winchester, VA with hyper-local, fresh, delicious lettuces, leafy greens, micro-greens, herbs, and edible flowers year-round. VADMO members toured their facility in downtown Winchester.

Wild Feather Farms

VADMO Fall Meet Up attendees enjoy Goat Yoga at Wild Feather Farms, along with a tour of this community-focused facility. 

At Wild Feather farm market, the mission is to connect local farmers and producers with the community, providing a platform for sustainable agriculture, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of community. They organize workshops and farm tours to connect the community with the sources of their food and inspire a deeper appreciation for the efforts that go into producing it. Wild Feather also prioritizes the support of small-scale producers and helping them thrive by providing a direct market for their products.

Thanks go to Justin Kerns and the staff of the Winchester Frederick County Convention & Visitors Bureau for an outstanding job of planning and hosting this event.

Join VADMO in Winchester, Virginia,

for an Agritourism-focused Meet-up!


11:00am VADMO Executive Board Meeting
11:00am - 1:00pm  Check-in at the George Washington Hotel
1:00pm sharp Depart via shuttles
1:30pm Behind the scenes tour and presentation at the cutting-edge Laurel Grove Wine Farm. This winery is in the early stages of development, and the owners are using AI and drone technology to manage the land and planting and the microclimates within, all with a focus on sustainability and conservation.
3:15pm Snack and refreshment break at West Oaks Farm, one of the oldest farming families in the region now in their 11th generation farming in Frederick County. Welcome, tour and short presentation by owners.
4:00pm Behind the scenes tour and presentation by the owners at Fox Urban Farms, the first container farm located within the City of Winchester. Learn about this new sustainable farming trend and how it is benefitting the local community.
4:45pm Return to the George Washington Hotel. Enjoy a relaxing stroll in Old Town Winchester or maybe have a quick dip in their Grecian style pool.
6:15pm Depart via shuttles
6:30pm Reception with a homecooked meal at the Homestead Farm at Fruit Hill Orchard, a 5th generation farm, and hard cider by Old Town Cidery, operated by 4th generation apple farmers from Frederick County. The sunflower fields at the Homestead should be near peak, so bring your camera!
7:00pm Enjoy some live bluegrass music from the back porch at the Homestead, a summer and fall tradition every Thursday night in our area.
8:00-9:00pm Shuttles return to the George Washington Hotel. Settle in for the night or stroll over to one of our 20+ local restaurants and 4 breweries in Old Town and keep the fun going!


Shuttles depart for the morning

Breakfast at Bonnie Blue Market, an EDA redevelopment success story (and a location on our Service Station Grub Trail). Welcome by owner Brian Pellatt, a classically trained big city chef who now slings BBQ and country comfort classics in a renovated service station in Winchester.

10:00am Welcome and tour at Wild Feather Farm, one of the numerous micro farms that have emerged since the pandemic. The first-time farmers will talk about their challenges and successes. Goat snuggle and/or goat yoga for all, so dress appropriately!
11:30am Return to the George Washington for lunch and our general membership meeting.
1:00pm Conclusion of VADMO Fall Meet-Up in Winchester!

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