Folks who’ve never stepped foot in Rappahannock may have seen it. In nighttime photos taken from space, the county is one of those few, conspicuous dark spots amid a blaze of yellow lights illuminating the East Coast from Miami to…
Once the Sustainable Technology Institute crew out of Richmond finishes the 10-day installation, the sun’s power will generate around 49,000 watts of electricity, enough to cover the farm’s entire energy use.
Farmers and ranchers are reminded that the general enrollment period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) ends on Feb. 26.
Rappahannock landowners placed nearly a thousand acres of land into conservation easements in 2015, according to a Piedmont Environmental Council report released last week.
Action taken by Congress last month making federal tax incentive for conservation easements permanent could spur lower-income landowners or farmers to apply.
Molly Peterson is a Rappahannock treasure and a tireless cheerleader — and on-the-ground trooper — for local food and sustainable farming. She and husband Mike run the grass-fed livestock and marketing operations of Sperryville’s Heritage Hollow Farms. She’s also a…
Farm tour weekend began in true Rappahannock County fashion with a traffic tie-up on U.S. 211 near Sperryville, when Molly Peterson of Heritage Hollow Farm moved 80 head of rather unhurried sheep, cattle, a llama and a donkey across the…
Just to clear up any recent confusion about this year’s Rappahannock County Farm Tour and Festival, I wanted to make it clear that one does not have to go to the Visitors Center to obtain a printed tour guide book.…
Fall is traditionally apple season in Virginia; the Virginia Farm Bureau reports that many more Virginia-grown apples are now being sold directly to consumers instead of to processing plants for juice and sauce.
Closing on a high note at Castleton, food for thought (and a movie) in Madison, "Annie" auditions in Washington and more in this week's The Rapp.
A couple of new-to-Rappahannock County residents appear excited to get to know the pastures at Heritage Hollow Farm in Sperryville last week.
Former USDA conservationist Robert Whitescarver believes “well-managed” farmland should not be taxed, as it provides more services for the public than it receives.
Once a year, the county opens its doors to visitors from neighboring counties and the Washington area to showcase our open spaces, unique businesses and vibrant agrarian lifestyle. The 2015 Rappahannock County Farm Tour & Festival, scheduled for Sept. 26-27,…
Almost 1,500 Virginia livestock farmers have signed up for state cost-share funding to install conservation practices on their farms.
Rappahannock County farmers, we need your help. For the past two years, the organizing committee of the Rappahannock County Farm Tour & Festival has endeavored to create an event that reflected the diversity of agricultural operations in the county.
Apple and peach blossoms announce the full arrival of spring at Massies Corner and Ben Venue last week.