Meet Great Country Farms, our sister property located right at the bottom of the hill from the vineyard! The farm is owned and operated by the Zurschmeide family who has been farming in Loudoun County since the 1970s.
In 1993, the second generation of Zurschmeides decided to create a farm where families and friends could come experience and enjoy farm life for everything it has to offer…and that is how Great Country Farms was born (well, that’s the short of it).
Today, the farm is very much involved in the Loudoun community, offering a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program where farm fresh produce is available to its members each week. And they grow just about everything! You can even come out for U-Pick each season to pick your very own fruits and vegetables.
Here’s a quick breakdown season by season:
Spring: strawberries, cherries, and black raspberries
Summer: blueberries, plums, peaches, blackberries, and potatoes.
Fall: apples, concord grapes, pumpkins, spinach, kale, and broccoli
Now, farming isn’t the only thing that keeps the Zurschmeide family is busy. Festivals, birthday parties, corporate picnics, and weddings are always happening throughout the year.
One of the huge festivals coming up is the Peach Fuzztival, August 4th-6th! Great Country Farms, Bluemont Vineyard, and Dirt Farm Brewing all celebrate peach-picking season with peach inspired food and drinks.
We are excited to have you out this Friday for Grilled Peaches & Goat Cheese! We’re sneaking in two farmers this week and featuring George’s Mill Farm as well!
For the latest updates from Great Country Farms, sign up to get their u-pick alerts on their website!