This Saturday, several Powhatan County Farms will open their "Gates" to all who would like see some of our area farms up close. Manakintowne Farm... Open since 1985 (now "Manakintowne Specialty Growers"?, ) will also hold an open market at their 21 acre farm. Manakintowne was at the Byrd House Market every week last summer, but now seem sell primarily to the restaurants that have been their main customers for some time now.
On the tour is also A-Plus Cattle. Open since 1996, they describe themselves as one of only two dairy farmers left in Powhatan County. They also grow a good deal of produce and raise chickens for Tysons Foods. This farm will only be open to the public from 12:00 -3:00pm on Saturday. In general, the tour is from 10:00-3:00, and with multiple farms on the list, including a Vineyard and Cedar Creek Farm which says it grows, wheat and barley in addition to corn and soybeans and raising cattle, you'll may have some tough choices to make as to which farms you would like to visit.
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