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The local tree farms are busy this Christmas selling their award winning trees, wreathes and garlands.  Stop by with the family and take a horse pulled wagon ride, meet Santa and carry home some local favorites like apple butter, mulled cider and homemade candles along with your tree this year.

Hill Crest FarmsFort Chiswell Animal Park| Max Meadows

Fort Chiswell Animal Park is a 45 acre free-range zoo located off Exit 80 on I-81. Your admission includes your safari ride where you'll come nose-to-nose with zebras, camels, bison, ostrich, and many more! Each safari includes a zoo educator who will do their best to answer your questions about these amazing animals.

website | (276) 637-6754

Mill Mountain ZooMill Mountain Zoo | Roanoke

Mill Mountain Zoo was named best place to bring your children by SWoCo readers and won the gold award for best place for your family to be a family by Roanoker Magazine! We are honored!

website | (540) 343-3241

FarmsShangrila Farm | Callaway

We do everything we can to raise llamas who are a pleasure to be around. As soon as our babies hit the ground they are desensitized and taught to trust us. They are halter and lead trained as soon as possible and many are also trained with the Clicker on an obstacle course and to carry a pack.

website | (540) 483-8749

FarmsInfinity Acres Petting Ranch | Ridgeway

A personally guided tour brings you to each of the animals to meet, touch and take pictures with. Great opportunity to cuddle a coatimundi, kiss an alpaca, nuzzle a miniature zebu, or give a bottle of milk to a baby goat.

website | (276) 358-2378

 Alpaca FarmsBack Country Ranch Alpaca Farm| Pearsiburg

Located in beautiful southwestern Virginia, our mountain community is rich in farming, charm and old fashioned values. Come visit the alpacas, learn about their heritage and why they are a great alternative to owning traditional livestock. We invite you to come and feel their fine fiber and ask us to see the luxurious products made from it.

website | (540) 599-3386

Sinkland Farms Sinkland Farms | Riner/Floyd

Experience Sinkland Farms The Premier Event Venue in Southwest Virginia With the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background, the rolling hills of Sinkland Farms offer a scene only nature can create. The Farm serves as a hub for environmental and agricultural education as well as a premier event center for weddings, musical events, and of course, the annual Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival and "Up in Smoke" Chili Cook-Off and Wine/Brew Festival. We invite you to explore the possibilities at Sinkland Farms!

website |  (540) 382-4640

Faith Mountain  FarmsFaith Mountain Farm | Willis

Here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia we hand craft all of our goat milk soaps, goat milk lotions and creams. Goat milk soaps will give you the creamiest bath experience ever. Our soaps, lotions and creams leave your skin feeling soft and supple giving you a youthful feeling! Treat your pet to our Doggie Bubbles. They are specially formulated to leave their skin healthy and their hair soft. No burning sensation with this soap and it contains our fresh goat milk too! Don’t forget to check out our goat milk shaving pucks and take a look at our variety of shaving mugs.

website  |  (540) 789-8025

  • Abingdon Vineyard & Winery
  • Anderson Grass Fed Beef
  • Atlantic Breeze Alpacas
  • Back Country Ranch Alpaca Farm
  • Beagle Ridge Herb Farm
  • Border Springs Farm
  • Brooks Mill Winery
  • Bull Pine Hollow Farm
  • Clements Cherry Orchard
  • Colver Hollow Tree Farm
  • Davis Bros Nursery
  • Doe Run Farm
  • Doris's Daylilies
  • Duchess Dairy
  • FarmLife
  • Harris Ridge View Farms
  • Henley Mountain Berry Farm
  • Highland Farm
  • Homestead Creamery Inc
  • Indian Springs Alpacas
  • Joes Trees
  • K-P Hill Farm
  • Kanawha Valley Arena
  • Kim's Crazy Corn Maze
  • Laughing Water Farm
  • Lost World Ranch
  • Misty Meadows Farm
  • Mountain Meadow Farm and Craft Market
  • Mountain Memories Farm
  • Peaceful Heart Alpacas and Farm Store
  • Pineview Farm Alpacas
  • Pleasant Hill Farm Field of Flowers
  • Punkin Patch Farm
  • Rich Valley Grazers
  • River Ridge Land & Cattle Co., LLC
  • Rural Retreat Winery & Dye's Vineyards
  • Sandy Head Ostrich
  • Scott Country Regional Horse Association
  • Sinking Creek Farm
  • Sinkland Farms
  • Southern Traditions
  • Spurlock Gardens
  • Thee Red Barn
  • Thistle Cove Farm
  • Thornspring Pastures
  • Vincent's Vineyard
  • Wall Farm - Lovely Mount Goat Farm
  • Whispering Winds Daylily & Iris Farm
  • Windy Hill Orchards
  • WRG Farm

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Courtesy of The Roanoke Times

Organic Farms
Kissing Rock Camp | Sugar Grove





Read about the Back Country Alpaca Farm in Giles County in the December Edition of Flavours magazine.

When asked about their decision to raise alpacas, she smiles. While commuting to work each day, the family passed an alpaca farm, and on one Saturday they decided to take the children to visit—not the alpacas, but the Great Pyrenees which guarded the flock. There they became acquainted with the docile creatures they now rely upon for their living.

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