This trail guides you on a discovery exhibition of the home-grown side of Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley. After all, it’s where agriculture got its roots. Pick your own fruit in one of our orchards, stroll through a farmers market, savor a wine tasting, tour a working farm, celebrate at a farm festival, or feast on a locally-grown meal at one of our farm-to-table restaurants. Whether you are planning a day-trip with your family, a week-long excursion with friends or just a spur-of-the-moment getaway, adventure awaits you on the Fields of Gold Farm Trail. Start your adventure now!
The South Poll Cattle Association’s mission is to promote gentle South Poll Cattle as the premier heat-tolerant maternal breed for the efficient conversion of grass to tender beef. South Polls are bred to be slick-haired, small-framed cows with emphasis placed on high fertility, longevity, and calm disposition. South Polls are bred to excel on a grass based grazing system. Ultrasound and actual carcass data on the South Poll tells us that they are as tender, or more tender, than straight bred English cattle.
Owned and operated by the Crummett family since 1985, Cool Breeze Stables specializes in all levels of riding instruction including hunt seat, western, and dressage. We also offer excellent care for our boarding community. Facilities include both indoor and outdoor riding rings, two stables hosting 18 stalls, wash station, and 25 acres of fields, trails, and paddocks. Grounds also include tack room, feed room, boarder lockers, and an office lounge with full kitchen and bathroom. With over 40 years of horsemanship experience and coaching, instructor Debbie Crummett can take you to your desired level of riding whether that be for pleasure or competition, with a dedication to the core foundations of riding.
The Shenandoah Permaculture Institute is a collection of competencies whose mission is to "inoculate communities with the tools and strategies for health and resiliency, from soil to self." The diverse and enthusiastic teaching team achieves this through teaching, writing, research, and design.