Fungi loves all things healthy including craft beverages. Check out Throx Market Station for the region’s largest selection. A great place to stop to pack a picnic before you start a hike. They feature family recipes.
Check out below for several family fun activities!
“Explore the farm”
Pick a vegetable or protein your kids love. Find a recipe. then take a trip to a you-pick farm like MacKintosh Fruit Farm or a local farmers market. Pick up your ingredients. Come home and enjoy making the recipe as a family. Kick it up a notch and let one child take the video of the experience. It is easy also to make a movie trailer particularly on an Ipad.
— Fungi Spotlight – Mackintosh August Peach Festival – August 11th.
“Explore the life of a Chef”
Plan to attend one of Taste of Blue Ridge’s Root to Table culinary events. Go to TasteofBlueRidge.com. Children can meet top chefs living here in the Shenandoah Valley. Nothing like walking into Magnolias at the Mill and shaking hands with Chef Erik. Another great idea are cooking classes!
Check out the kids and teen classes at Nibblins in Winchester, Virginia.
If your kids are interested in where their food comes from including their chocolate milk, then plan a visit one to one of our farms here on the Kids Trail. Each specializes in a different farm experience for your kids.
“Experience a farm”
Back Home on the Farm – Shop the greenhouses in the spring. Come back with the family for summertime fun on the farm. Celebrate the fall harvest season at our corn maze and pumpkin patch. We also host old-fashioned Country Teas. Lots to do with 40+ attractions!
Mt Crawford Creamery – A small family dairy farm just outside of Harrisonburg. They bottle their own milk products. They use only milk from their small herd of Holstein and Jersey cows. Families may come every day at 4pm. FREE admission. Watch the cows being milked in the dairy barn and may also see, pet the baby calves, and see inside the processing plant. Taste old fashioned buttermilk with chunks of real butter. The chocolate milk cannot be beat.
Cows N Corn – Just about an hour from Northern Virginia you can be riding a hay wagon around the farm and learning first hand about cow life from baby calves to the adult cows. We are proud to show you our farm and share our daily life in Fauquier County, Virginia.
“It’s a Corn Maze – Pumpkin Time”
Plan trips that begin with a fun hike and then a visit to one of our great corn mazes, Pick out a new pumpkin recipe and then head out to a farm to find pumpkins you cook with as well as jock-o-lanterns. There is a pumpkin patch around every bend here in the Blue Ridge Mountains.