See working farms during Jefferson County Farm Day

June 17, 2003

Jefferson County Farm Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 21.

Farm Day is a self-guided tour showcasing active working farms. It is designed to educate the public about farms, farmers and farmland and is sponsored by Potomac Headwaters Resource Conservation and Development Region Inc. and the farms on the tour.

The farms featured on the tour are:

  • Aspen Pool Farm. Charles and Beth Printz have renovated the 18th-century house, barn and outbuildings. A beef herd grazes on the surrounding pastures.

    Directions: From Shepherdstown, W.Va., drive south for 2 miles on Flowing Springs Road, W.Va. 230. Turn left onto Trough Road. Continue for about one mile. The farm entrance is on the right.

  • Child's Montadales. Dick Childs raises Montadale sheep on his 20-acre farm. The barn is designed so that he can feed, sort, doctor, etc., all of his sheep single-handedly.

    Directions: From Charles Town, W.Va., travel west on W.Va. 51 for six miles. Turn left onto Leetown Road.


Drive through Middleway, W.Va., and continue about three miles. Just after the road bears to the left, watch for the farm entrance on the left.

  • Meadow Green and Aqua Green Trout Farms. Bill W. Grantham manages a diverse operation on 186 acres near Middleway. A hog farrowing barn has been converted into a facility to raise rainbow trout. The farm also features free-range beef cattle, corn, soybeans and hay. Hay and straw are for sale.

    Directions: From Charles Town, drive west on W.Va. 51 for five miles. The farm entrance is on the left.

  • Shady Grove Farm. The Louthan family farm produces corn, wheat, soybeans, hay and milk. One hundred bovine cattle pass through the milking parlor twice a day.

    Directions: From Charles Town, travel south on U.S. 340. Just past the Virginia state line, turn left onto Shepherd's Mill Road. After one-half mile, the road curves to the right. Stay straight to the farm entrance which is bordered by pine trees. Travel past the log house to the farmstead.

  • Taylor Mountain Farm. Jim and Eleanor Casey's Taylor Mountain Farm is a thoroughbred horse facility. The farm includes a 30-stall mare barn, a stallion barn, an exercise machine, two breaking pens, an indoor arena, a storage barn and miles of black board fence.

    Directions: From W.Va. 9 east of Charles Town turn onto Kabletown Road. Travel for 2.6 miles and turn right onto Shennandale Road. Proceed 0.6 miles and turn left onto the gravel farm lane.

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