USA November 05, 2018
These 16 Charming Farms Across The U.S. Will Make You Love The Country
Life on a farm may be filled with early mornings and endless chores, but the classic beauty of an American farm is hard to beat. Check out these lovely farms and ranches from across the nation – they’re sure to make you dream of moving to the countryside and planting a few seeds of your own.
1. Washington: The Skagit Valley Tulip farms are renowned for hosting an annual tulip festival that draws visitors from all over the globe.
The area is also home to many beautiful fields of bright daffodils.
2. Vermont: Jenne Farm, Reading, is one of the most photographed Farms in North America.
Its rolling hills and red barns have appeared on everything from magazine covers to postcards.
3. Louisiana: Blue Harvest Farms in Covington is a the perfect spot to pick your own ripe blueberries on a warm summer day.
They have plenty of bushes, so you'll never be jostling for space with other pickers.
4. California: Tanaka Farms in Irvine practices chemical-free farming. Their berries are some of the juiciest in the region.
Tanaka Farms also offers free wagon rides, which are a great way to explore the surrounding countryside.
5. Massachusetts: Cider Hills Farm in Amesbury is a family-run farm that offers pick-your-own strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, plums, nectarines, pears, pumpkins and apples.
During the autumn months, this farm churns out delicious fresh, unpasteurized cider and cider donuts.
6. New York: Scheuermann Farm in Warwick boasts a large selection of flowers, sweet corn and pink pumpkins.
The farm credits its Black Dirt soil for the quality of its sweet corn, which they call the world's best.
7. Alaska: Musk Ox Farm in Palmer is dedicated to domesticating and raising musk ox. The farm is also a non-profit operation.
Set against beautiful snow-capped mountains, this place is a great day trip destination for families.
8. Maine: Aldermere Farm in Rockport produces Belted Galloway cattle, and is part of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust. It operates as both a working farm and educational center.
The Maine Coast Heritage Trust is dedicated to preserving the scenic beauty and ecological diversity of the farm's 136 acres.
9. Oregon: Hood River Lavender Farm offers fields of fragrant blooms and a killer view of Mount Hood.
Visit during the early summer to catch the lavender at its peak.
10. Utah: The Gifford Homestead at Capitol Reef National Park was built in 1908. Though no longer a working farm, it's a gorgeous feature of the park and the perfect spot for a picnic.
The Gifford family lived at this homestead from 1928 to 1969.
11. Oregon: Greenwood Resources Tree Farm in Boardman offers a surreal landscape of beautiful hybrid poplar trees. The farm covers more than 25,000 acres.
The trees at this farm are mainly used for lumber and paper products.
12. Utah: High Ute Ranch in Snyderville Basin is one of the last remnants of truly open countryside in Summit County. It has remained virtually unaltered since the pioneer era.
The farm is preserved and maintained by Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District and Utah Open Lands.
13. Oregon: Kiyokawa Orchards in Parkdale has been supplying Hood River Valley with delicious apples and pears since 1911.
The farm offers over 80 varieties of apples and pears that visitors are welcome to pick and enjoy.
14. Alabama: Fred Hallmark Farm in Warrior can be seen from Interstate 65, and is one of the most scenic spots in the area.
This historic farm has been around since the mid 19th-century.
15. Louisiana: Covey Rise Farms near Husser specializes in growing and foraging vegetables and fruits. They offer tractor rides through the beautiful countryside.
Their produce is enjoyed in over 40 New Orleans area fine dining restaurants.
16. Michigan: The Irish Farm is located just west of Traverse City. It offers over 1,000 types of hybrid German iris spread over six acres.
Most of the flowers begin to bloom in late May. The farm also offers over 200 varieties of daylilies.
Have you visited any of these farms across the U.S.? Do you have any other suggestions for charming farms? Let us know!