The tomato is a versatile vegetable, adding a pop of color to salads, a flavorful base to pasta sauces, and a permanent stain of disapproval on cruise-ship comedians. Celebrate a vegetable of endless varieties with this Groupon.
Choose from Five Options
- $25 for an advanced farming workshop for one (a $50 value)
- $49 for an advanced farming workshop for two (a $100 value)
- $99 for an advanced farming workshop for four (a $200 value)
- $149 for an advanced farming workshop for six (a $300 value)
- $11 for $20 worth of fresh or local goods
Workshop topics include spinning yarn out of wool, beekeeping, candlemaking, and using herbs, among others. Call Paris Barns for details and to schedule your workshop.
Rolling hills and meadows cascade toward the organic-farming grounds that surround Paris Barns, where red-roofed buildings and metallic grain silos stand as pleasant punctuations against the lush landscape. The Virginian soil hosts more than 10,500 tomato plants, as well as other seasonal vegetables and herbs. The grounds also act as a certified wildlife habitat for goats, lambs, and alpacas, as well as more exotic animals such as flightless emus, which entertain visitors with their aggressive posturing and spot-on Groucho Marx impersonations.
In addition to harvesting their crops, the zen-minded farmers share their passion for sustainable living with the community at events and workshop that dish the ins and outs of organic farming. When the weather turns warm, the staffers shear wool from the resident sheep and alpacas, demonstrate crafts, and sell fiber-based arts. Meanwhile, beekeepers raid rows upon rows of hives for pure, organic honey.