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Family farms and ranches promise the vacation of a life-time. See what the media has to say about farm stays.

Food Network Magazine: Book a Cheese-Making Stay at Trevin Farms

Friday, March 01, 2013

Food Network Magazine recommends the overnight stays and cheese-making classes at Trevin Farms, VT.


Conde Nast Traveler: Slow Food and Agritourism in the Pacific Northwest

Friday, March 01, 2013

Conde Nast Traveler writer Patrick Symmes takes a road trip through the Pacific Northwest and explores agritourism all along the way.


L.A. Times: LA Times Travel Show - Which Countries, Travel Pros Will be There

Friday, February 22, 2013

Farm Stay U.S. was an exhibitor at the 2013 Los Angeles Times Travel Show.


LA Weekly Blog: Q&A with Cheesemaker Christine Maguire of Rinconada Dairy

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Christine Maguire has some new cheeses on the horizon.


Poughkeepsie Journal: Farms offer culinary treats (video)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sprout Creek Farm, a nonprofit and educational center, hosts a monthly brunch series that includes an assortment of artisan cheese from the farm, and other items.


The Boston Globe: St. Croix offers a little bit of everything

Sunday, January 13, 2013

A past industry some islanders are working to resurrect is St. Croix’s once-dominant agricultural scene. One of the farmers leading the charge is Atlanta native Nate Olive, who oversees Ridge to Reef Farm, which the public can tour.


The Cultureist: Discovering Agritourism – Why a Farmstay May Inspire You More Than You Think

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Culture-ist shares a video from the web series On the Go with Mario, where he visits Stony Creek Feather Down Farm.


The Improper Bostonian: Escaping Urban Life

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Memories of farming as a kid and learning about Breakwind Farm in Contoocook, New Hampshire, by The Improper Bostonian.


The Guardian: Activities and Adventures in the US's Really Great Outdoors

Friday, October 12, 2012

Discover the awesome landscapes of the US with these new ideas, activities and trips.


Wisconsin State Journal: Agritourism offers vacationers a taste of country life

Sunday, September 30, 2012

That labor-of-love quality is the common denominator for most owners of farm stays.



Buttoned Up: Summer's Not Over Yet

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Buttoned Up blog shares top tips for last minute summer fun, including farm stays!



WMTW.com News 8: Farm stays new trend in Maine vacations

Monday, July 09, 2012

WMTW.com News 8 segment on farm stays in Maine


Country Roads Magazine: Splendid Times at Splendor Farms

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Just how much fun can you pack into seventy acres? Kelly’s dervish devotion to her to-do list means guests can leave theirs behind.


Care2: 3 Good Reasons to Visit a Farm this Summer

Monday, July 02, 2012

Care2 explores three enjoyable ways to help preserve farmland and provide a steady source of income for the farmers and their local economies.


Mainebiz: New insurance law could help tourism-based farms

Monday, May 28, 2012

A new insurance law in Maine could help a growing number of tourism-based farms


Chicago Tribune Travel: Taking the Kids for healthy eating trip

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Taking the kids for healthy eating adventures.


Azumano Travel Show: Sheep Shape

Saturday, April 28, 2012


TODAY Travel Farm stays offer homegrown fun for families

Monday, March 26, 2012

City dwellers and suburbanites who are overwhelmed with the busyness of their plugged-in lives often dream of a simpler life, if only for a few days or weeks at a time. Meanwhile, small farmers who struggle to pay their bills without some extra income, are throwing open their barn doors to welcome guests onto their farmsteads. The symbiotic result is a farm stay.


Capital Press: Website Helps Farmers Connect

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Website helps farmers connect with farm-loving tourists.


Today Travel Vacations that connect kids with nature

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Nature-focused vacations enable parents and children to unplug from technology and everyday stresses while using all of the senses to create lifelong memories.


Suburban Hobby Farmer: Planning a Farm Vacation

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A blog post over at Suburban Hobby Farmer explores what travelers need to consider before making their farm stay plans.


Lucky Kids Magazine: Choose Your Own Adventure

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Haycations appeal to families looking for cool, eco-friendly and budget-friendly farm stays.


Rachael Ray Magazine: Harvest Holiday

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Every Day with Rachael Ray Magazine focused on Oregon's Willamette Valley in their November, 2011 issue. Deer Haven Farms in Newberg is featured with some great photos.


Agri-View: 'Farmstay' enterprises growing in popularity

Thursday, November 03, 2011

City folks have a hankering to reconnect with their roots-or, if they're multiple generations removed from the farm, to form new roots. Farmstays are a way farmers can share their love of land and livestock with others.


Wall Street Journal: Cooking with Mr. Green Jeans

Monday, October 31, 2011

'Agritourists' are signing up for culinary classes with the farmers who grow their food


Fox8.com: Morgan Farm Stay

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fox8 Cleveland talks with Dan Morgan about the Morgan Farm Stay in Lakewood, Ohio.


Urban Farm Online: Farm-Fresh Vacations

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Taking a look at a different kind of vacation -- one where you can stay and work (or not) on a farm.


The Delmarva Daily Times: Delaware Launches Harvest Trail

Thursday, September 29, 2011

To raise awareness, educate residents and boost tourism, the Delaware Agritourism Association has launched the Harvest Trail, which features 14 farms, orchards and nurseries throughout the state.


The Street: Agritourism for the Luxury Traveler

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Agritourism generally incorporates travel with a working farm or ranch, but luxury is still possible.


Mercer Island Reporter: More than Vegetables at Mercer Island Farmers Market

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Crown S Ranch offers something other than produce at the Mercer Island farmers market.


Chicago Tribune: Down on the farm, with a side of good food

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A stay at Kinnikinnick Farm outside of Chicago promises a farm experience with goats, chickens, and nighttime stars.


Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Some folks would rather help with the cattle or the sheep than spend time sitting on a beach. Farms and ranches in Montana offer unique accommodations and a great experience.


The New York Times: Small U.S. Farms Find Profit in Tourism

Thursday, June 09, 2011

For all the talk about sustainable agriculture, most small farms are not self-sustaining in a very basic sense: they can’t make ends meet financially without relying on income from jobs off the farm.


CNN: Farmstay Questions Answered

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Recaping Budget Travel's article on the top questions people ask about farm vacations.


USA Today: 10 Great Places for a Rural "Haycation"

Friday, May 13, 2011

Larry Bleiberg speaks with Jourdan Crouch of Country Living magazine about some of her favorite farm and ranch stays in the U.S.


Budget Travel: Farmstays

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Brad Tuttle, Budget Travel's Trip Coach, answers five questions from readers about what to expect from a farm stay.


Conde Nast Traveler: True Grit

Friday, April 01, 2011

Susan Hack writes about Zapata Ranch, J Bar L, and the Hideout at Flitner ranch - three guest ranches that include you in the work they do.


Country Living: The Haycation

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The Haycation tells the story of a family weekend living on the Kinnikinnick Farm in Illinois.


Outside Magazine: 2011 Travel Hot List

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Outside Magazine's 2011 Travel Hot List #15 Gourmet is the New Gruel including Farm Stay U.S.


Grit Magazine: Getting Back to the Roots on Small Farms

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Kate Hixson writes about the increased interest in agritourism ventures for small farms, for benefit of farmer and the public alike.


Southern Living: Seven Farm Hideaways from Southern Living

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Southern Living profiles seven restful farm hideaways, from hands-on family vacation spots to luxe locavore resorts. The article highlights accommodations, food, and learning experiences from each farm stay.


Whole Living: Acres Away

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Jenny Rosenstrach takes a farm vacation with her family to Stony Creek Farm in Walton, New York.


The Miami Herald: A Family Haycation at Apple Pond Farm, NY

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Miami Herald writer Joan Fleischer Tamen takes readers along on a family trip to Apple Pond Farm in upstate New York.


The Oregonian: Leaping Lamb Farm Profile

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Terry Richard of The Oregonian visits Leaping Lamb Farm in Alsea, and talks about the origins of Farm Stay U.S.


Rapid City Journal: Sunrise Ranch Profile

Friday, July 30, 2010

Rapid City Journal's Barbara Soderlin reports about Sunrise Ranch in South Dakota where rancher Mark Hollenbeck raises organic beef and hosts guests.


Redbook: Unplugged Vacation

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Redbook's Marisa Cohen takes her plugged-in family on a trip to Stony Creek Farm in upstate New York to reconnect with each other.


Chicago Now: Farm Vacations for You and Your Pooch

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Chicago Now's A Bark in the Park blog calls two farm stays great vacation ideas for you and your dog.


Tucson Green Times: Arizona Farm Stays

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Lili DeBarbieri of the Tucson Green Times talks farm stays, describing her stay at Old Fogie Farm in PA, and listing 5 stays at Arizona farms.


The Lane Report: Country Girl at Heart B&B Profile

Thursday, July 01, 2010

In the Lane Report, a Kentucky business news magazine, writer Katherine Tandy Brown features the newly-opened Country Girl at Heart Bed and Breakfast.


The Today Show: Farm Vacations Offer Educational Fun

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

As reported by Meredith Veira at the Today Show, Berry Fields Farm offers a farm house replete with chores for its boarders and field to table meals on Saturdays and Sundays.


Yourtravelchoice.org: Growing Farm Stays and Agritourism in the United States

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Michelle Nowak, with The Farm Stay Project, and Scottie Jones, with Farm Stay U.S., are teaming up to spread the word about farm stays in the United States.


Frommer's: Central Coast CA Agritourism

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Frommer's writer Amy Zavatto travels through California's Central Coast, visiting Windrose Farm where visitors can feast on organic veggies and apples and pitch a tent for $20.


Budget Travel: 4 American Farmstays We Dig

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Caroline Patience, with Budget Travel Magazine, highlights 4 U.S. farm stays.


Hobby Farm Home: Abbey Road Farm Stay Profile

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rhoda Preacher describes her visit to Abbey Road Farm, in the middle of Oregon's wine country, and the re-purposed farm buildings that create a unique accommodation experience for their bed and breakfast guests.


ABC News Travel: 10 Great Farm Vacations

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Anne Bannas says, "Have your milk and meet the cow too at one of the many farm stays across America".


WritingHorseback.com: Horseback Riding Farm Stays in PA

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Nancy D. Brown of Writing Horseback profiles Buck Valley Ranch and Uncle Clem's Place, two horseback riding farm vacations in Pennsylvania.


Valley Business Journal: Vermont Farm Stays

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Valley Business Journal's Linda Himadi profiles 5 Vermont farm stays.


WMAZ Channel 13: Dublin Farm Profile

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Jennifer Bellamy of Georgia's channel 13WMAZ reports on Dublin Farm, described by its owners as a bit of Europe transplanted to Central Georgia.


Los Angeles Times: Family Vacation at Willow Witt Ranch in Oregon

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Jessica Garrison describes her family's vacation at Willow-Witt Ranch in southern Oregon and her children's new preference for fresh goat's milk.


Sunset Magazine: Top 10 Farm Vacations

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Christine Richard of Sunset lists her choices for the Top 10 Farm Vacations in the West, plus one in Hawaii.


The New York Times: A Farm Vacation - Wish You Were Here

Saturday, August 29, 2009

New York Times writer Kim Severson explores the concepts of farm stays, and stays overnight with Stony Creek Feather Down Farm in Walton, New York.


Budget Travel/The Today Show: 5 Fun Summer Vacation Ideas

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Erik Torkells speaks with Ann Curry of the Today Show about summer vacations that won't break the bank, including a look at the farm stay experience here in the United States.


The Baltimore Sun: Laurel Echo Farm Profile

Sunday, September 06, 1998

Reporter Lane Harvey Brown of the Baltimore Sun visits Laurel Echo Farm in Southwestern PA.


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