……….Well, Peter [Knop], the farm’s owner, is determined. He experimented with different areas on the farm over 25 years and was eventually able to get them to commercial quantities. Ticonderoga has over 540 fig trees and about 14 different varieties, including Champagne, Golden Delicious, Brown Turkey and Maltese……..Read More
…Located down a long, windy and sometimes very narrow road, Ticonderoga Farms is a great family outing destination, especially if you have small children. They’ll love all the farm animals (including goat, peacocks and free-roaming chickens) and taking a ride on the giant slides… Read More
Andrea Meyers’ The Farm Project
Ticonderoga Farms in Loudoun County, Virginia has been in the family for five generations. They grow figs, pumpkins, bamboo, flowers, Christmas trees, tomatoes, and other vegetables on their 1,000 acres. In addition, they raise free-range hens and sell the eggs and keep bee hives. They hold festivals in spring, summer, autumn, and winter celebrating each season and the things they grow. In 2011 they hosted their first Fig Lovers Feast, a celebration of the fig groves that they had planted eight years earlier which now have over 400 trees and produce enough figs to sell commercially. They grow five varieties of figs for commercial production and are experimenting with 10 other varieties. They provide figs to several high-end restaurants in Northern Virginia, including The Inn at Little Washington. Visit Andrea Meyer’s website to view her photos from the event.
The Next Best Thing… by Kamber Petty
Hurricane Irene’s aftermath
Local farmers are predicting an extreme shortage of pumpkins this year and they’re blaming Hurricane Irene, the hurricane that swept up the east coast, overflowing rivers and flooding fields and leaving crops buried in mud. Read More…
By the end of summer each and every year, I find myself, sadly, having to say farewell again to a number of my favorite fruits: peaches, nectarines, plums, watermelon. Of course, there are some great things to look forward to in the fall, such as apples and pumpkins. Read More…
Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree
CHANTILLY, Va. – Ticonderoga Farms is a 5th generation, family owned, family run farm of 1,000 plus acres of rolling fields and forest. Come Enjoy the Changing Seasons Outdoors With Us! And help preserve Eastern Loudoun’s last operating family farm.
Cut-Your-Own Tree Types: Weymouth Pine (aka: Virginia Pine), Scotch Pine & White Pine, Leyland Cypress, Cedar and Fresh Cut Fraser Firs under cover of the roof of our barn.
Where Does My Food Come From?
A few weeks ago, I was a chaperon for my 5-year-old’s class field trip to a pumpkin farm, Ticonderoga Farms in Loudoun County, Virginia. After being ushered onto the hayride, we were literally dropped off at a pumpkin patch to choose our jack-o’-lanterns off the vine. Granted, some of those pumpkins where conveniently placed next to the vine to prevent a shortage of pumpkins and upset kindergartners. But the entire experience made me think how strange it is that I had never seen a baby pumpkin on a vine before. Read More..