The mountain landscape is dotted with fertile farmland. As in many rural counties, Bath County takes pride in being self-sufficient. In some cases, farms have been in operation for generations. Visitors can share in the bounty by touring a local farm and learning about their products and way of life.
Addison Patch Farm207 Addison Patch RoadHot Springs, VA 24445
In the same family for three generations, Addison Patch Farm is carrying on the tradition of the working the land to provide good food for your family to enjoy. A visit to Addison Patch Farm will provide you not only with a step back in time, but an opportunity to see how and where your food is raised. We will work with you to hand select the food products you want to bring home to your family. Addison Patch Farm features pasture raised Holstein Beef, farm fresh eggs, homemade country blend pork sausage, jams, jellies and maple syrup. We offer a variety of seasonal products, locally sourced food products, as well as fresh baked breads.
Coursey Springs State Fish Hatchery300 Hatchery LaneMillboro, VA 24460
Coursey Springs is one of nine fish hatcheries operated by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Originally constructed in the 1960’s, this new state of the art facility draws water from the third largest spring in the State of Virginia and produces about 500,000 catchable size trout (or 350,000 pounds), Coursey Springs is a strictly grow out facility; on trout are spawned or hatched here. It receives trout fingerlings from the Paint Bank Fish Culture Station in Craig County, VA and grow them to a catchable size. Although the Hatchery has no formal Visitor Center, the public is welcome to receive a free guided tour 365 days a year from 8:00am – 3:00pm.
Foodlore Provisions170 Oakley Farm LaneWarm Springs, VA 24484
Take home a taste of Bath County.
Founded in 2017 as a dinner series, Foodlore is a cooperative platform for farmers of the Alleghany Highlands to showcase their products.
Foodlore Provisions emerged in 2020 as a weekly online market providing an opportunity for consumers to buy directly from local farmers. This food comes with the story of the people and places from where it was sourced. Foodlore Provisions is built by a community of farmers, and this is our way of extending our community to you.
Foodlore Fridays – A celebration of Food, Farmers and Community
Join us for Foodlore Fridays: May 27 – September 2, 4 -7 pm at Oakley Farm
Fort Lewis Lodge & Farm811 Millstone LaneMillboro, VA 24460
Beyond just our overnight lodging business, Fort Lewis is also a working farm, where guests are welcome to peruse our vegetable gardens, meet our chickens and pigs, and learn about our grass fed cattle operation. The dining room serves seasonally-inspired cuisine daily, giving guests a taste of the farming traditions that make Fort Lewis so unique.
Oakley FarmWarm Springs, VA
Fireside at Oakley Farm · Troddenvale at Oakley Farm
Founded in 1834, Oakley is one of the original farms of the Warm Springs Valley. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2019, Fireside’s pastured poultry business joined forces with Troddenvale, and the two businesses developed a collaborative partnership at Oakley Farm.
Troddenvale produces transparency-driven cider of origin with little or no alterations. They believe complex cider with aromatics can be achieved by showcasing the land and fruit of Virginia. Fireside’s laying hens are rotationally grazed on Oakley’s rolling hills, while the majority of their broilers forage between Troddenvale’s newly established orchard rows.
New in 2022 – Tours and Tastings
When: Saturdays throughout the summer
Tours and Tastings: Starting at 1:00 p.m.; Cost $25 per person; includes an interactive tour of the orchard at Oakley Farm, Troddenvale’s production space, followed by a comprehensive tasting.
Book a Table at The Cider Bar: From 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.; $20 reservation fee applies to on-site purchases; For those who want to simply come taste cider and hang out – options for indoor or outdoor seating. Cider and curated wines are available by the flight, glass, or bottle. Seasonal, local cheese boards are available for purchase on-site.
Both experiences require advance online booking at troddenvale.com/booking
We can host tours and tastings by appointment only on other days of the week based on availability. Contact us via email >
Rock Roadhouse Winery125 Chateau Donze LnHot Springs, VA 24445
Rediscover the beauty of simple pleasures – nature, wine, and good company. All at Rock Roadhouse Winery.
Rock Roadhouse Winery is a small, family-owned and family-run winery nestled in a beautiful mountain valley in the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia. The winery was established to bring together the valued treasures of family, friends, history, nature and wine. Rock Roadhouse Winery is housed in a recycled Civilian Conservation Corps rock building that was built during the Great Depression. We pride ourselves on being a small operation, with a commitment to producing the highest quality wine. A small operation means less machinery with more human touch. Rather than using pumps, like big operations (which introduces air into the wines and decreases the quality and taste), we use gravity feed to better preserve fragrance and flavor. We believe in organic farming and conventional winemaking and do not alter what the soil has made. Our focus is on the vineyard and minimum manipulation of the grapes in our winemaking. The wine will whisper the perfect language and structure of nature when the wine is alive and free from over-reaching.
The Winery is closed for the 2022 season. Visit our website to learn about 2023 tastings and events. We look forward to sharing our wine with you!!
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