Know your farmer. Know your food. That is our motto and the reason why we love to visit local farms as we travel.
Our weekend getaway at PandA Homestead was not only relaxing but fun and educational too.
We spent our evenings enjoying a family dinner under the stars (with Paula and family) or under the pergola watching our kiddos dig in the dirt and chase bugs, and our days helping out with farm chores and learning more about where our food comes from and how to support local farms.
Paula, Arcel and Arturo Dullas own the homestead and open their guest house to visitors from across the country. You can choose to book a stay in the queen bed room, double queen bed room or both rooms. Each option includes access to the entire house.
The guest cottage is so cozy and spotless. I love the added bonus of the family-friendly amenities. They provide a highchair, children’s books, games and DVDs.
While farmers markets bring fresh food to the city, farm stays invite guests to stay overnight in the country and experience the lifestyle – for a night, for a weekend, or more.
Where else can you collect your own eggs, hold a baby chick, hand feed goats, see the stars, or hear a rooster crow?
And don’t forget, Paula will have homemade strawberry or blueberry jelly, fresh eggs and bread waiting for you in the fridge.
My kids couldn’t get enough of the “farm chores”. It all seemed more like a farm fairyland to them. And, they were much more willing to eat their breakfast after picking their own eggs.
When I first thought about a farm stay as a vacation, it didn’t make a lot of sense. Why would I want to go “work” when I’m supposed to be relaxing? I quickly realized how relaxing it was to spend so much intentional family time together. Also, my kids aren’t really the RnR types, so it was wonderful to have so many things to do as a family.
If you want to explore beyond the farm, Franklin Southhampton, Virginia is an adorable small town America piece of the country.
The area is famous for peanuts, of all things. There are thousands of acres of peanuts and cotton across this part of the country. The quaint town is full of sweet places to explore. Stop by the local fire station for a tour. Swing by the ice cream shop or weekend farmer’s market for homemade sweets. Don’t forget about the LOVEworks sign in town. It is one of over 150 LOVE artworks across the state of Virginia.
Book your stay at PandA Homestead in Capron, VA and enjoy your family farm stay together. Connect what grows in the field to what winds up on your fork, and meet a beautiful family and their adorable farm friends.