WV CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training) is a nationally recognized, farmer-led, peer-to-peer learning program that offers young, beginning, and experienced farmers an opportunity to participate in farm tours and roundtable discussions across the state to learn about specific topics and issues, connect with other farmers, and enjoy a delicious potluck meal. However, due to COVID-19, the 2020 farm tours were virtual! Although we missed being able to host them in person, we were thrilled to be able to share them to a larger audience and you can view them whenever you wish! In addition to the virtual tours, we held live question and answer sessions on Facebook Live, which you can find in a playlist here.
This project was supported by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, project ONE19-342
Country Roads Maple
Learn the process of how maple syrup is produced and the equipment needed.
Learn about an intentional community in West Virginia and meet some of the community members.
During this CRAFT Tour, you'll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to raise poultry
Rt. 18 Farm Market
During this CRAFT Tour, you'll learn about succession planning and how to grow for profit.
Jane Lew, WV
Pigs and poultry are taking over this CRAFT Tour. Learn different techniques in raising piglets and chicks.
Lost Creek, WV
Take a tour and learn about flowers, edible plants, and herbs. But it doesn't stop there, learn what goes into delicious tea too!
Glade View Farm
A little bit of land goes a long way in this CRAFT Tour. With the use of a high tunnel anything is possible.
Spotted Horse Farm
From how to eat them to their health benefits, discover the tasty world of edible plants during this CRAFT Tour.
Sugar Bottom Farms
See what goes on inside a hive and how to make sure yours is happy and healthy with a proper hive inspection!
Smoke Camp Crafts
Want to farm but don't have much land? Don't let that stop you! If this urban micro-farm can do it, so can you!
Learn how you can get started in hydroponics and the benefits of using this farming method.
Take a tour of a farm producing cottage foods, raising goats, and more.
Every Herb Bearing Seed Farm
Big Bend, WV
Explore the wild world of mushrooms during this CRAFT Tour and learn how you can start producing your own.
Shady Grove Botanicals
Mill Creek, WV
Dig into the world of ginseng during this CRAFT Tour. Learn how to grow and harvest ginseng.
WV Wilderness Apiaries
Learn what all the buzz is about during this honey bee CRAFT Tour. you'll learn about feeding bees, what equipment you need, and more.
Aroma of the Andes
Learn about managing a coffee farm in another country and the process of transporting and roasting the beans in WV!
Williams Windy Ridge Farm
Seeds, rabbits, and pigs, oh my! From gardening to raising rabbits, this CRAFT Tour covers it all!
Small Town Market
Meet the owners who stepped up to the challenge to start a grocery store when their town needed one most.
Mt. State Trout
Farming isn't just for the land! Dive into this trout farm tour to learn what it takes to raise trout.
Learn all the benefits a high tunnel has to offer during this CRAFT Tour!
Ramella Park Community Garden of Eatin'
It takes a village to raise a garden! Learn about a community garden and how to start one in your community!