Agritourism (August 17, 2005)
The Beyond Organic Radio Show


B&Bís on farms? Pick your own blueberries? Pumpkin patches and corn mazes?

Welcome to the growing world of agritourism, and the new wave of entrepreneurial farmers who are adapting to the interests of an increasingly urban population.

When dairy farmer Beth Kennett first started milking cows in the White River Valley of Vermont, there were 11 other working farms. Today, as the sole dairy remaining in the Valley, she supplements her income by opening her historic farmhouse to overnight guests from around the world.

Overall, agritourism in Vermont has meant a $10 million jump in farm income in the past two years. New York state has estimated its agritourism related income at $210 million and growing.

This week, join host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network as we meet some of the working farmers behind this growing industry and find out how they balance agriculture and entertainment.

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