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April 30, 2021

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: Farms that sell directly

Fauquier Wine Trail, Grove Hardware building on Remington Walking Tour and guide to local food.
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Fauquier County farms in the 2021-22 Northern Piedmont “Buy Fresh Buy Local” food guide.

The Piedmont Environmental Council publication lists local food sources in Fauquier, Culpeper, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties.

The Fauquier producers’ offerings range from eggs, berries and grass-fed beef to honey, jellies and mushrooms.

Also available online, PEC mailed the 12-page guide to households throughout the five-county region.


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Wineries on “The Fauquier Wine Trail,” according to economic development department, which created a brochure that locates them.

The Broad Run to Upperville area of Fauquier has the county’s highest concentration of wineries, with 16 north of Route 29.

Last year, two Fauquier wineries closed — Desert Rose Ranch & Winery near Hume and Winding Road Cellars near Markham. Miracle Valley Vineyard near Delaplane shut in 2019.


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Sites on a self-guided “Walking Tour” of Remington, created by the Remington Community Partnership.

Stops include:

• Groves Hardware building at 102 E. Main St. Built in 1905, it had served for many years as a poultry house. A movie theater operated in the second floor from the 1920s through the 1940s.

• St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 400 N. Church St. Fire destroyed the original structure during the Civil War in 1861. The existing church, which contains a Marshall Brothers organ, got built 20 years later.

• “Chilton House” at 300 Church St. Built in 1941, it stands on the old Remington School site. The home’s foundation incorporates stone from the school.

Previously known as Rappahannock Station, Remington incorporated in 1890.

The Southern Fauquier town and the surrounding area played major roles in the Civil War, with Confederate and Union armies often crossing the Rappahannock river and camping there.

Remington has a population of about 670.


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Single-family homes for sale in Fauquier County have asking prices of more than $1 million, according to Realtor.com.

They range from a three-bay garage with an upstairs bedroom and bath on 81 acres near Amissville, listed at $1.15 million, to North Wales, a 664-acre estate near Warrenton that features a 23-bedroom mansion, listed at $29.95 million.

Another 50 properties without homes in Fauquier have seven-figure asking prices.


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People in Fauquier County’s “civilian labor force,” according to the Virginia Employment Commission.

That represents about one-half of the county population.

In March, 1,400 members of the county labor force had no jobs, according to the latest VEC report. That put Fauquier’s unemployment rate at 3.9 percent, compared with 5.4 percent across the state and 6.2 percent nationwide.
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