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In this issue

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Virginia Cheese
Stony Man, Grayson and Derby
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Camille Was No Lady
45 years ago, this hurricane wreaked havoc in Nelson County
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Great Piedmont Hikes
Five of my favorite place to spend summer days
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Landscapes of Summer
Donna Clark, David Williams and Trisha Adams
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The Decline of the Monarch
Pam Owen explores the complex life of the iconic monarch butterfly and the reasons for its 15-year population decline.
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Rivers Define Us
Letter from Amissville
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Piedmont Real Estate: What is a Realtor?

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Upcoming Events

Throughout the Piedmont

What's Going On This Weekend?
Oct. 03, 2014 through Oct. 05, 2014

Details Available on our Upcoming Events Page And looking forward to this weekend.....
  • Fall Farm Festival at Sky Meadows State Park, Paris
  • Waterford Fair, Loudoun County
  • Start of Graves Mountain Apple Festival, Syria
  • Fall Fiber Festival and Sheepdog Trials, Montpelier
  • Culpeper Farm Tour
  • VA Fall Races in Middleburg
  • The En Plein Air Weekend: The Art of Winescapes at Philip Carter Winery, Hume. The Piedmont Virginian will be there too!


Hops Production, Distribution, and Marketing Seminar
Sep. 30, 2014
@ 6-9 p.m.

Farmers, brewers, and anyone interested in craft beer is invited to join Future Harvest at Corcoran Brewing Company to learn the basics of hops production as well as distribution and marketing techniques to sell hops locally and regionally. As the craft brewing movement gains momentum, demand for regionally produced hops is growing. Stan Driver of HootNHollerHops will share his many years of experience producing hops as well as creating partnerships between farmers and craft brewers to form cooperatives, which allow smaller producers to participate in this growing market. We will also hear from Kevin Bills of Corcoran Brewing Company and Favio Garcia of Lost Rhino Brewing Company about their experience in local and regional sourcing. Of course, there will also be a tour of Corcoran’s facilities and a chance to taste their brews.Speakers: Stan Driver, Owner of HootNHollerHops; Favio Garcia, founder of Lost Rhino Brewing Company; Kevin Bills, Brew Master at Corcoran Brewing Company. Stan Driver is owner of HootNHollerHops, as well as a hop grower at Blue Mountain Brewery and Blue Mountain Barrel House. He is also Chairman of the Old Dominion Hops Cooperative. Kevin Bills is the Brew Master at Corcoran Brewing Company, and Favio Garcia is a founder and Brew Master at Lost Rhino Brewing Company. Corcoran Brewing Company, 205 E. Hirst Rd. Purcellville.
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