Agriculture in Greater Blair County

Among the agricultural attractions of Blair County are those located in Williamsburg and Huntingdon, respectively: Blue Barn Farm and Terrace Mountain Alpacas. Though, there are a few differences between the two.

Blue Barn Farm

This farm supplies local customers and visitors alike with sustainably-grown produce. One of their most defining features is their pick-your-own crops. Everyone is welcome to visit their farm to pick their own produce. Among those crops include blueberries, black raspberries, red raspberries, and sugar snap peas.

Blue Barn Farm invites visitors to also stop by the lower part of the barn where customers can pick whatever is ripe and ready, including lettuce, greens, radishes, broccoli, and green onions in the early season. Tomatoes, squashes, peppers, and eggplant are the types of produce you can find later in the season. Sweet corn is available in mid-July.

For berry picking, specifically, visitors are required to bring their own containers. These containers will be weighed upon entry, and then the pickings will be paid for by the pound. The farm recommends that customers wash their hands before picking, so there is a washing station at the entrance to the field.

Terrace Mountain Alpacas

This family-owned agri-tourism alpaca farm is home to at least six alpacas. Owners Bob and his son Daryl encourage visitors to get up close and personal with the alpacas and talk to them about raising alpacas. The farm is committed to assisting clients year-round by answering questions and providing guidance.

They also encourage those who are interested in raising alpacas to call to set up a farm visit or stop by. After growing their herd for eight years, the farm is now selling a wide selection to choose from.

Not only are they selling alpacas, but they are selling alpaca clothing and products as well. Their website showcases what they sell, including items like zip sweaters, crewnecks, scarves, blankets, and standing alpacas.

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