My parents went to Italy a few years ago and came back gifting bottles of exquisite olive oil lotion from an Agritourism farm they visited. At the time, no one in my neck of the woods had heard of the word. Mom described it to me as a farm where you and your small group of tourist friends actively participate in making the meal from the crops that come from that farm, then partake in the meal together, AND, the farm owners make (and sell) the lotion out of their farm’s own olive oil.
Now…Agritourism has come to Colorado! Well, let me restate that. Many of us have been giving on farm classes, providing opportunities for farm stays and making artisan products from our farm’s produce for years, but the word Agritourism recently came en vogue and Colorado is doing extreme advertising world-wide to attract agritourists to our state!
And, I’m honored to be a part of it. Last week, I shipped an order of 50 bars of lavender and lavender oatmeal goat milk soap to Denver to be included in media bags to be sent to New York City. In two weeks, I’ll ship another 80, this time, lavender and lemongrass.
Let’s go farmers! On our rural and urban farms, we can all contribute to the growth of and benefit from Colorado’s Agritourism industry!!
– The Goat Cheese Lady