Food for Thought

According to the Vermont Agritourism Collaborative’s “Assessing Your Farm for Agritourism” guide, the following factors contribute to the well-being of farmers. How does your agritourism enterprise stack up in terms of delivering these benefits?

  • Goals that are based in deeply held values
  • An atmosphere with good communication and mutual respect
  • Reliable access to information and services that support the business
  • A symbiotic connection between the farm/ranch and its community: the community provides value to the farm and the farm provides value to the community
  • Good relationships with employees and neighbors
  • A long-range view with the well-being of the next generation in mind
  • Taking time to enjoy one’s self, family and friends