Covasna - Romania.] Agritourism is a style of vacation that normally takes place on a farm. This may include the chance to help with farming tasks during the visit. Agritourism is often practiced in wine growing regions in Italy and Spain.Fact|date=October 2008 In America, agritourism is wide-spreadFact|date=October 2008 and includes any farm open to the public at least part of the year.Fact|date=October 2008 Tourists can pick fruits and vegetables, ride horses, taste honey, learn about wine, shop in farm gift shops and farm stands for local and regional produce or hand-crafted gifts.

People are more interested in how their food is produced and want to meet the producers and talk with them about what goes into food production.Fact|date=October 2008 Children who visit the farms often have not seen a live duck, or pig, and have not picked an apple right off the tree.Fact|date=October 2008 This form of expanded agri-tourism has given birth to what are often called "entertainment farms."Fact|date=October 2008 These farms cater to the pick-your-own crowd, offering not only regular farm products, but also food, mazes, open-pen animals, train rides, picnic facilities and pick-your-own produce.

Dude ranches offer tourists the chance to work on cattle ranches and sometimes include cattle drives.

See also

* Agricultural show
* Agros, an example of an Agrotourism sustained village, on Troodos mountains in Cyprus.
* Corn maze
* Forestry
* Pizza farm
* Geotourism
* Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area
* HelpX
*Rural markets

External links

* [ Rural evolution: Experience the changing landscape of agriculture in the Valley] from Canadian Geographic
* [ AgroTourNet] - A project supported by the European Commission for the development of e-learning tools and methodologies for vocational training in the sector.

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