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Harmony Harvest Farm Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing

Harmony Harvest Farm Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing


Weyers Cave, Virginia -- Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) awarded more than $300,000 for 64 local and regional tourism marketing programs across the state to help increase off-season visitation to tourism businesses and destinations. 


Harmony Harvest Farm received a $5,000 grant for its Flowers 365 campaign. Harmony Harvest Farm partnered with other local businesses to supply matching funds for the project which aims to showcase niche agriculture and the history of the Shenandoah Valley to attract overnight visitors.


“We are honored to be a grant recipient and excited to expand our marketing footprint with help of VTC” says the farm’s Chief Marketing Office, Stephanie Duncan. “The valley has always been a special place to us, and we can’t wait to share the amazing businesses that thrive here with visitors from around the country.”


“The Microbusiness Marketing Leverage Program is part of VTC’s strategy to grow year-round visitation in Virginia and is designed to support small tourism businesses with marketing dollars to drive out-of-state visitation during off-peak travel seasons.  We are excited about this program because we see it as a gateway for small businesses to engage with VTC’s marketing and development ecosystem to grow their business and build on the Virginia is for Lovers branding,” said Rita McClenny, President and CEO of Virginia Tourism Corporation.

The VTC Microbusiness Marketing Leverage Program is designed to increase visitor spending in the off-season by leveraging limited marketing dollars, stimulating new tourism marketing through partnerships, and extending the “Virginia is for Lovers” brand.  This is a new program that focused on supporting tourism businesses with less than 20 full-time employees through marketing partnerships. A minimum of three Virginia entities must partner to apply for the microbusiness marketing grant.  Partners may consist of Virginia cities, towns, counties, convention and visitors’ bureaus, chambers of commerce, other local or regional destination marketing organizations, private businesses, museums, attractions, cultural events, and other tourism-related businesses. 

 

About Harmony Harvest Farm

Harmony Harvest Farm is a cut flower farm located in Weyers Cave, Virginia that grows over 400 varieties of specialty cut flowers. A unique agritourism experience, the farm is open to the public and offers tours and pick-your-own gardens from April – October, and hosts events, workshop, and a floral shopping experience through their on-farm retail store year-round. Additionally, Harmony Harvest Farm is one of the largest cut flower farms on the East Coast, and has pioneered shipping mixed bouquet and bulk flowers directly from the farm to homes across the country. The farm is proudly a woman-owned, family-operated small business.

About Virginia Tourism Corporation
Virginia is for Lovers is one of the most iconic and recognizable travel brands in the world. Using that powerful brand equity, Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) is charged with promoting the Commonwealth as a premier travel destination by showcasing all there is to love in a Virginia vacation. The dollars spent by travelers fuel the economy, provide jobs for Virginians, and improve communities across the state. Simply put, tourism helps make Virginia a great place to live, work, and vacation. Learn more at virginia.org.

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