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Farmers cash in on 'agritourism' amid summer camping season
‘Agritourism’ on the rise amid summer camping season
A nearly $1 billion industry in the U.S., agritourism links agricultural production and travel, and it’s growing more popular this summer.
At a Christmas tree farm in the heart of Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley, the start of summer is busier than one might expect.
Among the trees, there are dozens of tents and eager campers ready to stay the night. It’s an unusual camping experience Heritage Farms owners George and Carol Haramis have offered for almost a decade.
"It never occurred to them you could camp on a Christmas tree farm," George Haramis told Fox Business.
"This has been a family farm for 175 years, and each generation had done something different. … This [camping] is one small part of what we’re doing to keep things going."
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