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The Culpeper Star-Exponent 

New generation of farmers cultivates community off the land


LOCUST DALE, Va. (AP) — A new generation of farmers cultivates variety, responsibility and community living off the land, continuing a family tradition deeply rooted in the Virginia Piedmont.

"I think if farmers want to survive, they're going to have to diversify," said 23-year-old Ashby Rider, of Madison County.

With his two younger sisters, 20-year-old Kendall and 16-year-old Annsley, the siblings have done just that with their running of the 5 Riders Farm Stand, located 1.3 miles off of U.S. Route 15 on Twyman's Mill Road. Hand-painted red and white signs along the highway point the wa...

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