UPDATE: We did not sell the store!
Once in a lifetime opportunity to scoop up a one-of-a-kind log building on 5 acres in Augusta County, VA! Do you have an entrepreneur drive or dream of owning your own business, microbrewery, or country store?? Now is the time! You better jump on this!
2 Beds 2 Baths - House
$699,000 · Swoope, VA
Drastic price reduction! Insured for over $1,000,000. FOR SALE by owner for $699,000. Current family business, Cestari Country Store (not going out of business..realigning business needs).
Investment opportunity. One-of-a-kind property perfect for ag-business, country store, microbrewery, or whatever your interests on 5 acres! With some simple renovations, even a residence.
Frontage on scenic Rte. 42 between Historic Staunton and Hot Springs (Homestead) Virginia. Located by the popular walking trail and boardwalk, Augusta Springs Wetlands.
- Open concept w/two elegant office/smaller spaces
- Foundation and footing in place for potential 175x60 ft expansion
- First Floor = 80x60 ft
- Second Floor = 80x30 ft
- Front porch = 80x8 ft
- Commercial two section septic
- Single phase electric w/three phase available
Contact for more information or to set an appointment to view this unique listing!
We are so honored to have had Crochet World Magazine review our Cestari Traditional Collection yarn! This is our sheepiest, most natural, 100% American raised wool yarn (mostly from our own sheep) - it's never mulesed, never superwashed and always affordable.
Click here to: Read the review!
Looking for something fun to do while vacationing in Virginia? Maybe you’re trying to find a fun day trip for your family in Virginia. We think our Cestari Farm Tours fit the bill!
What is a Cestari Farm Tour? When you book a Cestari Farm Tour, you are supporting your local Virginia farmer and shepherd, family and community! This 90-minute tour includes history and information about the textile industry and the wool industry, exploring our Textile Museum as well as a Conestoga wagon ride up to our farm where you can see the sheep barns, learn about how we care for and handle the sheep, and take pictures!
You can come to our farm to visit with animals, which is a great way to spend time with your family and friends. Our farm tours are perfect for families, children, couples, tourists, locals, and educational groups. In this farm tour experience you will tour a working farm with your pleasant farm tour guide, Francis the Shepherd himself.
Plan your farm tour visit by booking a tour online or calling us at (540) 997-1212. We can’t wait to welcome you!
Cotton is a wonderful fiber for yarn and fiber artists! Cotton yarn is great for crochet, for knitting, for baby blankets, for dishcloths, for amigurumi, for weaving, for crochet bags, and more. Cotton yarn is also known for knit and crochet sweaters and tees, especially for those desiring a lighter fiber for warmer seasons.
We strive to create cotton yarn (our Old Dominion Collection) that is eco-friendly in the following ways: We purchase cotton as locally grown as possible. This means we only buy cotton from local farmers in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. These farmers are committed to caring for the land they grow cotton on, by rotating fields responsibly. We keep our cotton minimally processed and only dye using EPA certified-as-safe dyes. Our dyes are eco-friendly and safe for the environment. Cotton yarn is good, especially when the fiber has been grown responsibly and is dyed in an environmentally friendly way.
Cotton yarn is better than acrylic because it is a natural fiber, sustainable and non-polluting, whereas acrylic yarns are synthetic, not sustainable, and polluting the earth with their plastics and micro-plastics.
When asking if cotton yarn is soft, the answer is that it is a stiffer yarn to work with, but soft to the skin. It is not itchy or scratchy or rough rubbing against the skin, whether as a shirt, sweater, face cloth, or blanket. Which cotton yarn is the softest? Well, we would like to say it is ours! We’ve received feedback from our customers that our cotton yarn is easier to work with, less strain on their hands when knitting or crocheting with it, and creates a pleasing finished product.
If you're wondering about how you'll care for your cotton yarn, have no fear! Cotton yarn is easy to care for! You can handwash or machine wash it and some machine-dry it successfully (on low). Our yarn dye does not rub off on your hands while working with it.
This weekend was absolutely fabulous! The Cestari Yarn & Fiber Fair will have to become an annual event! In case you missed it, we celebrated yarn and fiber, with fibers of all kinds (camel, alpaca, llama, wool, and cotton) and yarn sales galore! We also had fresh local produce, baked goods, wine tastings, wagon rides and craft vendors. Most of all, we had incredibly talented demonstrators there to show how to spin and weave with spinning wheels and looms.
Enjoy the pictures below!
There was so much curiosity about fiber arts that we would love to pursue this more. If you want to learn more about spinning and weaving, please contact us. Let's make this happen!
Are you planning on coming? Would you like to be a craft vendor at any of these events? We'd love to have you as a guest or a vendor! Let us know!
Farming is a lifelong passion for Francis Chester. Born in Brooklyn, he moved to Long Island, NY as soon as he could and learned about vegetable gardening, how to milk goats, and how to care for chickens.