1. The minimum lot size requirement shall be
one hundred (100) acres; multiple
contiguous legal lots under common ownership may be utilized to
satisfy the lot size requirement. The requirements
of this section shall not preclude the property owner from
conducting compatible, Permitted Uses on the same parcel.
2. The road frontage requirement shall be a
minimum of 300 feet on a road designated as a major collector
(or higher) in the Comprehensive Plan unless the Board of Zoning
Appeals finds that the type and amount of traffic generated by
the facility is such that it will not cause an undue impact on
the neighbors or adversely affect safety of road usage.
3. All open off-street parking and loading
areas shall be no closer than 25 feet from any lot line.
4. In addition to the allowed farm sign, one
temporary, portable sign may be erected of up to 12 square feet
in size and six (6) feet in height to advertise hours of
operation and products available.
5. The permitted activity is the use of any
tract of land in a rural agriculture zoning district for the
retail sales and preparation of agricultural products,
horticultural products, aquacultural products, and hand made
crafts. Any other retail sales conducted on the property shall
be accessory and incidental to the permitted activity.
Permitted accessory products shall be accessory and incidental
to the permitted activity. Permitted accessory products include
pottery, baskets, garden accessories, baked goods, floral
supplies and other similar type items directly related to the
culture, care, use of, or processing of the principal use.
Products using electrical or combustion power such as lights,
lawn trimmers, and tractors shall not be allowed. Outdoor
recreational activities such as corn mazes, hayrides, pumpkin
patches or other similar activities which are dependent on the
products being produced on site may be held in conjunction with
a community farmerís market if approved as part of a special
6. Highway entrance shall be approved by the
Virginia Department of Transportation.
7. Sanitary facilities shall be approved by
the Fauquier County Health Department.
8. No structure used for or in conjunction
with the use shall be located within
100 feet of any adjoining
property located in a Residential or Rural Zoning District.
9. No more than one new structure shall be
allowed to be constructed, not to exceed
6,500 square feet in size
and shall meet all location requirements for the RA zoning
district. However, structures previously existing on the parcel
may be converted to a farmersí market use, regardless of size or
number, if the Board determines the location, accessibility, and
visibility of these structures is appropriate to this use.
least 80% of the agriculture products, horticultural
products, and hand made crafts shall be grown or produced within
the Commonwealth of Virginia.