Next Week September 25th – October 4th, many of the restaurants in Virginia’s Hunt Country will recognize the year’s bountiful harvest by offering special dishes on their menus featuring fresh and local produce, meats, cheeses, wines and other edibles. The “Celebrate the Harvest Week” aims to bring together local farmers, vintners and food artisans with the area’s restaurateurs, who are excited to showcase locally produced goods. Following the success of last year’s inaugural Celebrate the Harvest, which highlighted two weekends later in the Fall, this year’s event is being held earlier in the season and has been expanded to include restaurants in Middleburg, Upperville, and The Plains, Va. The campaign is part of an ongoing cooperative effort to promote local, fresh and seasonal foods. The restaurants and farms hope the effort to use more local products will help their clients understand the importance of knowing where their foods come from and eat more local, seasonal and fresh foods.
“Many of the products that will be used by the chefs during this week are available to consumers at their local farmers’ markets, or directly from the farms through a simple visit or a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program, Alyson Browett, owner of Edible Complex, LLC, and an organizer of the event, said. She added, “We’d like consumers to realize the nutritional, economic and environmental benefits of eating locally produced foods and begin demanding more of it in their favorite restaurants and grocery stores.”
Call your favorite Middleburg, Upperville or The Plains restaurant to inquire about specials or to make a reservation. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended. Whatever you do get out and Celebrate the Harvest.
Annie’s 540-687-4754 Back Street Cafe 540-687-3122 Blackthorne Inn & Restaurant 540-592-3848 The Coach Stop 540-687-5515 Forlano’s Market 540-253-5456 The French Hound 540-687-3018 Girasole 540-253-5501 The Goodstone
Inn 877-219-4663 Hidden Horse Tavern 540-687-3828 Home Farm 540-687-8882 Hunter’s Head Tavern 540-592-9020 Market Salamander 540-687-8011 Mello Out 540-687-8635 The Rail Stop 540-253-5644 Red Fox Inn 540-687-6301