It’s hard to believe that 2010 will be gone in 3 days and we’ll soon be spending time with family and friends while ringing in 2011. It’s been a wonderful year in the Piedmont of Virginia and it’s also been a wonderful year for The Piedmont Virginian. We have met so many new fantastic people and businesses and have seen this beautiful land we call home become a ‘safe place’ through people and land conservation projects. The Piedmont Virginian recently celebrated its 3 year anniversary with the Autumn 2010 issue which turned out to be another beautiful and well read magazine. We are constantly amazed and delighted to see all of you so involved in keeping our Piedmont region a beautiful place and also keeping yourselves healthy and helping the economy through purchasing local foods and products. From the depths of our hearts, we THANK YOU!
Our winter issue came out last week. On the cover you will find a beautiful painting by local fine artist Armand Cabrera. Cabrera has been working with the Piedmont Environmental Council to capture glimpses of the Piedmont’s landscape now in conservation easement. Also in this Winter 2011 issue is Ben “Cooter” Jones’ article on the Civil War Sesquicentennial. In each 2011 issue we will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, starting with the Winter issue’s ‘Sesquicentennial Begins’ article.
Our Locavore section is packed with informative and wonderful restaurant articles as well as recipes (including the Lobster Mac-n-Cheese recipe from the Iron Bridge Wine Company restaurant in Warrenton Va!). We touch on the “Meet the Farmer” dinner that was held at Veritas Vineyard. The dinner was held as a fundraiser to support the Piedmont Environmental Council’s “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” campaign late last fall.
And of course, there is so much more in our magazine that I haven’t mentioned. From artists and art galleries, to our Annual Wedding Guide and Country Places — we hope you enjoy the Winter issue while bundled up and (hopefully) relaxing this season!!
Again, we would like to thank every single one of you who have supported this region and all it had to offer in 2010. We’d also like to thank you for your support of our magazine. We could not do it with out our wonderful readers and the people who truly support this region. For The Piedmont Virginian is not simply just a lifestyle or food & wine magazine, but a magazine hoping to save and protect the land and places we so greatly love along with celebrating art, pets, food, wine, ways of life and so much more.
Wishing you and your families a very Happy New Year! We’ll see you in 2011!