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On the Farm

Posted in District of Columbia by melissamccart on June 8, 2009

Mount Vernon Farm in Rappahannock County - by Ray BocNow that Restauarant Eve has snagged last night’s RAMMY for Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year, it’s a fine time to book seats for the Restaurant Eve Solstice dinner at Mount Vernon Farm in Sperryville.  Chef Armstrong’s dinner, which features food and wine from Rappahannock County farms and vineyards, benefit the the county’s farmland preservation fund.  Cocktails are at 5:30 and dinner is at 6:30 at the 830-acre farm. Tickets are $180 and can be purchased here.

Speaking of farms, I’ve been wanting to daytrip for strawberries but haven’t been able to carve out the time– and the season is about over. The only farm/daytrip I’ve made this season is to the lovely Breaux Estate and Hillsborough Vineyard, a delicious stop for a picnic and the view. Tomorrow I’m hitting up Whitmore Farms, a source for Bryan Voltaggio’s VOLT, where I’ll be in the afternoon.

Have any pick your own produce daytrips, farm dinner recommendations? Leave them in the comments.


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  1. Capital Spice said, on June 9, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Let’s see – there are so many!

    There’s another Solstice Dinner taking place on the 20th featuring Anthony Chittum from Vermilion, and then there are the Outstanding in the Field dinners over Labor Day weekend.

    For pick-your-own we really enjoyed snagging strawberries at Shlagel Farms last year (they’re already closed for the season), but we also had a great time picking cherries at Hartland Orchard in Markham.

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