March 30, 2017

With 40 million oysters sold last year, Virginia is the largest producer of farm-raised and wild oysters in the U.S.  The diversity of oysters found in rivers and creeks along the Chesapeake Bay contributes to Virginia’s reputation as the oyster capital of the east coa...

March 29, 2017

The word “farm” conjures up images of sunny rolling hills, green with rows of fresh vegetables. But visiting a mushroom farm is more like stepping into the Twilight Zone – literally. At Urban Choice Mushrooms, the farmland is a shadowy warehouse outside Richmond; the p...

March 23, 2017

As much as any food, oysters taste like where they are from. This expression of place - called merroir - includes the unique flavor characteristics of their surroundings, including water salinity, rainfall, marsh, and types of algae in the water.

This weekend, visitor...

March 16, 2017

The Wine & Brine Lounge at the Gabriel Archer Tavern will reopen for the 2017 season on March 18. The inaugural 2017 weekend will feature Pleasure House Oysters from Ludford Brothers Oyster Company in Virginia Beach. Founder Chris Ludford will be on hand shuc...

When we started the winery 32 years ago, we were running a small farm that only a handful of people believed in. We were lucky to get early support from distributors and visitors who understood our passion and wanted to help us succeed. Their belief in us made a huge d...

March 2, 2017

Multi-course “tasting menus” are the newest dining trend in DC and New York, and one restaurant is even offering a tasting menu in Richmond. Chef Ian Robbins thinks it’s time for Williamsburg to feature this unique dining experience. We're excited to announce a multi-c...

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