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Sunday, May 29, 2011

LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph

This great festival is returning to Charlottesville on June 9-11, 2011.  LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph has gallery shows, outdoor exhibits, nightly projections and on-stage interviews in the Downtown Mall area.  We went two years ago and walked up and down the town looking at all the photographs on display in the stores and storefronts (and in the trees!) and marveled that Charlottesville had a festival celebrating such wonderful works.  We're looking forward to going again this year.  If you are staying with us at Foxfield Inn let's discuss what we've seen with a glass of wine on the back patio.

World renown photographers Nan Goldin, Massimo Vitali and Antonin Kratochvil are being honored as INsight Artists.  Each of them will have an exhibit for viewing and will be interviewed during the 3 nights of INsight Conversations at  the Paramount Theater.

The TREES exhibit is one of our favorites.  Large scale photographs are hung in the trees for all to view as they walk down the street.  This year's exhibit features George Steinmetz's aerial photographs of remote landscapes around the world.  Can't wait to see them.

There is so much to do and see at this festival - most are free, some require tickets.

For more information visit the LOOK3 Festival website at

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Farmers Markets & Foxfield Inn - Charlottesville, VA

The Farmers Markets in town are open and active.  Charlottesville now has 3, count them 3, markets for you to visit.  If you stay with us at Foxfield Inn on Tuesday or Wednesday you can visit the markets in the afternoon.  While if you stay with us on Saturday you can visit the downtown market after breakfast, buy some produce or food for a picnic lunch and then head out to a winery or to Monticello and enjoy lunch there.
  1. City Market - corner of Market and South Street - is open on Saturdays April through October from 7:00am - 12:00 noon plus in November and December from 8:00am - 2:00pm
  2. The Market at Pen Park is open May through September on Tuesdays from 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  3. Farmers in the Park - corner of Chesapeake St and Meade Avenue - is open Wednesday May - September from 3:00pm - 7:00pm.


If you can't make it to one of these we can help you find a farm stand, store or orchard that sells locally produced fresh fruit and vegetables.

I just harvested a lot of herbs from our garden today and it is so nice to have the aroma of freshly picked herbs in the kitchen.  I can hardly wait to use them in our breakfast dish tomorrow morning - Eggs a la Parisian (also known as herbed baked eggs).  Fresh chervil, tarragon and parsley!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Heritage Harvest Festival - Monticello

The folks at Monticello just announced that tickets for the Heritage Harvest Festival are on sale now.  While it may seem early to think about purchasing tickets for an event that takes place in September you may want to plan ahead for this one.  This is a great festival that lets you taste heirloom vegetables and fruits, has some great workshops and cooking demonstrations.  In addition to that the featured speaker at the Grand Preview Dinner is none other than P. Allen Smith.  All of you gardening enthusiasts know that P. Allen Smith is an award-winning garden and lifestyle designer. 

If you are staying with us at Foxfield Inn on September 16th & 17th let us make arrangements for you!  However, you must hurry as tickets are limited.  Tickets for the event range from $8 for just the festival on the West Lawn, $10-15 for workshops and $22 for the house & garden tours plus the festival.  Dinner with P. Allen Smith is $90.