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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Our Favorite Charlottesville VA Farmer's Market Vendors

We love to spend Saturday mornings browsing the stalls at the Charlottesville VA City Market. Bright, colorful produce, unique artisan crafts, samples of meats and cheeses and coffee and jam and bread... We always discover something new that makes us smile or inspires us in the kitchen, but we also have our favorites. Here are some of Foxfield Inn's top Farmer's Market vendors in Charlottesville.

Everona Dairy
Producing unique farmstead aged sheep's milk cheeses, Everona Dairy's Piedmont often makes an appearance on our weekend cheese plates. Be sure to ask for a sample!

Free Union Grass Farm
Specializing in grass-fed livestock, Free Union Grass Farm was among the first local farms to produce duck on a larger scale. We stock up on duck fat, and pate, but they also carry beef and chicken.

Caromont
If you are a fan of goat cheese, you must try the chevre which put Caromont's artisanal goat's milk cheeses on the map. They also specialize in unique cow's milk cheeses. Caromont's cheese-makers are creative and often collaborate with other local businesses to create unique flavors so be sure to stop by and ask what's new.

Our top picks for fresh produce are Bellair Farm and Radical Roots. Offering a
wide selection of organically-grown veggies grown with care on their own farms, this is as fresh as you can get. Kathryn always delays writing the next day's breakfast menu until she sees what looks delicious at these two booths.

Hungry Hill Farm
Yes, even our honey is local. We use it for baking, in dessert sauces, and to pour in teas. Pick up a jar to take home with you (it comes in many sizes) or a honey stick to savor while you wander the market.

Planet Earth Diversified
Planet Earth Diversified offers a unique range of microgreens, herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers and select other produce grown in their ecological greenhouses. Their products make for fabulous garnishes and tasty flavors on our breakfast plates, but if you're in the mood for a treat, don't pass up one of their raspberry cream pops.

Rain or shine, we can always count on our favorite farmers to bring us the best ingredients Charlottesville has to offer. Won't you come stay at Foxfield Inn and see how we're showcasing our farmer's market bounty? Let us know how else we can make your visit to Charlottesville special or tell us where you like to shop at our Charlottesville City Market!

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Your Innkeepers,
Dan & Kathryn Bundy
Foxfield Inn | A Charlottesville VA Bed and Breakfast

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