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local FOODIE fun by Deborah Huso SARAH HAUSER Find your inner locavore at these special places that combine native produce, meats, and ingredients with exciting food experiences. ` Polyface Farm, Swoope FRUIT OF THE VINE AND TREE IN THE LOWER SHENANDOAH VALLEY One of things I love most about traveling Route 11 through the Shenandoah Valley is the food culture. All along this stretch of highway are farms, fruit markets, and farm-totable eats. Producers here are happy to take the time to chat 30 with passersbys. A case in point is when I show up one afternoon at Richard's Fruit Market in Frederick County, where proprietor Eddie Richard and his family raise 15 varieties of apples as well as peaches, pumpkins, tomatoes, and turkeys. His mother, May Richard, greets me like family, hands me an apple, and puts her arm around me. Down the road, his neighbors, Krista and Brad Foster, owners of North Mountain Vineyard, can be found manning the afternoon tastings. Set to the backdrop of a bluehued North Mountain, the picturesque vineyards have graced the valley since 1982 and are amongst the oldest in Virginia. Don't pass up a sample of local cheeses

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Virginia Travel Guide 2015

Welcome To Virginia
Virginia Travel Information & State Map
Great Scenic Drives
The Beauty of the Small Town
Eat Like a Local
The New Virginia Cuisine
Local Foodie Fun
Wine & Oysters: Perfect Virginia Pair
Craft Ciders and Other Sips
Love on Tap: Craft Brews
Music to the Ear
Resorts and Sweet Dreams
Golf Virginia!
The Sporting Life
Civil War & Emancipation
Tracking “Turn” in Virginia
Walking with Speilberg and Lincoln
Natural Outdoors
Virginia Water Adventures
Coastal Virginia
Coastal Virginia / Eastern Shore
Chesapeake Bay
Northern Virginia
Central Virginia
Southern Virginia
Shenandoah Valley
Blue Ridge Highlands
Heart of Appalachia
Virginia Accommodations
Virginia Events 2015

Virginia Travel Guide 2015