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fried shrimp, oysters, and scallops,
crab cakes, a shrimp macaroni
salad, and a baked casserole called
Crab Imperial are among the offerings from the sea.
Chesapeake Crab and
Seafood Company
1014 Winchester Avenue,
Martinsburg, West Virginia
304-262-0077

Picker's Paradise
Every October, the Eastern Panhandle hosts the Mountain State
Apple Harvest Festival. That same
month, an Apple Butter Festival
takes place in Berkeley Springs.
Year-round, there's no better place
to gain an understanding of the
apple's importance to the area
than Orr's Farm Market, in the
rolling countryside near Martinsburg.
Three generations of the Orr
family have farmed the land since
1954. The 1,000-acre farm is a
pick-your-own paradise, with acres
of cherry, peach, plum, and apple
trees, strawberries and blueberries,
summertime vegetables and grape
vines. We counted 25 varieties
of apples, including the Summer
Rambo, prized for apple butter.
Pies and apple dumplings are sold
in the market all year.
Orr's Farm Market
682 Orr Drive,
Martinsburg, West Virginia
304-263-1168;
orrsfarmmarket.com

Surrounded by the Past
Laura and Matthew Dimbylow traverse the fields and farms of the Panhandle to focus their ever-changing
menu on the bounty of the seasons.
They run the Canal House Café in
Harpers Ferry, in a stone house built
around 1800.
History echoes throughout the
building. The brick portion, added
in the 1820s, features wooden beams
taken from boats used to move cargo
along the Shenandoah River. Spur
marks are still visible on the stairs,
from the boots of Civil War soldiers.
The building was used as a hospi56 BlueRidgeCountry.com

Top: Etel Garro Wheeler serves home-style Peruvian food at Charles Town's Cantuta Café.
Bottom: The Canal House pays homage to local farmers.

tal during the war, as was just about
every habitable structure in the
area, says Matthew, who hails from
Hereford, England.
Laura and Matthew keep long
hours, maintaining the old building with its six fireplaces and doing
much of the cooking themselves.

The café attracts hikers from the
nearby Appalachian Trail and travelers seeking Civil War history.
Matthew describes the menu as
"English meets Appalachian." He
says the Canal House sticky toffee
pudding "gets rave reviews from English people."


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015

The Family Farm is Alive and Well in the Virginia Mountains
7 States of Mountain Treks, Complete with a Beer or Wine Stop
The Photo Essay: Autumn Beauty
Wendell Scott Gets His Due
Weekend: Where the North Carolina and Tennessee Mountains Rub Shoulders
Chillin’ in Chattanooga
Charlottesville to Charleston aboard Amtrak
Great Tastes of the West Virginia Panhandle
Cavender Cabins: Enjoy the North Georgia Woods
From the Editor
Letters / Worth a Click
Mill Creek Stories
The Hike
Creature Feature
Mountain Report
Great Home Buys in the Mountains
Country Roads
Festivals & Events
Singing in the Garden
Guest Column: Liz Belcher
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Cover1
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 3
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - B1
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - B2
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 5
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - From the Editor
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Letters / Worth a Click
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Mill Creek Stories
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 9
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - The Hike
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Great Home Buys in the Mountains
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Country Roads
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 16
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 17
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Festivals & Events
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 20
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - The Family Farm is Alive and Well in the Virginia Mountains
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Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 24
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 25
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 26
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 27
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 7 States of Mountain Treks, Complete with a Beer or Wine Stop
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 29
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Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 32
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 33
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - The Photo Essay: Autumn Beauty
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 35
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 36
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 37
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Wendell Scott Gets His Due
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 39
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 40
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 41
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Weekend: Where the North Carolina and Tennessee Mountains Rub Shoulders
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 43
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 44
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Chillin’ in Chattanooga
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Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 47
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Charlottesville to Charleston aboard Amtrak
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 49
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 50
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 51
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Great Tastes of the West Virginia Panhandle
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 53
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 54
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 55
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 56
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 57
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 58
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 59
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Cavender Cabins: Enjoy the North Georgia Woods
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 61
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 62
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Singing in the Garden
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 64
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 65
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Guest Column: Liz Belcher
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