The Farm has been taunting me for weeks. Every time I drive or ride by, I think, “I really need to check that place out.” Finally, this week, I did
It’s small, jam packed with local foods – breads, beer, coffee, eggs, produce, milk, tofu – and is full of character and it’s been open for just over three months. And if you’re near Belmont, stop in and check it out for yourself.
A “gourmet bodega” in the Belmont neighborhood, featuring locally sourced foods, including produce, meats and more! There are fresh-baked baguettes and pastries from Albemarle Baking Company in the mornings, as well as coffee from Shenandoah Joe’s brewing all day.
Rather than re-write what’s been written, read Dave McNair’s comprehensive story at The HooK in November about The Farm.
I’m going to go ahead and call this type of organic growth good.
* interestingly all of these local markets have Facebook pages. So far, the Market Street Market wins. Further, this is part of the evolution of a more walkable Charlottesville.
* Having a phone with a great camera changes everything. The above photos were taken with my Droid and originally were published on my Google Plus world.