Wine Country’s Winter Farmers Market in Charlottesville

Arcady Vineyard B&B and Wine Tours is a dedicated “shop local” company.

We were excited to see that the Farmers Market extended to December 19th with hours of 8am to 2pm this year. Arcady Vineyard B&B shops here in-season for eggs, veggies, and other produce we use for our inn.

Besides Christmas goodies and decorations, the Farmers Market continues to be a place where guests and locals alike can enjoy a walking gourmet breakfast or lunch as they shop!

The market is up from around 8am until noon – the day we were there was last Saturday when we had a snowstorm – and of course the next day was blue skies and sunny! But we still had fun.

There were gourmet coffees, freshly made bagels, cheese, and delicious Mexican soft tacos that smelled heavenly! We were out there to find Babes in the Woods, our local pork vendor as we needed more for the B&B breakfasts, and we found him, all bundled up and selling delicious pork breakfast sandwiches.

Other wonderful local vendors we use at Arcady Vineyard are:

Gearhart’s Chocolates – We use them for our bed and breakfast turn down in the evening with port, and for the cheese/ fruit/ chocolate platter on our tours!

Feast! – Where we can count on a wonderful selection of cheeses, local and imported, as well as many other gourmet goodies perfect for cheese plates, parties, meals, snacks or gifts.

Simply Cheddar – A positively ADDICTING cheese we use at the B&B and on our cheese plate for the tours.

Albemarle Baking Company – The bed and breakfast and wine tours uses this baker for birthday cakes – the princess cake with marzipan frosting is out of this world! And they make great crostini for our cheese plates, dessert tarts for our wine tour lunches, and breads for our breakfast toast.

The Organic Butcher – We use this local vendor for our bacon. Once you breakfast on this you’ll never go back to the store-bought stuff with all the preservatives!!

Brix Terrace Cafe – When we serve the picnic lunch on our tours this is our go-to place for sandwiches. They have a wonderful selection of everything from salad to sandwiches to desserts in a beautiful Italian-inspired decorated café.

When you stay at Arcady Vineyard B&B or tour with us, you’ll see first-hand the quality of all of these wonderful vendors that help us create a first class experience for our guests!

And don’t forget while you’re Christmas shopping, we have several different gift certificates available for the wine lover in your family or circle of friends! Look and see what we have this year at Arcady Vineyard Wine Tours and Bed and Breakfast!

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