If you’ve kept up with our recently posted blogs, then you’ll know about Pharsalia, a historic plantation that brings the past to life for all who visit. 2014 just so happens to be the 200th anniversary of this Virginia landmark, and Foxie Morgan, great-great-granddaughter of the original owner, is inviting you in to celebrate the occasion.
We frequent a number of vineyards and wineries in and around the Nelson County Area—Afton Mountain, Veritas, Cardinal Point, and Flying Fox, to name a few. While we love these venues and their award-winning offerings, we had yet to try out a place that boasted entirely organic wine. And then Loving Cup arose in North Garden, Virginia, boasting the title of the Commonwealth’s first entirely organic vineyard.
Not only does springtime introduce a return to warmth and greenery in Nelson County, but it also welcomes back the much anticipated Farmers’ Market, the hub of local produce, baked goods, herbs, crafts, and live music.
Starting April 12, 2014 the Nelson Farmers’ Market will be open every Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon, rain or shine. You’re in for a treat with the host of vendors that will be offering their goods for your perusal:
With warmer weather finally approaching, this is the perfect time to get outdoors before the heat takes over. Combine a good walk with a food tour in a fun location, and you’ve got yourself a memorable outing.
Whether you call them mobile vendors, lunch trucks, or food wagons, there’s no doubt that these meals on wheels are fun. Food trucks have become increasingly popular in the Nelson County, Virginia area, serving everything from pizza to salmon to smoked pulled pork sandwiches.
In the year 1814, a distinguished Revolutionary War veteran by the name of Major Thomas Massie constructed an extraordinary house on a 3,000-acre plantation in Nelson County, Virginia. Massie gifted the house—which was called Pharsalia—to his son, William, as a wedding present. Five generations later, Pharsalia still stands today in the dedicated hands of the Massie family, which strives to preserve and share its history and manage the working farm.
You and your wife have been anticipating a getaway at Afton Mountain B&B for a few weeks now. Your room is booked, your belongings are packed, and your dogs are safe with friends. You arrive at the inn on your wife’s birthday, and she smiled at you as you pull in the driveway, parking near a charming, vintage telephone booth.
Ah, Mardis Gras (“Fat Tuesday,” as the literal translation goes). It is a time of indulgence—or overindulgence—just before the traditional fasting of the season of Lent. Traditionally it is a time of celebration, or parades and jazz music, masks and elaborate costumes, and bright flashes of purple, green, and gold. (A bit of trivia for you: Did you know that each Mardis Gras color is symbolic? “Purple Represents Justice. Green Represents Faith. And Gold Represents Power.”