Farmers Market

Hassan Kaisoum has often thought about the space where Aromas Café first opened 20 years ago. This week, his restaurant returns to its roots, and reopens in the Virginia Department of Forestry Building at the Fontaine Research Park. Photo by Eze Amos

Aromas Café returns to its beginnings

When Hassan Kaisoum moved Aromas Café from its original location in the Virginia Department of Forestry building to Barracks Road Shopping Center in 2007, he returned often to Fontaine Research Park to walk the nature trails he’d come to know well since first opening the restaurant in 1998. On those walks, he thought about the […]

Downtown Charlottesville’s City Market, located at the corner of Water and South streets, is packed with more than 100 vendors every Saturday from 7am to noon. Photo by Skycladaerial.com

In the market: Fresh options abound from area vendors

From shumei-raised produce at Stonefield, to Piedmont Master Gardeners’ advice in Crozet, this round-up of farmers market finds includes insider tips for everyone. Green Market at Stonefield 2100 Hydraulic Rd. 531-9646 With about a dozen local vendors per week, the Green Market at Stonefield has high-end, healthy produce, meats, bath products and more to suit […]

Farmers Markets: Buy Fresh, Buy Local

Farmers Markets: Buy Fresh, Buy Local

Every season, more people are becoming fans of farmers markets, counting them as genuine quality-of-life enhancements in their communities.  In fact, Virginia has nearly 250 across the commonwealth and quite a few of them are in the seven-county area around Charlottesville. “I’m really proud of our City Market,” says Charlottesville REALTOR ® Cynthia Viejo, an […]

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