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Farm Breakfast - JMD Farm Market & Garden Center

Join us for JMD Farm Breakfast - a Farm to Breakfast Table experience! We will be serving up a country breakfast as it is meant to be with farm fresh ingredients from right here at JMD Farm. Choose from Eggs, Bacon, Sausage & Biscuit Plate or Stack of Flapjacks with Highland County Maple Syrup or Breakfast Sandwich. Kid's plates available too! Coffee or kid's drink included with plate. Enjoy breakfast on the farm with REAL food!

FEB

9

8:30am - 11:30am

27 Niswander Rd
Staunton, VA 24401

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Winemaker's Dinner at Bluestone Vineyards

Bluestone Vineyards has collaborated with local chef, John Ramsbottom, to bring you this special dinner, and our Winemaker, Lee Hartman, will carefully select a wine to pair with each course. The dinner is $79.50 per person (Press Club members $71.55). Reservations are required.

FEB

9

7:00pm

Bluestone Vineyard
4828 Spring Creek Rd.
Bridgewater, VA 22812

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Valentines Day Pairing Dinner

Join The Pointe for a five-course traditional French cuisine dinner prepared by Ambrosia Catering LLC. $40 registration required


Menu will include: Amuse-bouche: Chocolate Strawberry paired with Malbec

First Course: Crab Bisque paired with Chardonnay (Served with French Bread)

Second Course: Shrimp Cocktail for Two paired with Seyval Blanc

Third Course: Arugula and Bib Salad paired with Rose

Final Dessert Course: Paris Brest with Petite Manseng.

Buy your tickets at: https://www.kindredpointe.com/

FEB

14

6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Winery at Kindred Pointe
3575 Conicville Rd.
Mount Jackson, VA 22842

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Barren Ridge Vineyards - Evening By the Fire

Join Barren Ridge Vineyards owners, John and Shelby Higgs for a relaxed evening by the fire. This event is free with no prior registration required. Contact the vineyard directly for details.

FEB

14

6:30pm - 9:00pm

984 Barren Ridge Rd.
Fishersville, VA 22939

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Edith J Carrier Arboretum Arbor - Winter Carriage Rides

Enjoy a romantic carriage ride with your loved one at the Edith J. Carier Arbroetum. Contact the arboretum directly for more information contact (540)-568-3194 or ejcarboretum@jmu.edu.

FEB

15-17

780 University Blvd
Harrisonburg

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Karaoke Night at Bluestone Vineyards

Dust off those vocal chords and get ready for Bluestone Vineyards first ever Karaoke Night! Taking place in the tasting room, a karaoke machine will be set up and ready for you. Bring friends, pack some food to share, and enjoy an evening at the vineyard.

FEB

15

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Bluestone Vineyard
4828 Spring Creek Rd.
Bridgewater, VA 22812

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Cheese Making Class - JMD Farm Market & Garden Center

Make this Winter season extra rich and creamy by treating yourself and your favorite relatives to a cheesemaking class and wine & cheese tasting at JMD Garden Center on February 16 from 1-4 p.m. We will start class by covering the basics of cheesemaking before launching into a recipe for buttery farmers cheese. After that, we'll master the art of making mascarpone before finishing with a quick lesson on making homemade cheese dip--from scratch!

Before the afternoon is over, we'll sit and enjoy a tasting of over a dozen artisan cheeses matched with honey, fruits and local wine and ciders. During the tasting, we'll talk about the effects of age, milk type and microbial activity. Finally, we'll send you home with recipes, your own mini cheese wheel and an unbeatable winter memory.

FEB

16

1:00pm - 4:00pm

27 Niswander Rd
Staunton, VA 24401

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"Measure of Grace" Farm Meal with Chef Laura Bon Cash - JMD Farm Market & Garden Center




Farm to Table meal inspired by some amazing chefs at a sustainable restaurant in Boulder, UT - Hell's Backbone Grill & Farm and favorite go-to's for Chef Laura Bon Cash. Join us for farm to table dinner inspired by "Measure of Grace" and "This Immeasurable Place" Cookbooks. Menu will be based on JMD Farm produce and meats and recipes from both cookbooks great for the Winter season! Enjoy 4 course meal of Jalapeno/Avocado Soup, Shaved Fennel & Citrus Salad, Local Beef Braised with Farm Greens over Buttery Polenta and finish with Chocolate Chili Pot and Creme Brulee combo! Limited Seating, Tickets include glass of wine.



FEB

23

6:00pm - 8:30pm

27 Niswander Rd
Staunton, VA 24401

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Jazz of Yesteryear - Rockbridge Vineyard




Winter Uncorked with Amanda Baxter & Joanna Bening. Amanda Baxter accompanying the talented and versatile Joanna Bening. Joanna will sing jazz standards of yesteryear, some sultry blues and more. Join us for a mellow afternoon of wine tasting and smooth tunes.



FEB

24

1:00pm - 4:00pm

35 Hillview Lane
Raphine, VA

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Edith J Carrier Arboretum Arbor - Winter Tree Identification Workshop


They all look the same without their leaves, don't they? Join Sustainability Matters and Edith J. Carrier Arboretum for a guided walk and ID primer by Virginia State Forester Jordan Herring. We'll learn how to recognize trees by bark, buds, leaf scars and other characteristics. There'll be time for Q&A and chat in the Frances Plecker Education Center afterward. Bring your own lunch if you would like (can be left in the FPEC during the walk); light fare and beverages will be provided.

FEB

27

12:00pm - 1:30pm

780 University Blvd
Harrisonburg

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61st Annual Highland Maple Festival Kick-off at Laurel Fork Sapsuckers Sugar Camp

Bettina Ring, the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, will be tapping a few maple tress to kick off the 61st annual Highland Maple Festival (March 9-10 and 16-17, 2019). This event is to honor the maple producers who continue to keep this heritage alive and raise awareness to the growing maple industry within Virginia. Event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to stop by the Curly Maple in downtown Monterey after the event for a special lunch menu honoring Virginia maple syrup.

FEB

28

11:00am

Laurel Fork Sapsuckers
10677 Mountain Turnpike, Clay Hise Ln, Hightown, VA 24465

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