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The Plains Farmers Market will open April 27

Opening Day
Archwood Green Barns
Sunday, April 27, 2008
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Intersection of I-66 (exit 31) & Rt. 245
The Plains, Virginia
Spring is here, and so are your favorite vendors! It's time to come back for
a visit with local farmers and artisans at the Archwood Green Barns Farmers'
Market. Many of your favorite, weekly vendors will be back for another season, and we've added some fresh excitement as well! New farms are joining in on a regular basis, and include a local winery, a lavendar farm and a greenhouse with wonderful potted plants. Read on to see who peaks your interest, then make your plans to visit with us on the 27th. Additional events are always being planned, and more vendors are making arrangements, so please call for further details.

Join us for our grand opening and visit with the following farms and businesses:

Rogers Ford Farm Winery
Sumerduck, Virginia
A new vendor this year, Rogers Ford Farm Winery is a family owned winery established in 1980. They have been growing their own grapes for over 20 years, and producing 10 varieties of wine from their crops. With that kind of experience, you're sure to find something to please even the pickiest of palettes! Come by for a taste, then pick a bottle to take home and enjoy with friends and family!

Hidden Views Farm
Nokesville, Virginia
Alpaca products will be the centerpiece of this farm's table. Fiber
products, carded fiber and felted alpaca treasures will be for sale inside, or you can meet the producers themselves in front of the barn. Baked goods made with the farm's fresh eggs and vegetables will be available, as well as homemade egg noodles, fruit pies (in season), yummy cookies and delicious baked breads. Stop by to shop, and be sure to pick up a quick snack for the kids, and a coffee for yourself! Feel free to visit the farm's website, www.hvfarmalpacas.com, for more information.

The Orchid Station
Barboursville, Virginia
This family-owned and operated business supplies all your orchid needs, including blooming orchid plants, ceramic pots and planting medium. Bring in your birthday gift list and take home the perfect gift for family, friends and co-workers. Don't forget Mother's Day! This is one gift that will be appreciated for many years to come!

VanDer Woude Hill Farm
Catlett, Virginia
The VanDer Woude Hill Farm raises Nubian Goats, Highland Cattle and natural free range eggs. They have shorn wool from Cotswold sheep, natural spun yarn, raw wool and custom, hand-made sweaters, socks and other items. This year there is a bounty of natural raw honey. For donation, they can provide home-made cheese from their Nubian Goat's milk and freshly made yogurt. Come visit for a sample, and take home the perfect appetizer for your Sunday brunch!

Midtrees Farm
Bealton, Virginia
Midtrees will be back offering our fresh and frozen locally grown beef and eggs. Our cattle are grown the old-fashion way, eating the grass of the land. Come and taste the difference!

Welsh Gardens
Warrenton, Virginia
An exciting new vendor for this season, Welsh Gardens will be joining us with something a little different. Naturally grown lavender and fresh cut flowers will be available, as well as a growing line of lavender products. Your Lifestyle, Our Earth, Welsh Gardens.

Dromore Designs & Celtic Rootes
Charlottesville, Virginia
A wide variety of exotic items await you on the McGregor's table.
Hand-made jewelry, crafted from semi-precious and native stones will be available. Most of the stones are cut and polished by hand, and many are native stones of Virginia. If jewelry isn't your thing, peruse the hand made knives by Malcolm. The handles are made from exotic woods that are high density and resistant to water. Most of the woods are from the Everglades, but you will also find woods from Brazil, and Ebony from Africa. The blades are high carbon steel from antique tools and swords. Everything offered is a unique art form, as well as utilitarian and functional.

The Green Thumb
Sumerduck, Virginia
Find all your plant needs with this new vendor! Browse through the abundance of plants grown with Virginia's climate in mind. Vegetable, flowers, shrubs, herbs, hanging baskets, perennials and bedding plants are all available to satisfy your own "green thumb."

Janice's Gourds
Marshall, Virginia
Decorated gourds, gourd bird houses and gourd gift cards will be featured at this stand. Janice grows, dries and crafts her own gourds. Stop by and pick out a uniquely crafted gourd for yourself and as a gift for your backyard birds, friends and family.

Virginia Lamb
Berryville, Virginia
Fresh local lamb makes every dish taste better. You're invited to taste
the difference! Virginia Lamb offers all natural, humanely raised lamb cuts and lamb sausage. Orders are currently being accepted. To find out more about their product selection, please visit www.virginialamb.com.

FireLizard Bamboo
Dumfries, Virginia
Lucky Bamboo plant arrangements designed to please in unique ceramic pots and glass vases. Asian, African and Retro Decor is available for your home or office. And don't forget those special people on your birthday list. After all, couldn't everyone use just a little more luck?

The CheeseCake Garden
Dumfries, Virginia
The Cheesecake Garden specializes in gourmet cheesecakes - sweet & savory, mini desserts and traditional cakes. Try our "Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick" dipped in Belgian Chocolate. Dessert platters, menu planning for your next party/function, dessert parties, wedding party favors and more are available. As always, you will find the perfect elegant dessert made from the freshest ingredients.

C. Hess Orchard & Produce
Martinsburg, West Virginia
Fresh fruit and vegetables abound under the tents of this farm. You can try multiple varieties of apples, pears and peaches, as well as your favorite tomatoes, peppers, squashes and more. And you never have to worry about whether your family will like a new variety of fruit, as everything is available to taste and try before you buy!

Tanglewood Farm
Delaplane, Virginia
It's time to shop for the four legged family members on your list! Hand-baked, all natural dog treats are just the beginning! Horse treats, catnip pillows and much more await the animal enthusiast at this farm's display. And when you are all through playing with your favorite family members, be sure to take home some sweet smelling soap for yourself. Many wonderful combinations and scents will be available for a little personal TLC!

Salsa Las Glorias
The Plains, Virginia
Enjoy the home-made Salsas and authentic Mexican food lovingly prepared by Lilly. You can't beat a hot lunch of chile rellenos, fried beans, tamales or salsa. Take home a bag of fresh chips with tasty salsa for your dinner party, and a flan for dessert. Your taste buds will thank you!

Dream Acres
Midland, Virginia
A brief description of this farm's products would be totally unrealistic! Fresh milk, home-made butter, free-range eggs, goat cheese and vegetables are just the beginning. Home canned vegies like Grandmother used to make, sweet jellies, fudge and candy, and baked goods will be available as singles or put together in beautiful gift boxes. Come browse the selection and pick out something delicious to take home. Find everything you need to make your families Sunday dinner perfect! Special orders are always welcome!
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