You may already be aware that our pastry chef, Courtney McDonald, and her husband and our executive chef, Eric Alexander, bought five acres out on Mt. Vernon Rd. a few years ago. The place was a working farm, but they’ve overtime to make many improvements. Their farm is incredibly productive: they have a large vegetable garden, orchards and they are raising lambs and pigs. Carpe Vino benefits from having first crack at much of what they grow. Courtney and Eric have taken farm to fork to a whole new level. . .they’ve elevated it to farm to job.
And, starting Mother’s Day (May 8), they’ll be open on Sundays through January from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. selling whatever is in season on their farm at 9140 Mt. Vernon Rd. For their opening weekend, they’ll be offering cut flowers, rhubarb, fava beans and garden plant starts. It won’t be long and they’ll have olallieberries (Google it), cherries, plums and summer produce.