Just a few miles off busy Interstate 81 in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia is stretch of quiet and peaceful rural farmland. Interstate 81 is the main highway and corridor that takes hundreds of travelers between the northern and southern states in the Eastern part of this country. We took a side trip off the interstate to a country store deep in the heart of Old Order Mennonite farmland near Dayton, Virginia. It is a different lifestyle. Continue reading
Occasionally I have buttermilk left over from a recipe–and look for ways to use it up. Here’s a solution. This homemade dressing has plenty of zip and zing for a fresh lettuce salad.
When the farmer’s market is the farm you know the produce will be good. Just picked from the garden, the vegetables and fruit are fresh. This is the way to purchase corn on the cob. It is best when picked and eaten the same day. Our family is scattered all over the country. When we return home to the Shenandoah Valley, this local farm’s produce stand is something we always seek out.