Eat Local at the Farm

We are so excited to have delicious pizza served up by Marcos Pizza and small-batch hard ciders poured by Sage Bird Ciderworks here at our annual Virginia Pumpkin Festival, October 14-15 and October 21-22!

Located at 325 N Liberty St, Sage Bird Ciderworks is Harrisonburg’s first cidery and uses locally sourced fruit and flavors to produce small-batch, hand-crafted hard cider. After six years of continuous practice and education, they opened up shop in 2020 and are now able to share their award-winning ciders with the community.

Marcos Pizza is new to Harrisonburg, but they’ve been making authentic slices since 1978. We are happy to have them here in our community. They have one location at 1168 Virginia Ave Ste 102 and another location coming soon. Come enjoy a hot, gooey slice of pizza here at the farm!

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Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate

Sip Into Fall with Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate

As the leaves turn golden and the air carries a slight chill, it’s time to welcome the cozy flavors of fall. Ditch the high prices at the coffee shop and opt for a homemade experience that won’t break the bank. The Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate recipe is easy to make. With just a handful of ingredients, you can create a decadent treat that rivals any professional barista’s creation.

What you need:

  • Pumpkin Purée
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Milk
  • Heavy Cream
  • Whipped Cream (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, milk, and heavy cream.
  2. Stir until the ingredients are well mixed and heat the mixture over medium heat.
  3. Once the mixture starts to boil, add in the white chocolate chips.
  4. Stir until the white chocolate has completely melted.
  5. Pour mixture into your favorite mug, top with a dollop of whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar, and enjoy!

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Watermelon Salsa

It’s watermelon season, folks! We love this sweet and spicy salsa made with fresh watermelon. Make some and serve it up at your next summer barbeque.

What you’ll need:

  • zest from 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ground black pepper
  • 3 cups watermelon, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 8 basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • tortilla chips

To make:

Add zest, juice, sugar, and pepper to a bowl and stir. Add the remaining ingredients and gently toss. Chill in the fridge. Serve with chips and enjoy!

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Blackberry Lavender Icebox Cake

Sara from Wingredients shared this delicious summer recipe with us here at the farm. Creamy and fruity, this is the perfect dessert to end any meal!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 packages of graham crackers
  • 10oz blackberry preserves (available in the Country Store)
  • 5-6 springs of lavender
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

To make the lavender syrup:  Add the granulated sugar, the lavender sprigs, and 1 cup of water to a saucepan and heat on medium until the sugar dissolves. Strain out the lavender.

Make the whipped cream: Beat the heavy cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar until soft peaks form.

In a rimmed baking dish, layer whipped cream, jam, and graham crackers dipped in the lavender syrup. Refrigerate overnight and serve.

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Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Nothing says summer like fresh-squeezed lemonade. Come cool off with an ice-cold glass from the Country Store! We are also serving up fruit slushies and canned drinks to help you enjoy the sizzlin’ summer.

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