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M&S 30-Minute Getaways

Posted on January 18, 2013 by Miller and Smith Blog Team

Featured Community: Madison CrescentOne of the great joys of living at Madison Crescent in Gainesville, VA is having access to amazing foods. Not only is Harris Teeter within walking distance, Wegmans is less than a mile away. There’s also a secret gem that foodies and fans of the eat local movement are sure to love located about 30-minutes away. Ayrshire Farm, in Upperville, Virginia, is a certified organic farm specializing in rare breeds of livestock and heirloom fruits and vegetables. As you can see from the photos on their Farm Family Album , Ayrshire Farm is a warm, friendly kind of place and a great stop on any food-lovers tour of the area. (Source for all photos: important part of buying local is purchasing fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats when they are in season. When buying local, you eliminate the environmental damage caused by shipping foods thousands of miles and your food dollar goes directly to the local farmer and small businesses. In addition, your family will be able to enjoy the health benefits of eating fresh, unprocessed foods. With a visit to Ayrshire Farm, you might even be inspired to try new foods and experiment with seasonal recipes. Or, you may want to try Hunter’s Head Tavern, the authentic English Pub it supplies right down the road in Upperville.To learn more about Ayrshire Farm, visit and check out its events page for a great reason to visit soon.