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Chef Spotlight: Matthew Adams, The Red Hen

By on Jun 13, 2018 in BLOG | 0 comments

Located in Lexington, VA, The Red Hen is a farm-to-table restaurant committed to elevating local ingredients. We caught up with Chef Matthew Adams to learn more about his background and culinary philosophy. Tell me about the philosophy at The Red Hen as it relates to your menu development. I know creating menus with seasonal ingredients is important. How do you go...

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Vendor Spotlight: Phantom Hill Farms

By on May 31, 2018 in BLOG | 0 comments

This week, we caught up with Kathryn Hanks of Phantom Hill Farms. We recently began offering Phantom Hill produce on our Cavalier Homegrown list. Hanks and Chris Pohl, launched Phantom Hill in 2015 with the goal of providing fresh, affordable, and naturally grown produce for folks around Louisa, Virginia. 1. Tell me about the origins of Phantom Hill Farm. What made...

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Vendor Spotlight: JQ Dickinson Saltworks

By on Apr 26, 2018 in BLOG | 0 comments

Finishing salts are beloved by chefs, and JQ Dickinson Saltworks in Malden, WV makes one of their favorites. Restaurants like Husk in Charleston and Zynoda and The Shack right here in Virginia feature JQ Dickinson products on their menus. We caught up with co-owner Nancy Bruns to find out what makes their salt so special. Your salt is a favorite among chefs. What...

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Chef Spotlight: Kyle Krieger, Les Cochon D’or

By on Apr 11, 2018 in BLOG | 0 comments

We caught up with Chef Kyle Krieger of Les Cochon d’Or (The Golden Pigs), located in downtown Hot Springs, VA to find out about the chef’s background as an apprentice at the Greenbrier, his process in the kitchen at LCdO, and his advice for young chefs in this week’s Chef Spotlight. Tell me about getting your start apprenticing at The Greenbrier....

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Spring Produce Preview 2018

By on Mar 19, 2018 in BLOG | 0 comments

The groundhog may have seen his shadow last month, but spring is officially here, and we couldn’t be more excited about some of the great spring produce we have to work with! Here are five items from the Cavalier Homegrown list to look forward to in the coming weeks: Morel Mushrooms, coming from West Virginia and local sources Ranging in color from light brown...

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Vendor Spotlight: Sorghum Sauce, LLC

By on Mar 9, 2018 in BLOG | 0 comments

Ian Boden is the award-winning chef at The Shack in Staunton, VA. We’ve been supplying The Shack with fresh produce for years, and when we learned that Boden was releasing a line of his own sorghum-based hot sauce and bbq sauce, we were very excited to give it a try. We caught up with Boden to find out what inspired the line, how to use it, and how he balances...

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