American chestnut

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With a population that doesn’t quite break 1,000 and few enough restaurants that one can count them on one’s fingers, it’s safe to say that Meadowview, Va., is a small town. But when it comes to American chestnuts, Meadowview is a big name. Read more


General excellence

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Located where the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains pinch Virginia to its narrowest point, Meadowview once was an agricultural center. The railroad’s arrival in 1856 opened the remote part of the state to commerce. Read more


  • Drink local

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    Drink local

    In nearby Abingdon, Va., brewer Drake Scott incorporates local ingredients in some of the Wolf Hill Brewery beers available at Harvest Table Restaurant.

  • Bee happy

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    Bee happy

    Everything in Meadowview Farmers' Guild General Store, including honey, is local—or at least from Virginia.

  • In the field

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    In the field

    Samantha Eubanks oversees the farm that supplies Harvest Table Restaurant with much of its produce.

  • From the source

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    From the source

    Rich wood tones complement the carefully prepared, locally sourced food that comes out of the kitchen at Harvest Table Restaurant.

  • Bucking a trend

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    Bucking a trend

    Meadowview Farmers’ Guild General Store and Harvest Table Restaurant opened in 2008. The operation bucked the cheap, easy, and mass-produced economic trend.

  • General excellence

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    General excellence

    One of the things clerk Nancy Brooks, left, and store manager Catie Coulthard love about Meadowview Farmers’ Guild General Store is the old building it’s in.