04/09/14 5:32 PM

Our fall hours begin this Saturday, opening an hour later: 9:00 to Noon. But the wide variety of offerings continues with many delights.


Heads Up Hydrogreens and Grace and Gratitude will have microgreens and sprouts. Taste a sample and just imagine how their fresh, nutty flavor would spruce up a salad. Both will also have late-summer veggies and herbs.

And G&G will have seedlings to start your fall garden: collards, kale, arugula, bok choy, and lettuces. These grow well in a pot or in the ground, providing a double treat of culinary use and ornamental interest.

Cukes, string and wax beans, tomatoes, squashes, peppers, potatoes, onions, melons, herbs and other summer delights are still producing at Mattawoman. Come get your fill.

See you Saturday.


The 4th annual Farm to Fork is Sunday, September 21! Buy Fresh Buy Local Hampton Roads lays out a family-friendly afternoon of local food tastings from top area chefs, local beer and wine, live music, and great camaraderie.

Several Old Beach regulars are part of the fun. At Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC), 1444 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach.

For tickets and information, see  www.buylocalhamptonroads.org.



Summer is not over yet. Two seasonal things that come to my mind are tomatoes – there is still some to be had – and grilling outdoors.

Another thing I think of is how to make sure I’m not spending all my time at the grill or in the kitchen so that I can enjoy time with my guests.

For a great appetizer or heavy hors d’oeuvres is my Tuna & Tomato Bruschetta.

This is quick and easy – and would be great to have garnished with some of the microgreens from Heads Up Hydrogreens and Grace and Gratitude.

Click here for the Tuna & Tomato Bruschetta recipe:



–    Chef Patrick Evans-Hylton

author of Dishing Up Virginia

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