Both this restaurant and the personal chef both support the Buy Fresh Buy Local initiative and serve locally grown items when in season and available.
Both are located in Berryville. Please call ahead or visit their websites for more information.
Bon Matin Restaurant
1 East Main Street
Open Mon – Fri, 8 AM to 3 PM
Sat, 8 AM to 2:30 PM
Sun, 9:30 AM to 2 PM
DiscoverOurTown.com describes small town Bon Matin as having “a great selection of tempting deserts, cakes, cookies, brownies” as well as “a variety of café style items.”
It should. Bon Matin is owned by its chief pastry chef, Jean-Francois Martin, and his concoctions are said to be both visual and culinary works of arts. It sits right next door to a competitor of sorts, Jane’s Lunch, open since 1943 and now operating under the care of the 3rd generation family-owner. Apparently, their competition is of the small-town and friendly variety, as WAMU describes Berryville residents as routinely grabbing a pastry from Bon Matin to take next door for coffee at Jane’s.
Just this week, Bon Matin opened a 5-week photography exhibit by Lillian Ledford and Kathleen Lowe.
Bon Matin maintains an up-to-date and interesting Facebook page where potential customers can check on the day’s specials.
Sandy Cooks, Personal Chef
404 Lindsay Court
Sandy Gallagher, owner of Sandy Cooks, offers a variety of services for people too busy to cook, yet interested in the health and taste benefits of fresh, local food.
In summary and per her website, she categorizes her services as:
• Standard Meal Service
This is astoundingly complete. For her fee, she includes menu planning, grocery shopping/farm pick-up, meal preparations and cooking for five meals, to serve four people. The total cost is her fee in addition to the cost of the groceries. For an additional fee, she will adapt the shopping and cooking to allow for different dietary restrictions.
• Event Services
Event services include “dinner parties, brunches, bridals teas,” and other situations where Sandy will cook for your social event.
• Farmer’s Market Breakfasts
Apparently, Sandy’s breakfasts are enticing enough to be used by the Clarke County Farmer’s Market as a lure. During her Farmer’s Markets stints, she also offers “Fresh Fruit Smoothies” and fresh-squeezed lemonade.
2010 Shenandoah Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local newsletter, Virginia Cooperative