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Nearby Charlottesville, Virginia, is home to rock star Dave Matthews's winery Blenheim Vineyards (tours by appointment; blenheimvineyards.com) and farm Best of What's Around (BOWA), as well as great restaurants. At Hamiltons' at First & Main, chef Jeanette Peabody prepares modern American cuisine highlighting BOWA produce. 101 W. Main St., Charlottesville; 434-295-6649.
Side note: In an F&W article, Dave Matthews discussed using BOWA produce to make this casserole at home.
Photo courtesy of Kirsten Strecker.
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