Lunch At The Farm

January 12, 2012

Does this photo look like the weather is hot or cold?


How about this one?


This one?


Sure looks like 20* at times, but it’s HOT outside! Or, rather, not cold! A glorious 61* and warm enough for some outdoor dining with my girl Faith!


We walked to lunch together at a new shop called The Farm, opened by our family friend Bill Davies. It’s a gourmet grocery and café all in one.


Small but cozy and warm inside, we browsed through and selected brie + apple baguettes for lunch



This was so good!! Brie, apple, arugula, and honey on Albemarle Baking Baguette


I had more apple on the side along with some kettle chips and a lemonade


Faith and I agreed the visit felt like we were on vacation!


My workout this morning was a bit wimpy, but that was to be expected. I’ve got a few hours of work to do this afternoon. But I’m hoping to squeeze in one more walk – just because this weather will not stick!

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1 Kimberly January 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Looks delicious! Is it really only 2.50 and 3.50 for sandwiches!?


2 KathEats January 12, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I think they were both $3.50, but yes. They were pretty tiny though!


3 Kimberly January 12, 2012 at 3:29 pm

oops looked like a 2 in the first one, but I think maybe that’s the shelf blocking it. Even for a small sandwich, good price! You can’t even get some movie theater popcorn for that anymore. I’m jealous of all the cute lil places you always go to.


4 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! January 12, 2012 at 3:31 pm

What a cute little cafe! I love local hole in the wall places like that! I would have loved that sandwich paninied!


5 Gayle Davies January 14, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Sandwiches can be paninied at The Farm C’Ville!!


6 Krissy @ Shiawase Life January 12, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Very cute! Saw that place the other day when I was driving downtown, glad to hear it’s as awesome as it looks!!


7 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries January 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm

wow, what a beautiful day!! it LOOKS warm here, but it’s a only a mere 30-something degrees. looks like a cute little restaurant!


8 Chloe (In Fine Feather) January 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm

That sandwich looks great, I’ll have to pick up some supplies to make that for my lunch next week!


9 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Those baguette’s look delicious! When I travel for work (and can expense it to a client ;)) I always get a Balducci’s turkey, apple and brie baguette at JFK. Deeelicious!


10 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot January 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm

What a cute little place! And I love that sandwich combo :)


11 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn January 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Um. Chips. I. vant. cheeps.


12 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) January 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

That place looks great!
Your weather looks like ours but I think we’re at like 65 degrees.


13 kathleen @ the daily crumb January 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

i love the apple + brie combo!

you are so lucky with the 60 degree weather… it is snowy and freezing here!


14 Lindsay @ Running the Windy City January 12, 2012 at 3:45 pm

So envious of your warm weather, Chicago is currently being hit with a snow storm. Yuck!


15 Lynda January 12, 2012 at 5:14 pm

I’m in a suburb of Chicago also, looking at all the snow that fell. Not looking forward to brushing off the car to go home! Well, it’s January so snow is expected :(


16 Karen January 12, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Suburban Chicago gal here too! It’s super slippery out on those roads this afternoon…careful folks!


17 Jen January 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I’ve always wanted to go to a cute sandwich shop like there – without driving :) What are you working on now? Enjoy that weather -it’s the completely opposite here – brrr!


18 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles January 12, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Oh my gosh…I love the look of that place! I want to move to your town! Weather sounds great and your shops look inviting! That sandwich looks out of this world! Here, the snow has turned to rain…I have one smelly wet dog to deal with! lol


19 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio January 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm

WOW— beautiful weather and awesome sandwiches!! What a great day.


20 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I love sandwiches with brie! Always delicious!


21 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Love the name “The Farm.” :) I’m a sucker for a cute little place like that.
Isn’t this weather something? It’s so nice today (so sorry I had to be inside all day and barely saw it)- but it’s supposed to SNOW tonight!? And then a weekend of 20s and 30s…. so glad I’ll be in Florida. :)


22 Blessing @ Working Mom Journal January 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Hope you feel better. The Farm looks really nice.


23 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl January 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I went outside to have a glorious sandwich, too (vegetarian chicken walnut orange wrap). Was thee best sandwich. and close to work. So now its a new score for me. Glad to hear you made it outside in the nice weather. :)


24 DeskSnacker January 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I drove by the other day and was wondering what it was. Great job promo-ing for your friend!


25 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous January 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I think I’m going to have Brie+apple on bread for dinner because yours looks so good!


26 Maren January 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm

I love dirty chips. Have you tried the Sweet Potato variety?


27 KathEats January 12, 2012 at 6:15 pm

No, but I bet they’re good!


28 Elisabeth January 13, 2012 at 1:23 am

I love their chips, too – my favorite brand :) The salt n vinegar ones are DELICIOUS!


29 Cait's Plate January 12, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Oh my goodness – I can’t believe it’s in the 60s there! I’m so jealous! That will hopefully wipe out your cold in no time :)

That place looks adorable and definitely one that I feel like I could HAPPILY get into. I love how many cute/cozy places are in the Cville area!


30 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes January 12, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Looks like a delicious sandwich! Glad to hear the weather is so nice 😀


31 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) January 12, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Your lunch sounds great! I love quaint little shops like that.


32 Johanna B January 12, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I envy your 61*. It’s 16* here. When I caught your tweet about this new post it had been up for 26 minutes. Appropriate much.


33 Allison January 12, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I’m loving the weather today! Wish I didn’t have to stay after work for a meeting, would have loved to take a walk outside [in the daylight :P]! An apple and cheese sandwich sounds great, especially on a tasty baguette…


34 Paige @ Running Around Normal January 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I’m a little jealous, as I sit here looking out the window at sideways snow. 😐


35 Kavi @ Lab to Fab! January 12, 2012 at 6:01 pm

That looks like such a cute little shop! And that sandwich combo sounds yummy!


36 JeNn January 12, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Where is this place?! I’m coming into town next Saturday?


37 KathEats January 12, 2012 at 6:22 pm

It’s across from Spudnuts – near the Pavilion. Ring a bell?


38 Molly @ RDexposed January 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Oy, we’re buried in snow! Jealous!


39 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious January 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm

What a great place. I love that more and more places are serving healthy choices. I hope to see these places someday say “millions serves” like McDonald’s. I am glad you share all of these neat places with your readers, it gives us inspiration that there are places you can go for good wholesome food.


40 Angel7 January 12, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I really like The Farm’s signage!

The baguettes look great!


41 Kelsey January 12, 2012 at 6:32 pm

mmmmmmmmm! I want a sandy!


42 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama January 12, 2012 at 7:05 pm

I hope the 60 degree temps are headed to NH!

What a cute little eatery!


43 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 12, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Glad you’re getting a “heat wave” in the middle of January. When living in cold weather climates, it’s those random out of the blue bursts of warmer weather than somehow can help you see the light at the end of the long, winter, tunnel. Good deal for you!


44 Nathalie January 12, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Oh my my! You are So lucky. Today in Canada (Ottawa), it was minus 15 celcius and icy rain and snow. I envy the nice weather in your neck of the woods 😉 Enjoy!


45 MelanieF January 13, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Yeah, here too (near Montreal (Quebec))! Not the best weather.


46 Kristen @ Change of Pace January 12, 2012 at 8:07 pm

That is my perfect lunch! The bread looks incredible!


47 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 12, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I love brie and apple together! And on a baguette just takes it to a whole new level!


48 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie January 12, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I love the grocery store + cafe combo. Quaint but gourmet!


49 Khushboo January 12, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Love the sandwich combo!


50 Hannah @ eat, drink, and save money January 13, 2012 at 7:25 am

60 degrees sounds cold to me! It was 57 here in St. Petersburg this morning and they are saying it may not get warmer than the low 60’s. That is 10 degrees below normal here. Everyone is wearing big jackets and scarves, we are so not used to cold weather!


51 Elizabeth @ Chronic Venture January 13, 2012 at 10:44 am

Heading to cville this weekend! I will definitely have to give this place a try!


52 Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf January 13, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Mmm. Apple, brie, arugula, and honey! I love a good apple-brie-arugula sandwich (though it’s been a while since I’ve had one!) but I never thought of adding honey! I need to put that back on the sandwich rotation. :)


53 Gayle Davies January 14, 2012 at 6:56 pm

The next day, The Farm C’ville had fabulous chicken salad sammy on Dakota bread at Great Harvest. <3 Sorry to miss you, Kath. Hope you are having a great weekend!


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