Meet at Tricycle Urban Agriculture in Church Hill and jump on a bus to walk the grounds at Charlotte Acres, Tricycle’s new incubator farm. At another stop, we’ll learn more about the terroir that creates the luscious Hanover tomato from one of the county’s expert growers. We’ll then head west to a farm that supplies Ashland Meat Co. store, to James River Cellars and finish at historic Hanover Tavern for lunch. $75.
Climb aboard a bus leaving Libbie Mill-Midtown and venture inside the world and history of Hamilton Beach. Meet the creative geniuses inside the company’s on-site testing lab and tour the test kitchen with Richmond favorite Pat Schweitzer, formerly Pat of Pat and Betty of Reynold’s Wrap commercial fame. Find out what’s next in electronic wizardry. Lunch provided. $65
Skip out of work on Friday afternoon and learn how to make delectable but low ABV cocktails with Perch’s Beth Dixon and Nashville’s Holli Bishop of Sunda. Enjoy bar snacks during the demos and then enjoy your drinks over a lunch prepared by Chef Mike Ledesma. Noon to 2. $65.
Thirty years ago, Walter Bundy traveled to Duck, N.C. and realized from Blue Point Chef Sam McGann that cooking was artistic and that he could maybe make a career out of it. Shagbark Bundy and mentor McGann are together again for this four-course lunch featuring coastal cuisine. $75
Part of Fire, Flour & Fork, a gathering for the food curious, this Eat Up the Art Sunday lunch at the Lewis Home with Lewis private chef J Frank includes a tour of Frances Lewis's private art collection from Lewis curator, Jay Barrows, includes beverages. Details will be emailed. $125
Jessica Wilson joins The Broken Tulip for a Sunday Roast Lunch with three courses: a starter, aged beef roast, and a dessert, paired with vintage Bordeaux wines from Broken Tulip's stellar cellar. Nonprofit beneficiary: Tricycle Urban Ag.Choice of two seatings: 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. $95
Visit VSU’s experimental farm for a special tour and then go farther south to Browntown Farm, Virginia's small farm of the year. Herb Brown Sr. and his family have owned their farm since 1908. We'll have a family-style lunch at Browntown, featuring some of their produce and products and learn about the Brown family’s farming heritage. Duron Chavis, an urban agriculture advocate and community engagement coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will lead the tour. Therese Nelson, founder of Black Culinary History, will join us and share her research. $65.
This bus tour of stops marking civil rights history in Richmond and Virginia, including the site of the Eggleston Hotel in Jackson Ward. Neverett Eggleston III will share his family's legacy in food and at the forefront of movement. Nonprofit beneficiary: Richmond Food Justice Alliance. Lunch will be served. $55
Visit Autumn Olive Farms where the Trainum family raises heritage pork for a tour and lunch prepared by Joe Sparatta and Lee Gregory of Southbound, Ian Boden of The Shack and Bryan Hollar of Reunion Bakery with wines from Ox-Eye Vineyards. $125 inclusive.
Lunch and learn about four centuries of Virginia women in food, from the Powhatan Indians to Mary Randolph's enslaved cooks, from how tea rooms, yes tea rooms, played a role in the suffrage movement to today's female-run kitchens and farms. Our lunch at The Broad will be based on the Virginia League of Women Voters' first cookbook and the Peytonia Cookbook, owned by Maggie Walker. The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and the Virginia Museum of History and Culture will assist, too! $30. Bundle with Broad(s) by Bus for $50.