Mark has taught guitar privately since 1983. In addition to having previously taught at James Madison University and Bridgewater College, he is currently on the faculty of Blue Ridge Community College as well as Eastern Mennonite University where he teaches all levels of guitar. Mark is also a member of Kaman Music’s Key Player Program. He has studied with some of the most respected and influential guitarists in the country including Andrew York, Tim Reynolds, John Abercrombie.
Kraken Cakes will be joining us this year at the August 5, 2018 Wine and Oyster Festival On Sunny Slope Farm in support of the Artisan Center of Virginia. Come on out to taste their food as well as wine from 10 other Shenandoah Valley Virginia Wineries.
Kraken Cakes was started in 2015. It began as a way to spend some time with my mom, and then I realized that I love baking, decorating, and being able to feed people delicious noms.
I chose the name Kraken Cakes because I love the ocean, and mythological lore.
Not just cakes!
Kraken Cakes isn’t just for the cakes! I create different confections for all occasions and even the most important pup in your life. Check out our cakes, desserts, candies, and cupcakes. If there is something you are interested in and don’t see it, please send us an email!
We also offer cake decorating classes and a multi-use space for parties and tastings.
Created just for you
I look forward to creating something spectacular for you!
Mashita will be joining us this year at the August 5, 2018 Wine and Oyster Festival On Sunny Slope Farm in support of the Artisan Center of Virginia. Come on out to taste their food as well as wine from 10 other Shenandoah Valley Virginia Wineries.
Readers of the Daily News Record and Rocktown Weekly agree: Mashita means Delicious!
Winner: Best Food Truck in Shenandoah region by Virginia Living Magazine 2017 & 2018
Mashita features Korean inspired dishes that accommodate all; including those with gluten-free & vegetarian preferences.
Taj of India will be joining us this year at the August 5, 2018 Wine and Oyster Festival On Sunny Slope Farm in support of the Artisan Center of Virginia. Come on out to taste their food as well as wine from 10 other Shenandoah Valley Virginia Wineries.
WE HAVE THE BEST AUTHENTIC FOOD AROUND AND AN ATMOSPHERE TO MATCH
Try us and you’ll be convinced! Our recipes are authentic and time-tested. The ingredients are always fresh. The result? A menu that bursts with flavor.
Let’s talk service. We have it in spades. Our dedicated staff is attentive and knowledgeable. Did we mention friendly? When you dine with us, you’re always in good hands.
Stop in the next time you’re in the neighborhood and enjoy an old favorite. or, discover a new one. Either way, we’ll treat you to a dining experience that’s unparalleled.
Paella Perfecta will be joining us this year at the August 5, 2018 Wine and Oyster Festival On Sunny Slope Farm in support of the Artisan Center of Virginia. Come on out to taste their food as well as wine from 10 other Shenandoah Valley Virginia Wineries.
Unique Spanish Cuisine
Welcome to Paella Perfecta, a little corner of Spain right in the Shenandoah Valley. We’re proud to provide you with the superior service and the most authentic homemade Spanish cuisine around. Follow us on Facebook to see where our food trailer is next. We are available for private events such as wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthdays anniversaries, and graduations. From start to finish, you’re sure to enjoy unparalleled tapas and paella. Relax Spanish style and enjoy a dish of paella rich with the complex flavors of smoked paprika, saffron, lemon, and garlic: ¡Paella Perfecta!
We only use quality ingredients in all our dishes. The finest seafood, Pork, chicken, and produce are the keys to our Delicious Paella. You can taste the difference for yourself.
Our story began over 25 years ago when we started cooking Paella for our friends and family. We opened our catering and food truck business with a vision to bring a new dimension to fine food in the area and elevate traditional Spanish cuisine.
Paella Perfecta opening was a family dream come true. Margo lived in Spain and tasted and prepared the unique and locally sourced cuisine that has been eaten for generations. Now Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley will be able to enjoy the traditional flavors of paella and Spain.
Vine and Grape Kitchen / Hops Kitchen will be joining us this year at the August 5, 2018 Wine and Oyster Festival On Sunny Slope Farm in support of the Artisan Center of Virginia. Come on out to taste their food as well as wine from 10 other Shenandoah Valley Virginia Wineries.
Vine and Grape Kitchen / Hops Kitchen’s cuisine can be described as the culmination of the tastes, smells, and sights that I experienced traveling and living in Southeast Asia, Central America, Southern Florida, New Mexico, Colorado, Ohio, and now Virginia. My years spent as head chef for several large resorts including, Taos Ski Valley(Taos, New Mexico) and The Boardwalk (Put In Bay, Ohio), have sharpened my tools as not only a chef, but a creator. My plan as the owner and operator of Hops Kitchen is to bring my experiences and tools to the plate in order to serve you. Through my travels, I have learned that it is best to utilize the resources closest to me in order to obtain sustainability. That is why everyday I am networking with local businesses such as Basic City Beer Co., Sunrise Farms, and Purple Cow.
- What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
- See what data we have about you, if any.
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Have us delete any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
Big Island Aquaculture will be joining us this year at the August 5, 2018 Wine and Oyster Festival On Sunny Slope Farm in support of the Artisan Center of Virginia. Come on out to taste their wine as well as wine from 10 other Shenandoah Valley Virginia Wineries.
We offer the the best tasting oysters in the Chesapeake Bay
Our Big Island Oysters are grown on a beautiful, pristine body of water nestled between the York River, the Mobjack Bay and Myrtle Point Narrows.
Big Island is where a community of watermen lived and worked the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.
Professional oyster tasters refer to these oysters as the “quintessential oyster”; the perfect blend of salty, sweet and buttery. Perfect for any occasion.
Our oysters are grown sustainably in the beautiful waters surrounding Big Island, Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay.
Big Island Aquaculture is a small, family run business serving our customers with great tasting oysters, while helping sustain the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay and promoting it’s rich culture.
Our Big Island Oysters are grown on a beautiful pristine body of water nestled between the York River, the Mobjack Bay and Myrtle Point Narrows.
To this day watermen continue to fish the bountiful waters of the Mobjack around Big Island.
History tells us this special place produced oysters the watermen prized for their own private stock. They referred to these briny oysters as the best tasting in the entire bay.
Legend has it Pocahontas, Chief Powhatan, and Captain John Smith enjoyed the oysters growing along these shores, followed in later years by General George Washington, Lafayette, and other leaders of the American Revolution as they laid siege to the British across the river in Yorktown.
Today, professional oyster tasters call the Big Island Oysters the “quintessential oyster”; the perfect blend of salty, sweet and buttery. Perfect for any occasion.
So as you enjoy these quintessential oysters from Big Island Aquaculture, reflect upon the history of these waters and those who have enjoyed them before you.
Purple Wolf Vineyard will be joining us this year at the August 5, 2018 Wine and Oyster Festival On Sunny Slope Farm in support of the Artisan Center of Virginia. Come on out to taste their wine as well as wine from 10 other Shenandoah Valley Virginia Wineries.
White Oak Lavender Farm is owned and operated by the Haushalter family in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This is in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley near Massanutten Resort. We grow over 8,000 lavender plants and about 3,000 grape vines in many interesting varieties. We harvest our lavender plants in the summer to dry the flowers for buds and to extract the essential oil and hydrosol or floral water through steam distillation. We harvest our grapes in the Fall to make 11 delicious wines.
Julie Walton Haushalter began growing lavender as a hobby on the farm and soon was making products for family and friends. Next, Julie’s parents, Jim and Jessie Walton, volunteered to help harvest and make bundles for drying so that Jessie and Rick Haushalter’s mother, Margaret, could sew items such as lavender pillows, eye masks, neck wraps and lavender-filled sock monkeys. It wasn’t long before they were off to the Downtown Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market to sell their products! In addition to products being offered year- round online and at the farm store, products are available April – December on Saturdays at the Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market.
The farm has been open to the public since 2008 and has grown into a popular year-round agritourism venue. We offer a wine tasting experience, tours, lectures, classes, a petting area and a lovely lavender gift shop.
As CEO, (Chief Experience Officer) Julie’s life experiences and career path has influenced her commitment to helping others become more aware of ways in which to manage the effects of stress on the body and spirit at White Oak Lavender Farm. Our theme, Color My World Purple, is focused on how the farm and our products can bring hope, love, encouragement and peace to the world. Check out the many classes, labyrinth workshops and farm tours that are available!
Rebecca Haushalter Frakes, daughter of Rick and Julie, also works full time in the family business as the farm operations manager. After graduating from Virginia Tech in Hospitality and Tourism from the Pamplin School of Business, she invested several years learning the wine industry. She interned in Napa Valley and then worked as a manager at CrossKeys Vineyard. She has since planted several thousand vines on the family farm and now manages our tasting room called The Purple WOLF Vineyard! You can often find her husband, Matt volunteering as a Tasting Specialist!
Our winemaker, Randy Phillips is the owner of Cave Ridge Vineyards in Mt. Jackson, VA. Randy has over 25 years of experience in winemaking and is well renowned in the Virginia region. Randy makes our wines from grapes on our estate, his estate or sourced in the Shenandoah Valley. We are continuously developing new combinations of grapes and lavender types for new and exciting flavors! We all enjoy this, as someone has to do all the flavor testing!
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thur. Additional: 7:00 PM -9:00 PM
Tours and Meetings can be schedule on Contact Page.
ON SUNNY SLOPE FARM
1000 Erickson Ave
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
1672 Sunny Slope Lane
Harrisonburg, VA 22801