This month the spotlight is on Granny’s Kitchen, a new food truck vendor in Isle of Wight County featuring neo-southern cuisine. Chef Daniel and Scott Horne got rolling just in time to participate in the Genuine Smithfield & Isle of Wight County Restaurant Week, January 30-February 7. We highlighted an upcoming Biologicals workshop, a recent tour of the Clover Power Plant, the revised Equine Services Directory, and a STEM competition taking place at Isle of Wight County Schools.

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This month the spotlight is on Zuni Tree & Alpaca Farm. Economic Development staff visited owners Shirley and Ron Nelson just before the farm opened for the season. They sold out early this year, so remember to check with them just after Thanksgiving next year. Paul D. Camp Community College and WHRO just partnered to launch a new workforce development initiative. We also celebrated ribbon cuttings for Toland Chiropractic Wellness Center’s expansion and relocation and the arrival of a new Virginia ABC store at the Eagle Harbor Shopping Center. All this and more…Inside the Isle.

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This time of the year we all get excited because the weather turns cooler and everything feels like Christmas. And, there’s no place that feels more like Christmas than Zuni Tree & Alpaca Farm. We recently went out to visit Shirley and Ron Nelson, owners, and chatted with them about the cut-your-own Christmas trees they offer. When we drove up Shirley greeted us with a warm welcoming smile and told us to hop on the golf cart and she would take us for a spin around the over eight acres of trees.

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