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Patti’s Place (Patti’s) is a marketplace and educational center located on Laurel Grove Wine Farm.

3178 LAUREL GROVE RD, WINCHESTER VA 22602
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, 10am-5pm
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540-627-5865


OUR MISSION

Patti’s Place aims to reconnect people with their food and each other, ultimately leading to healthier communities and a healthier planet.  

To achieve this goal, Patti’s Place will primarily function as:   

  1. A grocery retail location for high-quality local produce and meats – and of course wine 
  2. A community educational center for traditional crafts, timeless skills, and regenerative farming practices; and 
  3. A local gathering place for small meetings and get-togethers. 

About Regenerative Agriculture

Patti’s Place, the brainchild of Laurel Grove Wine Farm, espouses the same core values of environmental stewardship, unparalleled quality, and community mindedness. It serves as a focal point for LGWF to engage more effectively with the local community, health-focused customers, and other regenerative producers from around the United States.   

Regenerative Agriculture is a philosophy and approach to land management.  Regenerative agriculture asks us to think about how all aspects of agriculture are connected through a web—a network of entities who grow, enhance, exchange, distribute, and consume goods and services—instead of a linear supply chain. It’s about farming and ranching in a style that nourishes people and the earth, with specific practices varying from grower to grower and from region to region. There’s no strict rule book, but the holistic principles behind the dynamic system of regenerative agriculture are meant to restore soil and ecosystem health and leave our land, waters, and climate in better shape for future generations.  Regenerative growers foster and protect relationships—between people, lands, waterbodies, livestock, wildlife, and microbial life in soil.   

A key difference between regenerative and organic agriculture is that organic farms are tied to a set of rules established by the government regarding inputs and farming practices, where regenerative agriculture is not bound by rules but by a commitment to improving soil health and the overall quality and health of the land and, leaving it better for the next generation. There are currently a handful of NGOs who offer Regenerative Certification but there is no uniform definition or standard between them.  The product of both approaches is a healthier, more nutritious product. 

Our Meeting Space

Patti’s Place includes space where small groups can gather for meetings or lunches serving prepared foods and coffee from our store surrounded by the bucolic countryside. Patti’s Place will also have a communal table for guests inside during the winter and some outdoor seating in the warmer months.   People will be able to sit and enjoy a pre-prepared meal, get some farm goods to take back home, and, of course, some wineThere are gardens for people to enjoy, a library of books to peruse, and a natural playground for children to enjoyThe intended store hours are Thursday – Sunday 10-5pm. 

Upcoming EVents & Workshops

Education at Patti’s Place plays a key role in the mission investing in and fostering community. Patti’s will serve as an educational center for traditional skills and regenerative farming best practices. Patti’s will host classes in the markets’ workshop room with a focus on crafting and soil health/farming. The crafting classes will include skills such as knitting, quilting, canning, pickling, rendering lard, and making soapFarming classes will include content on regenerative practices, guest speakers, seminars, and hopefully some farmer brainstorming sessions. 

Farm Crawl

June 8, 9:00AM-5:00PM

Spend a day exploring Frederick County’s finest in local farms and homesteads. You will get to participate in farm related activities, sample local farm fare, tour each farm, and get to know your local farmers! Each farm or homestead will have their own activities to offer on the day of the event, which may include farm products for sale, tours, Q&A’s, demos, exclusive CSA sign ups, and maybe even a hayride or two.

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PAST EVENTS

Soil Health and Sheep School

March 21-23, 2024

Learn the practices to be a low cost, high profit sheep producer while improving your land!

THE HISTORY OF PATTI’S PLACE

The history of Patti’s Place starts with owners Jaclyn and Dustin MommenIn 2021, Jaclyn and Dustin put their dynamic passions together and, after years of searching for land, purchased the farm in Winchester, VA in 2021. That land, now Laurel Grove Wine Farm and Patti’s Place, are the ongoing effort to realize their vision of an exquisite vineyard, regenerative farm, storefront, and community gathering space. 

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Paying respect to the land, community, and people who form the foundation of this business, Patti’s Place is named for the late wife of Gary Williams, the previous owner of the land and an integral part of the journey. His wife Patti, who passed away in January 2020 was, like Gary, born and raised in Winchester, Virginia. She devoted her life to service and care of others, first and foremost as a mother and wife, but also through her life’s work, first as a nurse and then at the Frederick County Sheriff’s office for 27 years prior to her passing. In her tenure at the Sheriff’s Office, she worked in Patrol, Investigations, and most recently as Coordinator of the Community Connections program. She and her memory are critical to the story of Laurel Grove and we celebrate her-both her grit and the love that she and Gary shared- of this land and of each other. 

Driven by years of practicing exceptional environmental habits, Jaclyn dug into studying all-natural viticulture practices and soil health to learn the whys and hows of growing food more in sync with natural systems.  Years of research into US vineyards and viticulture brought the Shenandoah Valley to Jaclyn’s attention; selecting its location due to favorable weather and geographical conditions for terrior-driven, high-quality wines and its close proximity to Washington D.C.; an emerging “Best U.S. City for Food” that appreciates farm-to-fork establishments.  Her MBA in Hospitality Management and MAT in Secondary Education have been critical in helping her develop the viability of this project and in planning the process towards execution and completion.   Ultimately the vineyard and market garden, will be polycultures with animal integration and no synthetic chemical applications.   

Patti’s Place at Laurel Grove Wine Farm, will promote the same core values as LGWF of environmental stewardship, unparalleled quality, and community mindedness through the sale of products embracing regenerative practices, hosting classes focused on using and reusing available resources, and providing a space for like-minded individuals to gather and share knowledge and community.   

Patti’s Place is a local chapter for Dan Kitteridge’s’ Bio-nutrient Food Association and is also an ambassador site for the VABF – Virginia Association of Biological Farming.  

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