In The News
May 2018 - Shop Talk: Gentle Harvest in Marshall, Va
Set on Main Street in the tiny town of Marshall, Va., Gentle Harvest opened in 2016 with the goal of showcasing local organic products. In addition to a cheese counter carefully stocked by assistant manager Brooklynne Kiley, the self-described “Grocer-Butcher-Café” offers up a variety of farm-fresh produce, local Ayrshire Farm meats, and housemade dishes and desserts.
December 2017 - Gentle Harvest Delivers More Than "Fast Farm Food"
"That term "fast food" is uniquely applied here and actually means fast-casual fare. Gentle Harvest offers real food ingredients nothing processed, nothing artificial, nothing microwaved, simply wholesome quality foods that you would be proud to cook at home".
December 2017 - Conservation News
"Sandy Lerner is known for her generous philanthropy and her food; the delicious food served locally at Hunter’s Head Tavern in Upperville and at Gentle Harvest; her gourmet market/butcher shop, eatery, and drive-thru in Marshall. But she’s also known in a much smaller community of farmers who are leading a national movement to farm in a new (yet old), sustainable manner."
October 2017 - Provisions: Gentle Harvest
April 2018 - Edible Outtakes: Noteworthy bites, sips and sundry
"The broccoli is organic, of course. But you won’t find tags, even though most items in the store are organic. “We can sticker everything,” says Sully Callahan, director of business development, “but that’s not very green.”
"I try to respect the concept of free samples at stores and take one bite and move on, but the rich, luscious, French triple-cream cheese Le Delice de Bourgogne served with Bistro Savory Wafers at Gentle Harvest in Marshall, forced me to abandon all sense of decency and go back for fourths and fifths."
September 2017 - Gentle Harvest Receives Green Restaurant® 4 - Star Certification
"Gentle Harvest in Marshall, Va. has received certification as a 4-Star Certified Green Restaurant® by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA). Gentle Harvest is the only location having received the four-star status in Virginia from the national nonprofit organization that helps restaurants become more environmentally sustainable."
September 2017 - 3 Virginia Food Establishments Receive MSC Certification
"Gentle Harvest in Marshall, Hunter’s Head Tavern in Upperville and Ayrshire Farm all have obtained certification from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for their credible standards of sourcing from sustainable wild fisheries and seafood traceability."
March 2017 - This Little Piggy Went to Gentle Harvest
- Executive Chef Lawrence Kocurek
October 2016 - Sandy Lerner opens new locally sourced food store in Marshall
“Gentle Harvest is a win-win for the local farms, residents and travelers along the highways,” Sully Callahan, who oversees management of Gentle Harvest, said in a statement. “In essence it’s a concept where the farm stand meets the freeway.”
October 2016 - Cisco co-founder Sandy Lerner’s next big idea: Redefining road food