Checking in with the Locals: Jamie Barrett

Posted on March 25, 2014 by

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Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins!

Jamie Barrett

jaime barrett, © Cville Niche, Photo credit: Katerina DiplasWith a smile on his face and a farm dog by his side, this family man is dedicated to bringing your family and friends bountiful and delicious local produce and goods. Step on inside the Bellair barn, and you’re guaranteed a “Hello!” from Jamie.

Describe what you do in town (whether it be your job or local interest/involvement in Cville).

I’m the farmer and manager of Bellair Farm CSA. I get to work with a wonderful crew on a beautiful property for the very best community that a farmer could ask for!

Describe yourself in 5 syllables or less.

Dirty and happy.

Top Picks

A favorite dish in town, what it’s called, where it’s at, describe what makes it special/different/one of your favorites.

Baby Wonton soup with Szechuan oil from Peter Chang’s, spicy, salty and delicious!

A favorite drink in town, what it’s called, where it’s at, describe what makes it special/different/one of your favorites.

I’ve had a really good Bloody Mary at Hamilton’s and my wife, Kelly, loves their Margaritas. The bartenders there are so nice and knowledgeable.

A favorite local musician, name of the musician, type of music, your favorite local show that featured them.

Fiona Balestrieri and Sam Cregger. Fiona plays traditional Irish music around Va when she’s not playing with Chamomile and Whiskey, and Sam is a solo folk artist who plays all around Va. Sam’s got a big CD release party coming up at The Southern!

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