The Rock Barn
Based in Nelson County, Virginia, The Rock Barn is a whole animal butchery led by Chef Ben Thompson. They strive to elevate the craft of butchering and to be good representatives of the animals they process and the farmers who raise them. The Rock Barn offers a wide range of pork products from fresh cuts and ground meat to sausages and smokehouse items including a variety of bacons and hams. Ivy Provisions is proud to offer a full stock of fresh and frozen Rock Barn products, as well as Porkshare pick-up in the shop.
We're also fortunate to engage in culinary collaborations with The Rock Barn. Ivy Provisions Chef Tommy Lasley frequently works with Thompson on special menu items and food offerings at off-site events and festivals. Once a month, we host Barn & Brew in the shop with The Rock Barn and a select local brewery where we offer complimentary pork and beer (or sometimes cider) tastings. Finally, you can find Ivy Provisions and The Rock Barn next to each other at the Charlottesville City Market every Saturday morning during the market season.
TRAGER BROTHERS COFFEE
Ivy Provisions exclusively offers Trager Brothers Coffee in the shop, a family-owned and operated, small batch, hands on roastery. They offer 100% Organic coffee and is an OCIA certified Organic roastery that sources coffee from farms that are committed to environmental sustainability and fair wages for farmers and their families.
We offer a daily drip coffee and full espresso bar staffed by expert Trager Brothers Coffee baristas from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and beginning at 8 a.m. on Sundays. In addition, you can always find seasonal coffee specials and a full selection of Trager Brothers whole beans in the shop.
WINE DIRECTOR JOYCE WATSON
Joyce Watson leads the Ivy Provisions wine program where she curates our wine selection and offers weekly Wednesday tastings as well as special events in and outside the shop. In addition, she authors a bi-monthly wine column that is both educational and full of IvP wine news. To subscribe, please click here. Please also visit our wine page to keep up with events and news.
Joyce joined the Ivy Provisions team in January 2016, and most recently owned and operated the local wine shop Wine Made Simple. For four years, she provided excellent customer service, carefully selected wines from around-the-world and education through tastings and classes. In addition, Joyce cultivated her wine skills by teaching the fall 2015 wine session at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and wine sessions at the Monticello Trail Wine Festival.
Although she enjoys a variety of wine styles and regions some of her favorites include French white wine, Virginia viognier, dry rose, Willamette Valley pinot noir, sparkling wines, Brunello and port. Be sure to introduce yourself to Joyce the next time you are looking for wine in the shop!
Here at Ivy Provisions, we are committed to curating and stocking some of the best locally made food products, beer and wine. Our team is proud to support a wide range of local makers and offer their goods in our shop including the following: