Farm Basket

Category: Gift shop

Address: 2008 Langhorne Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24501, USA

Phone: +14345281107

Opening hours

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 10AM–4PM

Tuesday: 10AM–4PM

Wednesday: 10AM–4PM

Thursday: 10AM–4PM

Friday: 10AM–4PM

Saturday: 10AM–4PM


Vivian Norton

Nov 7, 2020

I've been to the Farm Basket three times in the past couple of years. I went again this weekend, and was surprised to see that the store and cafe looked almost exactly the same. For most places, this type of consistency is a good thing. The food from the cafe is excellent, and the boutique is carefully curated. However, the service and bug problem is atrocious. I will speak first to the lovely items in the boutique. Each time I have come, I have admired the choices in the shop. Everything is colorful and of superior quality. However, the clerks watch you like a hawk and come across more like security guards. You end up getting the impression they are deciding instantly whether or not you have enough money to be worth their time. When I came a few years ago, my mother-in-law (MIL) bought a purse as well as some kitchen decor, and the demeanor of the shop keeper was instantly more pleasant. Perhaps install security cameras instead? I know you take pride in your shop, but the customer service is very uncomfortable. The cafe has absolutely tasty sandwiches, soups, and desserts. There has consistently been a long wait for food. We wait in line on average 15-20 minutes to order, and the food can take anywhere from 20-40 minutes to be served. We are all okay with that because it is just THAT tasty. It is overpriced in a sense, but it can be chalked up to fresher/better ingredients and matches the pricing in the store. This last weekend was sadly perhaps my last visit. Previous visits have shown that the owners don't seem to care remotely that there is an abnormal amount of wasps flying around in the cafe near the roof, bees inside, and the occasional flies. I have been to many cafe's, but not ones that welcome bees and wasps at an indoor seating area. Please note that I am saying it has been this way for years. This visit and last, I noticed people were avoiding sitting in the upstairs area which is closest to all of the wasps. We planned to sit outside to eat as it was a beautiful day, and planned to buy our favorite picks from the store after. While waiting in line to order food, a bee stung me. I don't know when it landed on me, so I guess my shifting in line freaked it out or something. The staff saw what happened but stayed silent, and in a completely lackadaisical manner asked for our order. Ignoring the fact that I had been stung. Seriously? I can handle being stung by a bee, but we have seen more empathy from customer service at fast food restaurants - especially considering that we spent about $75 in food alone. Thank God I'm not anaphylactic. This is disappointing, and I don't feel like getting stung by bees, wasps, or any other sort of thing in order to get delicious food. I'm glad you are supporting wildlife, but letting it live and thrive inside your cafe is weird and unusual.

Kimberly Clack

Aug 9, 2020

The food was incredible. We sat at the picnic table by the creek and relaxed to the sound of water running over the rocks. Will definitely eat here again.

Leah Harness

Dec 7, 2020

Good Food! Glad we could eat outside.

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Questions & Answers

What are covid restrictions as far as eating indoors?

Nancy Blatnik | Jan 25, 2021
Seth Gammon | Jan 26, 2021

Theres a few tables inside but most eat outside

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Do they sell quail eggs ?

Elizabeth Beverley | Feb 1, 2020
Benjamin Dussault | Feb 2, 2020

Don't think so. But I could be wrong. I've never seen them.

Is there free wifi on premises?

CiCi Lin | Feb 1, 2019
CiCi Lin | Feb 2, 2019

Actually, there is! I am here right now using their free open Wi-Fi.

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Is it dog friendly?

Meagan Martin | Feb 1, 2018
kristie miles | Feb 2, 2018

Perhaps in outdoor seating but not inside

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