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“Crossvines will break ground in 2021 and offer wine flights and a place where local wines can be purchased. There will be a restaurant and a banquet facility as well. We want to cook with and showcase farm products from the Reserve and encourage people to visit the farms and enterprises where these products are sourced.” grape crushing operation—a big game changer for emerging small wine entrepreneurs. “Crossvines will break ground in 2021 and offer wine flights and a place where local wines can be purchased. There will be a restaurant and a banquet facility as well. We want to cook with and showcase farm products from the Ag Re- serve and encourage people to visit the farms and enterprises where these products are sourced,” enthuses Josh. Utilizing a large, state-of-the art commercial kitchen with plenty of freezer and refrigerator space, all kinds of table crops can be processed, private labeled and sold at Crossvines. “What local small farmers are growing already will suffice. Cucumbers can become pickles, tomatoes can be made into into BBQ sauce, salsa, ketchup, marinara sauces; your basil, lettuces and herbs can be turned into pesto; squashes, peppers and mushrooms can be turned into ratatouille and made shelf stable,” says Josh. Reflecting on his new adventure at the Revenue Authority, Josh muses, “This is my chance to give back. This community has been so good to me, at the end of the day I know I’m making an impact. For that I’m grateful and happy to be in a position to do so.” gemellisitalianmarket.com 12169 Darnestown Rd Gaithersburg MD 240.477.8225 240.246.7674 Gemelli’s is a traditional Italian food market offering the very best handcrafted food products from throughout Italy as well as housemade fresh pastas, sauces, pizza and more! ITAlIaN MARKET plenty I summer growing 2020 45