Isle of Wight

Getaway to Smithfield

Nothing has that “hey, y’all” small town charm more than an old-fashioned, family-owned country store. Yet, the legendary Darden’s Country Store in rural Smithfield, Virginia is something more. A working farm and locals’ landmark, Darden’s has been curing Virginia hams…

Ham It Up in Smithfield This Season

“For a little country store in the middle of nowhere, you have to have a niche. Ours is inside that building,” says DeeDee Darden, motioning to a rectangular pine and cinder block structure with a bright red coat of paint.…