New Restaurant Opens at Heritage Farm

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The owners of one local tourist attraction announced some plans for growth Thursday.

Audy Perry announced the plans for a new restaurant at Heritage Farm called the Artisan Café that is now open.

The hours are 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and will feature a changing daily menu.

The restaurant is a collaboration with the Wild Ramp and Mount West Community and Technical College Culinary Arts Center.

They are advocating the use of locally grown produce and testing a pilot program with the college to use their commercial kitchen, since the restaurant does not have one.

The restaurant also features artisan crafts that are now being made daily in their new artisan center.

Audy Perry says in an effort to make Heritage Farm feel alive, they will feature at least one artisan every day. They will be making pottery, brooms, woodwork, copper art, glass and many other items, along side of live reenactments and live music on their newly built stage.

This was announced during a ceremony Thursday morning where the founders of Heritage Farm were recognized for things the have done in the community.

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams gave Mike and Henriella Perry a token of his appreciation by naming the stretch of road from Old Central City in Huntington leading to Heritage Farm in their honor. The first sign was unveiled during the ceremony.

The stretch starts at the beginning of 14th Street West and is now named the Honorary Mike and Henrietta Perry Heritage Trail.

Mayor Williams also presented the Perry’s with an engraved crystal, a gesture he says is more symbolic than a key to the city.

“It’s humbling,” Mike Perry says. “As two children from the west end, we would have never dreamed of all the honors and accolades that we have been fortunate enough to receive.”

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