We are glad you are here. We ( Keith & Sylvie Rowand) started Laughing Duck Gardens & Cookery in 2008, in Washington, VA, a small historical town located in rural Rappahannock County. We serve the counties of Rappahannock, Fauquier, Culpeper, Madison, parts of Page, Warren and Clarke. We also travel with our clients to their camp or vacation destination. Over the years, we’ve expanded the cookery services to include larger and more diverse occasions. Whether you are in need of a 6-course plated dinner for 10; a hors d’oeuvres party for 30; a summer buffet by the pool for 50; brunch for 75; or a home wedding for 100, we can help.

We source many of our ingredients from small family farms in Rappahannock county and the northern Virginia Piedmont, including from our large gardens. We love seasonal produce, and whether it’s asparagus, black raspberries, golden oyster mushrooms, watermelon radishes or yerba luisa, we know who grows it. We also forage for wild things. We use meat and poultry raised ethically on pasture. All menus are customized to the season, your tastes and dietary requirements, your budget, and your kitchen set-up — as all cooking is done in your kitchen.

Additionally we offer personal chef services (one-time session or subscription) for your every day meal needs. Other cookery services include: week-end or week-long packages for visitors staying at a local cottage or for corporate retreats; one-on-one culinary instruction or for small groups; and gift certificates. An we are happy to travel with our clients to cook for them while they vacation.

Today, Keith also manages several small apiaries all located in Rappahannock County. We sell honey (most of it raw) and other hive products as well as nucs in the spring.

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