RENICK, W.Va. (WVDN) – The newest business in the Renick area is Mountain Table, a coffee roasting business located between Frankford and Renick on Route 219. This burgeoning business will open to the public on Tuesday, hosting the Renick Community Market with a farmers market set up outside. Mountain Table is located in the building that most recently housed the Spring Creek Station Bar and Grille.
This combination of forces in the Renick/Frankford area will offer their wares on Tuesdays from 3-8 p.m. in hopes of catching commuter traffic. Garden vegetables will be included as the growing season provides, but initially there will be crafts, baked goods, coffee and the Taste of Egg-celence food truck for shoppers.
The food truck will be open from 3-8 p.m.; the farmers’ produce hours are 5-7 p.m., and varying community activities will happen from 7-8 p.m. The activities include roast demonstrations, bingo, trivia night or paint parties. The offerings will vary from week to week.
Any crafters or produce/baked goods venders who wish to participate will find there is no vending fee, instead there will be a request for a donation. The location of Mountain Table is very convenient for shoppers to pull in and out directly onto Route 219.
A pavilion is under construction to houses the venders and allow them to set up without needing tents of their own. The community market at Mountain Table will continue through the summer into fall.
As part of the Tuesday community market, the coffee bar will be open inside Mountain Table for cold brew coffee and 32-ounce growlers to take home and reheat or ice as the buyer desires. Additionally, there will be roasted beans, a coffee bar with espresso, teas or smoothies and, possibly, some food for carryout.
All the coffee that is produced by Mountain Table is blended from four origin beans: Columbian, Peru, Sumatra and Honduras. A blend of all four, called Spring Creek Seasonal, is also being offered.
Mountain Table’s wholesale business is going well. They are creating signature blends for area businesses and packaging them with labels for those businesses. One such carrier is BMAX, located in Beaver, and, locally, Hawk Knob Cidery has cider infused into theirs. In Charleston, Bullock Distillery has infused bourbon into their blend.
Coming up soon is Honeycomb Grove in Covington, Virginia, which plans to infuse mead or cinnamon mead with Mountain Table’s blends. Other combinations are being developed with maple syrup and mushroom additives — so stay tuned.
A fun promotion by the employees, the Knights of Mountain Table, will appear at the upcoming West Virginia Renaissance Festival on June weekends in the Lewisburg area.
The owners and management of Mountain Table are Nadine Sonneville, Alexander Durand, Nicole Petschulat, Lorren Hays and Eric Estep.