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Charlottesville Inside-Out

Seize the flavor of Carpe Donut; then head out to Barboursville to catch up with one of the longest running community theater groups in Central Virginia, the Four County Players.

 

 

 

January/February 2011 Issue of Flavor Magazine

Matt Rohdie and his wife, Jen Downey, have been making from-scratch organic donuts since 2007, offering their delectable treats to customers in and around Charlottesville. Traveling to local fairs, concerts, and other events in their mobile donut truck, called Gypsy, Rohdie and Downey strive to create a sublime donut- eating experience for their customers. The donuts are made with local apple cider, and used frying oil is converted into biofuel. Carpe Donut recently expanded to a storefront location in Charlottesville, and the owners are working toward a contract with 26 Whole Foods stores throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Soon, these delicious confections will be available to donut lovers up and down the East Coast.

 

Real Weddings: Aileen and Jason, March 16

Today's Real Wedding features the wedding of Aileen and Jason, which took place at Historic Jordan Springs in Winchester, Virginia. Our Vintage Print invitations were the perfect choice for a fall wedding set in the Virginia countryside. Instead of a traditional wedding cake, the couple had fresh, hot cider donuts along with a whimsical cart for the guests to enjoy. read more...

 

 

Seize the Donut!

The term “organic donuts” may sound oxymoronic, but Charlottesville’s Matt Rohdie and Jen Downey, husband-and-wife proprietors of Carpe Donut, have reinvigorated the homely holed hunk of fried dough. They’ve been selling their sweet morning treat out of a cherry-red cart, with its black highlights and hand-painted sign, for three years..

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Historic Jordan Spring's Wedding Relaxed Beauty September 13, 2010 / Danielle Freedman

This relaxed wedding has such sweet details — the cute harvest rustic farm items like the woven baskets and apples, the adorable umbrellas (make the most of a rainy wedding day and invest in some cute rain gear!), and the vintage donut cart.. read more...

 

 

Aileen and Jason / Historic Jordan Springs / Winchester, VA October 23, 2009

If you know me…..you know I love math. (This….is pure sarcasm, by the way.) Here is an example of the very best of my math skills. (Years of training here, people. Don't try this without adult supervision.)

Aileen + Jason + Wedding = Donuts

For those of you unfamiliar with advanced math…..let me explain this complicated equation. It starts on the fairly wet morning of September 26, 2009. read more...

 

 

 

Virginia Vineyard Wedding

Today's wedding is a study in all things lovely and cohesive. Christine and Tim met when they were just teenagers but their wedding eight years later was a grownup vineyard affair with quirky and personalized details. read more...

 

 

Street food kicks it up a notch, Dec. 23, 2009

With little overhead and just a few menu options, one person can run a food truck all by himself. He can be chef, driver, owner, waiter and recipe tester. "The way to do it is to make three items and do them well," says Matt Rohdie, owner-operator of Carpe Donut, which serves homemade cider doughnuts in Charlottesville, Va. "I'm not going to have room to be

Dunkin' Donuts, so I have to stick to serving one type of doughnut, locally

roasted coffee and hot mulled cider. And people love it."..

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December 2009: CBS Channel 19

Food stands are usually filled with hot dogs, pretzels, or ice cream, but Carpe Donut is not your average stand. The stand features only one type of treat, organic apple cider donuts. read more...

 

 

 

March 2008: The Hook

On the next three Wednesdays this month, Dish asks that you to take a flying leap at a rolling donut. Now, hold on, wipe that scowl off your face and let us explain…. read more...

 

 

 

August 2008: Mas to Miller's Review

In the Charlottesville donut ring there are two main contenders. In one corner is the gluttonous heavyweight champ, Spudnuts, ..... In the other corner is the flyweight Carpe Donut cart, a recent arrival, aged only two years. read more...

 

 

February 2008: The Hook

On a cold, rainy day last week we saw a festive-looking red trailer parked in front of the Lucky Seven on Market Street. As we got closer, we could smell something familiarly warm and sweet, but not sugary sweet; it was more subtle, like an apple pie baking at a neighbor's house. read more...