Off the Grid

Off the Grid, just outside of Sperryville, VA, is one of the most eco-friendly restaurants in the country. In our effort to produce climate-friendly food we are 100% solar-powered, and strive for zero waste and carbon-neutral operations.

On the Farm: Fresh eggs, seasonal produce, honey and industrial hemp The on-site small-scale farm is where you will find hens and ducks for free-range eggs, retired goats, an apiary for honey production and gardens for year round produce, herbs, edible flowers and hemp.

We practice carbon-reduction farming by working the soil in no-till methods, plant rotation and planting carbon-friendly crops such as hemp.

Our pasture-raised chicken and pork, come from local farms that meet our standards for sustainability and humane farming practices, while vegan and vegetarian items feature prominently on the menu.

Powered by the Sun: Off the Grid is powered by a solar array in a back field. The 30 kw system can be seen from the outdoor seating next to the Thornton River. An old fruit stand was refurbished into a level-2 charging center for electric vehicles, where customers can charge their EV’s for free.

The building itself was remodeled with energy efficient equipment and insulation. Energy efficient windows and other fixtures were repurposed from local remodeling jobs.

In other sustainability goals, Off the Grid works hard to reduce their waste through repurposing, recycling, and composting on site.

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11692 Lee Highway / Sperryville, VA

  • Located just 6 miles east of the Thornton Gap entrance to the Skyline Drive on, Off the Grid is on the Thornton River, borders the Shenandoah National Park and is 1 mile west of the charming town of Sperryville.