Aug. 4-10 is Virginia Farmers’ Market Week

Farmers Market


Get out there, Virginia, and celebrate Farmers’ Market Week the way it should be – at the markets themselves.

Virginia Farmers’ Markets are overflowing with variety from farm fields and orchards and you can find nearly every fresh fruit or vegetable you ever dreamed of at a market right now.

Tomatoes, sweet corn, peaches and peppers are at their peak. Freshly dug potatoes come in red, white or yellow. Purple eggplants, red radishes, yellow onions, orange carrots and green beans create a living still life worthy of a Renaissance  artist.

Virginia has 276 farmers’ markets in every section of the state. Look for one near your home or travel destination at In addition to featuring farm-raised products, many of them also offer special services geared for the cook or gardener. Chefs turn the market’s bounty into delectable meals or snacks and often hand out recipe cards. Knife sharpeners visit periodically to put the edge back on your knives, scissors or kitchen shears. Many markets even have water bowls and treats for their canine visitors.

So what are you waiting for, Virginia? Put on your walking shoes and hit the trail to visit a Virginia farmers’ market right now.


UVA Basketball Fans!

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Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

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