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Governor McAuliffe announces USDA funding for two programs connecting Virginia schools, farmers

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Monday announced that Virginia was selected for two USDA awards that will help connect Virginia agricultural producers with school systems statewide.

Augusta County Library events celebrate the fall season

To celebrate the arrival of fall, the Augusta County Library is hosting free Saturday events throughout the county.

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Signature craft beer Virginia Midway to be tapped at State Fair

There will be lots to celebrate at the 2014 State Fair of Virginia, including exciting rides, cuddly animals, great foods and exhilarating entertainment.


Virginia farmers’ markets among Top 100 in national celebration

Virginians do love their farmers’ markets. That’s evident from the popular vote that landed four Virginia markets in the national Top 100 identified by the American Farmland Trust’s annual “I Love My Farmers Market Celebration.”

More growth on tap for Virginia’s craft beer industry

Virginia’s flourishing craft beer industry is delighting beer enthusiasts, capturing critical acclaim, boosting tourism and attracting events such as the National Beer Expo, which was held last month in Richmond.

Dinner Diva: Can vegetarians and Paleoistas co-exist in one cave?

When you make the decision to go Paleo, it could get complicated, especially if you have a vegetarian in your cave to feed.

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Sign up now for Farm Market Fresh for Seniors program

During two enrollment sessions in June, older adults with limited income will be eligible to receive $40 in coupons to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and cut herbs at the Staunton, Verona, and Waynesboro Farmer’s Markets this summer.

VDACS kicks off program promoting Virginia farmers markets

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend and peak farmers market season, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) announces the 2014 “Farm. Fresh. Pledge!” program.

McAuliffe announces agriculture planning grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that three projects were awarded $60,000 in planning grants from the Governor’s Agriculture & Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID).


Farmers Market season under way in Virginia

Looking for the freshest, most delicious locally grown products available? One of the best ways to enjoy the bounty of Virginia’s spring, summer and fall is to shop at one of the state’s many farmers markets.


Farmers markets — and asparagus — are springing up this month

Some Virginia farmers’ markets will open this month, while others have been open year-round. At many markets, shoppers will find Virginia-grown asparagus.

What a real Virginia Christmas tree has that the mall trees don’t

Christmas trees are up in many retail outlets already, but somehow something is missing. Artificial mall trees have their purpose, but when it comes to your home and that woodsy, fresh air smell that takes you back to your childhood, well, the artificial trees just don’t cut it.

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Farm Bureau convention will look at risk management

Almost 300 voting delegates representing 88 county Farm Bureaus statewide will gather next month to help shape Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s state and federal policies for the coming year. During this year’s VFBF Annual Convention, those delegates will discuss and vote on numerous policies that affect farmers and their livelihoods.

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Get the most out of your holiday turkey

Turkey is gobbled up during holiday meals every year, but purchasing the bird and cooking it is still a mystery for some home cooks. Before buying your turkey, determine how many people you are going to feed.

Locally grown food the focus at new Downtown Staunton store

The culmination of accessibility to locally grown food, artisanal coffee, and sustainably grown agriculture can be found at The Store in the Holiday Court shopping center at 240 N. Central, Unit 4.

Locally grown challenge generates almost $500,000 in pledges

Since the Virginia Food System Council issued a challenge last spring for Virginians to spend $10 a week on locally grown foods, nearly 700 households and 30 businesses have pledged almost half a million dollars per year.