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Get your burger on: Summertime is grillin’ time

Get your burger on: Summertime is grillin’ time
Hot summer days call for firing up the grill and cooking some burgers. We’ve taken two of Virginia’s top commodities and found fresh ways to prepare them.



Bite into fresh fruits and vegetables this month

Bite into fresh fruits and vegetables this month
What better time to celebrate fresh fruits and vegetables than the first month of summer? June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, and we have two delicious recipes featuring fresh Virginia produce.



Pork Piccata with Lemon and Capers

Pork Piccata with Lemon and Capers
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.



Virginia Peanut Cookies

Virginia Peanut Cookies

This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.





Corn and Collard Soup

Corn and Collard Soup

This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.





Grilled Smithfield Ham and Cheese with Blackberry Mustard

Grilled Smithfield Ham and Cheese with Blackberry Mustard

This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.




Garlic delivers savory taste, sweet benefits

Garlic delivers savory taste, sweet benefits

Garlic may pack a pungent aroma but it’s also full of powerful vitamins and nutrients.




Brandade de Morue

Brandade de Morue

This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.




Pickled Beet Salad

Pickled Beet Salad

This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.




Beef up your recipes this spring

Beef up your recipes this spring
Whether it’s dressed up or dressed down, beef makes a good meal. Try these delicious entrees from the Virginia Beef Industry Council. 



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