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Demand for local foods is hot even in chilly weather

Demand for local foods is hot even in chilly weather
It’s relatively easy for a restaurant to feature local fresh produce in the summertime, when area farmers have plenty. It’s more challenging in the winter.



Farmers providing restaurants with fresh, local produce

Farmers providing restaurants with fresh, local produce
Chefs like cooking with farm-fresh ingredients, and diners enjoy eating at restaurants that source from local farms.



Virginia farmers’ markets offer fresh everything

Virginia farmers’ markets offer fresh everything
Summer is officially here and so are summer fruits, vegetables and other fresh farm products at Virginia farmers’ markets.



Fresh, local produce perfect for fall gatherings

Fresh, local produce perfect for fall gatherings
Summer may be coming to an end, but fresh, Virginia-grown produce is still available.



Some rural businesses get help from VA FAIRS

Some rural businesses get help from VA FAIRS
Hundreds of farmers have been helped by the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture, Innovation and Rural Sustainabilitysince it was formed in 2004. Its creation was spearheaded by Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.



Farm-to-table event exposes nutrition knowledge gap

Farm-to-table event exposes nutrition knowledge gap
More than 50 medical, nutrition and nursing students from the University of Virginia toured local farms and enjoyed local foods at a Farm Bureau-sponsored farm-to-table event Sept. 25.



Virginia blueberry bushes loaded with fruit this year

Virginia blueberry bushes loaded with fruit this year
At Swift Creek Berry Farm and Greenhouse in Chesterfield County, one of many pick-your-own operations across Virginia, the bushes are loaded with ripening blueberries.



‘No Taste for Waste’ campaign helps reduce food waste

‘No Taste for Waste’ campaign helps reduce food waste
The United States enjoys a bountiful food supply thanks to the hard work of its farmers and ranchers. Sometimes, it’s easy to take this abundance for granted and consumers become unintentionally wasteful.



Virginia farmers’ markets in full swing

Virginia farmers’ markets in full swing
It’s that time of year again! Time for the freshest produce available locally to hit farmers’ markets in your area. 



Gardening collaborative hopes to grow its participants

Gardening collaborative hopes to grow its participants
A community gardening collaborative is hoping to increase the amount of people involved in efforts to grow fresh food for city residents.



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