Discover the history behind Virginia’s oldest farmers markets, on Real Virginia

Discover the history behind Virginia’s oldest farmers markets, on Real Virginia

Featured this month on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program:

  • Farmers markets in Alexandria, Lynchburg and Roanoke rank among America’s oldest farmers markets.

  • The latest Census of Agriculture has been conducted, and will provide valuable data that can help farmers make decisions for their operations’ future.

  • At Golden Leaf Speckled Park in Pittsylvania County, farmers are specializing in raising an endangered breed of beef cattle with Canadian roots.

  • Scott County farmers have used the reduced demand for tobacco as an opportunity to diversify the county’s agricultural scene, which is featured in this month’s County Agricultural Close-up.

July’s first episode can now be viewed on the Real Virginia YouTube channel. The second episode, which is scheduled to premiere July 15, also will be available on YouTube.

Real Virginia airs nationwide at 3:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month on RFD-TV on Dish Network and DirecTV, and on selected cable outlets around the state. It airs weekly on WBRA digital channel 15.2, WHRO Norfolk, WVVA Bluefield and WTKR Norfolk, and on the first and third weekends of each month on WVIR Charlottesville, WHSV Harrisonburg and WRLH Richmond.



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