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Virginia Farm Bureau News & Features is your place for news and information from around Virginia. From gardening tips and recipes to politics and events, stay up to date with what matters to Virginians.

Demand for local foods is hot even in chilly weather

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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

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

Farm-to-table event exposes nutrition knowledge gap

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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.

Some rural businesses get help from VA FAIRS

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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.

Fresh, local produce perfect for fall gatherings

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Summer may be coming to an end, but fresh, Virginia-grown produce is still available.

Virginia farmers’ markets offer fresh everything

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

Gardening collaborative hopes to grow its participants

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

Virginia farmers’ markets in full swing

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

‘No Taste for Waste’ campaign helps reduce food waste

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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 blueberry bushes loaded with fruit this year

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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.

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