National Farmers Market Week is Aug. 6-12, just in time for peak-season produce like berries, peaches, peppers, sweet corn and tomatoes.
June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month, and consumers will have plenty of Virginia-grown blueberries and blackberries to celebrate.
If farming is a gamble, then its players can expect Mother Nature to occasionally deal a bad hand. While unpredictable spring weather in Virginia is a near certainty, a few April freezes haven’t been enough to knock the state’s farmers out of the game.
A minor Virginia crop with major distinction is in full bloom, putting strawberries on track for a strong 2022 season.
Virginia-grown blackberries reach their peak in July, and local farmers are reporting an excellent crop this year despite a sweltering start to summer.