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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.



Wartime gardens helped cultivate food victories; home gardens are still popular today

Wartime gardens helped cultivate food victories; home gardens are still popular today
While U.S. troops fought World Wars I and II overseas, Americans planted “victory gardens” at home to contribute to the war effort.



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. 



Your membership helps school gardens grow!

Your membership helps school gardens grow!
School gardens can provide a treasure trove of learning experiences for children, and there are several ways your membership is making them possible.



It’s farmers’ market season; get the goods

It’s farmers’ market season; get the goods
Ready for some Virginia-grown strawberries? Wondering how soon you can savor a local tomato?



Environment-friendly projects may be eligible for assistance

Environment-friendly projects may be eligible for assistance
Virginia’s soil and water conservation districts historically have helped farmers implement conservation practices, but now they are helping homeowners as well.



Avoid ticks: pay attention while outside

Avoid ticks: pay attention while outside
For anyone walking, hiking or simply spending time in the backyard, ticks can be a problem.



Organizations unite to stem tide of urban sprawl

Organizations unite to stem tide of urban sprawl
As urban sprawl expands westward into Loudoun County’s farm fields and pastureland, farmers and other organizations are working to stem the tide.



Feedback can help shape farm-to-school markets

Feedback can help shape farm-to-school markets
The Virginia Department of Education has received a grant to further develop the Virginia Farm to School Program to increase the number of farmers providing food for school lunches.



Farmers’ share of food dollar reaches historic low

Farmers’ share of food dollar reaches historic low
The American farmer’s share of the food dollar has reached historic lows.



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