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Tax credit benefits both farmers and food banks

Tax credit benefits both farmers and food banks
A new tax credit will benefit Virginia’s farmers and the food banks to which they donate.



Your membership helps farmers better market their local products

Your membership helps farmers better market their local products
Virginia agriculture is almost as diverse as the local, state and national issues that affect it. Our farmers need a voice and a forum for surfacing issues that affect their ability to compete in the fast-changing world of production agriculture.



Winter can’t chill interest in local farmers’ markets

Winter can’t chill interest in local farmers’ markets
Winter produce, baked goods, local meats, preserved foods and handcrafted items are a draw at Virginia farmers’ markets, many of which are open year-round.



Virginia ranks ninth nationwide for local food sales

Virginia ranks ninth nationwide for local food sales
Virginia ranks ninth nationally for direct farm sales, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service study on local food marketing practices.



First vegetables of spring sprouting everywhere

First vegetables of spring sprouting everywhere
Fresh asparagus is a sure sign farmers are working hard to get the prolific vegetable to market.



Consumers, farmers reap rewards from CSAs

Consumers, farmers reap rewards from CSAs
To ensure a consistent supply of seasonal local produce from spring through fall, it’s not too late to sign up for a community-supported agriculture, or CSA, subscription.



Two Virginia farmers’ markets among winners in national contest

Two Virginia farmers’ markets topped the balloting in the annual American Farmland Trust Farmers Market Celebration.



Winter squash promises months of tasty dishes

Decorative pumpkins may take center stage at fall farmers’ markets, but there are plenty of nutrient-packed winter squash varieties for seasonal menus.



Farm to Table Conference set for Dec. 6-8

The 2016 Virginia Farm to Table Conference will be held Dec. 6-8 at Blue Ridge Community College’s Plecker Workforce Development Center. The event will focus on local and regional food and agriculture, practical applications for soil health and farm profitability, and other food system topics.



Winter doesn’t chill interest in local farmers’ markets

Winter doesn’t chill interest in local farmers’ markets
Even when the mercury drops, winter produce, baked goods, local meats, preserved foods and handcrafted items are a draw at Virginia farmers’ markets.



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