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Dairy and berries create delicious summer treats

Dairy and berries create delicious summer treats

Many Virginians like to celebrate National Dairy Month by enjoying a delicious dessert like this parfait.




Serve some strawberry soup this spring

Serve some strawberry soup this spring
May is when Virginia strawberries begin to ripen. And there is nothing sweeter than a refreshing strawberry soup.



Every modern strawberry has a taste of Virginia in it

The genesis of the modern strawberry is perhaps the greatest long-distance plant breeding project of all time.



Bright season is ahead for Virginia berries

It’s the time of year when fresh Virginia-grown blueberries and blackberries are ripe for the picking, and berry lovers can once again savor locally sourced summer fruits. 



Chef Maxwell's recipe for Fresh Berries with Biscuits and Lemon Curd

Chef Maxwell's recipe for Fresh Berries with Biscuits and Lemon Curd
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.




Strawberry season could be stupendous if weather stays mild

Strawberry season could be stupendous if weather stays mild
Strawberry growers prefer their weather mild and dry, and the forecast after this week’s heavy rains is looking positive for the upcoming season.



Strawberry crop coming in early and strong

Just a few weeks after heavy freezes threatened the strawberry crop for most Virginia growers, the pick-your-own season is in full swing.



Strawberry crop came in early and strong

Pick-your-own and farm market strawberries are ripe and ready!



Strawberries top U.S. berry sales; other varieties see gains

A recent produce industry journal article finds strawberries are the top-selling U.S.-grown berry, while greater availability of other berries has led to sales increases for those.



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