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Savor summer’s sweetness with a juicy melon

Savor summer’s sweetness with a juicy melon
There isn’t a better time than now to grab a slice of ripe, juicy watermelon and enjoy it al fresco—or in a tasty salad.



Lamb Kebab

Lamb Kebab
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.



Get your burger on: Summertime is grillin’ time

Get your burger on: Summertime is grillin’ time
Hot summer days call for firing up the grill and cooking some burgers. We’ve taken two of Virginia’s top commodities and found fresh ways to prepare them.



Pea and Potato Pesto Salad

Pea and Potato Pesto Salad
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.



Summer Salad Soup

Summer Salad Soup
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.



Smoked Tomato Salsa

Smoked Tomato Salsa
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.



Virginia Peanut Cookies

Virginia Peanut Cookies

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.





Corn and Collard Soup

Corn and Collard Soup

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.





Grilled Smithfield Ham and Cheese with Blackberry Mustard

Grilled Smithfield Ham and Cheese with Blackberry Mustard

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.




Bite into fresh fruits and vegetables this month

Bite into fresh fruits and vegetables this month
What better time to celebrate fresh fruits and vegetables than the first month of summer? June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, and we have two delicious recipes featuring fresh Virginia produce.



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