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Make an egg-stra special treat for Easter brunch—or anytime!

Make an egg-stra special treat for Easter brunch—or anytime!
Eggs are high-protein powerhouses that are typically eaten for breakfast or brunch but can be enjoyed at any meal. National Egg Salad Week is April 12-18, so here’s a twist on a classic egg salad recipe from the Virginia Egg Council—for brunch or anytime.



With so many labels, it can be hard to know eggs-actly what you’re buying!

With so many labels, it can be hard to know eggs-actly what you’re buying!
It’s still the “Incredible, Edible Egg.” But since the catchy jingle was introduced in 1977 by the American Egg Board, grocery store shelves have expanded to include cartons and cartons of eggs with different labels such as “organic,” “cage-free,” “hormone-free” and “natural.” 



Chef Maxwell's recipe for Corn and Coconut Chowder

Chef Maxwell's recipe for Corn and Coconut Chowder
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.



Public schools milking students’ increased consumption of dairy products

Public schools milking students’ increased consumption of dairy products
Some Virginia public schools are increasing dairy offerings at breakfast and lunch, and hungry students are gobbling them up.



Virginia farm brewery uses homegrown, farm-malted product

Virginia farm brewery uses homegrown, farm-malted product
At Wood Ridge Farm in Nelson County, growing barley is the first important step in a hands-on process by which Barry Wood oversees production of craft-brewed beers served at his Wood Ridge Farm Brewery.



Craft beers increasingly made with Virginia ingredients

Craft beers increasingly made with Virginia ingredients
Virginia’s drink industry is overflowing with more than 175 craft breweries, 14 cideries, 47 distilleries and 282 wineries, and that’s leading to more opportunities for farmers to grow ingredients.



‘From the dirt to the glass,’ farm brewery focuses on a homegrown, farm-malted product

‘From the dirt to the glass,’ farm brewery focuses on a homegrown, farm-malted product
At Wood Ridge Farm in Nelson County, growing barley is the first important step in a hands-on process by which Barry Wood oversees production of craft-brewed beers served at his Wood Ridge Farm Brewery.



Hardywood, Virginia farmers team up to produce seasonal beers

Hardywood, Virginia farmers team up to produce seasonal beers
From its beginning, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond has placed an emphasis on using local products in 
its beer.



Farm breweries infusing beers with homegrown ingredients

Farm breweries infusing beers with homegrown ingredients
French Toast brown ale made with six-row Thoroughbred barley and Throatlatch Imperial Farm IPA with Cascade and Nugget hops fresh from the farm are among the products farm breweries are crafting with homegrown ingredients.



Chef Maxwell's recipe for Irish Lamb Meatballs

Chef Maxwell's recipe for Irish Lamb Meatballs
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.



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