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National Farmers Market Week celebrates growing connection between farmers and consumers

National Farmers Market Week celebrates growing connection between farmers and consumers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Farmers Market Week, Aug. 6-12, will celebrate the vital role markets play in supporting local economies and giving consumers access to healthy local foods.



Eating cucumbers helps keep you hydrated

Eating cucumbers helps keep you hydrated
Crunchy cucumbers are not only a low-calorie snack; they also are a highly nutritious addition to any meal.



Fourth of July Trifle

Fourth of July Trifle
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.



Pan Fried Rainbow Trout with Green Tomato Chutney

Pan Fried Rainbow Trout with Green Tomato Chutney
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.



Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.



Vanilla beats chocolate to rank as top-selling ice cream flavor

Vanilla beats chocolate to rank as top-selling ice cream flavor
Upsetting news for chocolate lovers—vanilla outranks chocolate as the top-selling ice cream flavor, according to an International Dairy Foods Association’s survey.



Flavored milk may be making a school lunch comeback

Flavored milk may be making a school lunch comeback
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is working to bring back 1 percent flavored milk to the National School Lunch and School Breakfast program. It was eliminated from the plan in 2012.



July = summer, barbecues and baked beans!

July = summer, barbecues and baked beans!
Celebrate National Baked Bean Month by bringing this simple but delicious side dish to your next backyard  barbecue.



Feeling saucy? Simmer up some summer goodness

Feeling saucy? Simmer up some summer goodness
When your tomato plants start producing in high gear, or the goods at your local farmers’ market were irresistible, homemade tomato sauce might be on the menu.



Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce

Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.



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