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Spinach and Sweet Potato Soup

Spinach and Sweet Potato 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.




Oyster Pot Pie

Oyster Pot Pie

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.




Study finds personal values affect acceptance of food information

Study finds personal values affect acceptance of food information
When it comes to the credibility of food news and information, truth is relative, according to new research from The Center for Food Integrity.



Food Safety Modernization Act goes into effect Jan. 26

Food Safety Modernization Act goes into effect Jan. 26
The Food Safety Modernization Act will go in effect Jan. 26. Considered the most sweeping update of U.S. food safety laws in more than 70 years, it will affect the nation’s largest-scale produce growers, including some in Virginia.



Romance your sweetheart on Virginia’s oyster trail!

Romance your sweetheart on Virginia’s oyster trail!
Maine has its lobster, Alaska has salmon and Virginia has the oyster.



Oyster chowder heats up dinner options

Oyster chowder heats up dinner options
Oysters are the culinary symbol of passion. So for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, try this oyster chowder recipe from the Virginia Marine Products Board. Or for more oyster recipes, visit virginiaoysters.org.



Grits Spoonbread

Grits Spoonbread

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.




Mchicha Wa Naza Peanut and Spinach Dip

Mchicha Wa Naza Peanut and Spinach Dip

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.




Take the edge off chilly weather with a pot of chili

Take the edge off chilly weather with a pot of chili
Chilly temperatures in the heart of the winter call for a hearty dish like chili.



Dairy industry has seen consumer trends drying up beverage milk sales

Dairy industry has seen consumer trends drying up beverage milk sales
Consumer trends and federal regulation of milk in school meal programs have dried up some demand for beverage milk.



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