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Avoid ticks: pay attention while outside

Avoid ticks: pay attention while outside
For anyone walking, hiking or simply spending time in the backyard, ticks can be a problem.



Pop the cork on Virginia Vineyard Month

Pop the cork on Virginia Vineyard Month
April marks a new wine grape growing season and Virginia Vineyard Month. It’s also a good time to toast one of the state’s fastest-growing agricultural industries.



Garlic delivers savory taste, sweet benefits

Garlic delivers savory taste, sweet benefits

Garlic may pack a pungent aroma but it’s also full of powerful vitamins and nutrients.




Brandade de Morue

Brandade de Morue

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.




Pickled Beet Salad

Pickled Beet 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.




Shenandoah farmers continue free movie tradition

Shenandoah farmers continue free movie tradition
Members of the Shenandoah County Farm Bureau have been sharing their love of agriculture with their neighbors by showing free movies. And the four-year tradition continues this April.



Farmers need to prepare for Produce Safety Rule

Farmers need to prepare for Produce Safety Rule
The Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule will go into full implementation for large U.S. farms in the summer of 2019. But recordkeeping must start this year.



Crab and Roasted Pepper Cheesecake

Crab and Roasted Pepper Cheesecake

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.




Stamp and Go (Jamaican Saltfish Fritters)

Stamp and Go (Jamaican Saltfish Fritters)

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.




Specialist tells farmers, ‘We have to do more’

Specialist tells farmers, ‘We have to do more’
When it comes to forming opinions on food, today’s consumers are at least a little confused, noted Dr. Paige Pratt, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation grassroots development specialist.



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