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Twysted Systers offer glazed goodness around Farmville

You may have seen her at the Farmville Farmers Market or over at the Pineville Bulk Food and ...

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Tiny microgreens produce abundance of nutrients

Microgreens may be tiny, but they contain a large quantity of essential vitamins and minerals. Microgreens are broadly ...

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It’s been a sweet season for Virginia apples

Crisp fall weather means apple cider, pie and other products — and Virginia growers are supplying the market ...

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Farmers want more milk options in Virginia schools

Milk is chock-full of necessary vitamins, and having more milk options available during school meals helps ensure students ...

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Commodity price trends announced

Commodity price trends announced Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on September 9: In ...

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Virginia farmers growing fragrant lavender to diversify

Cornerstone Farm is one of many Virginia farms that have diversified their operations by growing beautiful, fragrant lavender. ...

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Dry weather prior to harvest locks in watermelon’s iconic summer sweetness

The drier the days at harvest time, the sweeter the watermelon. Streaked with dark and light green stripes ...

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National Farmers Market Week celebrates community impact

Farmers markets connect communities with fresh produce, locally made food and artisan goods and offer opportunities to mingle. ...

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Sweet corn flourishing despite heat

Sweet corn flourishing despite heat Sweet corn season is here, and despite persistent dry, hot weather, Virginia farmers ...

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June is National Dairy Month

During National Dairy Month this June, take a moment to appreciate some of Virginia’s most delicious and nutritious ...

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Researchers working to develop methods to measure farm-to-fork food loss

About a third of food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten. While most consumers can monitor the food ...

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Yoga classes offered

The Farmville Recreation Department will begin holding yoga classes on Monday, December 13. Join new instructor Torian Jones, ...

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Average price of Thanksgiving meal in Virginia is $63.66

Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for less than $6.50 per person this ...

LIFESTYLES

Apple picking season is here

Apple picking season is in full gear, and despite near-drought conditions that persisted throughout summer, Virginia growers are ...

LIFESTYLES

Making the healthy choice the easy choice

Fresh produce isn’t hard to come by at any of Virginia’s more than 250 farmers markets. Some might ...

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Kangoo Jumps put bounce in exercise class

A unique form of exercise has dozens of Farmville residents jumping for joy at the Southside Virginia Family ...

LIFESTYLES

It’s time for peaches

Peaches are at their sweetest in midsummer, and Virginia-grown varieties are available now at local farm stands, farmers ...

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A sweet coalition begins

One of the east coast’s oldest agricultural activities is finding its sweet spot among Virginia’s most celebrated home-grown ...

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Surplus peaches mean a summer of smoothies

I was feeling lucky and grateful when a neighbor dropped off several pounds of surplus peaches over the ...

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Sweet corn delayed by weather

Sweet corn season is a sure sign of summer, but farmers say this spring’s cooler temperatures and lack ...

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Cannery has new rules for a new year

The Prince Edward County Cannery opened Wednesday, June 2, for the 2021 canning season.  Due to growing demand ...

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Dairy producers help area food banks

Milk is a rich resource in Virginia, with 505 dairy farms producing 173 million gallons of milk in ...

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Commemorating Hospital Week

Town Manager Dr. Scott Davis and Mayor David Whitus present Centra Southside Community Hospital CEO Thomas Angelo with ...

GROW YOUR OWN FOOD

It’s time to plan for pickles

As gardening season is here, I urge you to grow a variety of vegetables for pickling. Going beyond ...

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Home baking continues to rise

Home baking escalated during the pandemic, and it continues to be on the rise. From renovation projects to ...

LIFESTYLES

Brewery releases new brew

Three Roads Brewing and the Southside SPCA held a Can-Can Event fundraiser on Saturday, March 20, at Three ...

Sports

Registration open for spring rec sports

The Cumberland County Recreation Department is accepting registrations for spring baseball, softball and T-ball. Registration forms can be ...

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