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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 call the rainbow of offerings, from bright ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

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 YMCA. Since February, locals from ages 13 ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

It’s time for peaches

Peaches are at their sweetest in midsummer, and Virginia-grown varieties are available now at local farm stands, farmers markets and orchards. “There’s nothing like a ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

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 commodities. More than 100 maple and tree ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

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 weekend. However, my two-person household can’t eat ... Read more

4 months ago by Katharine Wilson.

Sweet corn delayed by weather

Sweet corn season is a sure sign of summer, but farmers say this spring’s cooler temperatures and lack of rain have delayed the crop’s growth. ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

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 for the limited resources at the cannery, ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Dairy producers help area food banks

Milk is a rich resource in Virginia, with 505 dairy farms producing 173 million gallons of milk in 2019. But not all Virginians have access ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Commemorating Hospital Week

Town Manager Dr. Scott Davis and Mayor David Whitus present Centra Southside Community Hospital CEO Thomas Angelo with a proclamation declaring May 9 through May ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

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 cucumbers can lead to delicious, crisp pickles ... Read more

6 months ago by Katharine Wilson.

Home baking continues to rise

Home baking escalated during the pandemic, and it continues to be on the rise. From renovation projects to gardening, the coronavirus lockdown sent many consumers ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Report.

Brewery releases new brew

Three Roads Brewing and the Southside SPCA held a Can-Can Event fundraiser on Saturday, March 20, at Three Roads Brewing in Farmville. During the event, ... Read more

7 months ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

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 located at www.cumberlandrec.weebly.com. Ages for participation are ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Report.

There are plenty of workout alternatives outside the gym

Maintaining physical activity and good health during the pandemic will not only help with weight management but also supports a healthy immune system and improves ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Report.

Inspiring young chefs

Area kids are getting the chance to expand their culinary skills thanks to the virtual Neighborhood Chefs cooking series. According to 4-H Youth Development Associate ... Read more

9 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Reference guide of poisonous plants available

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are spending more time outdoors. The pandemic has also sparked an increased interest in foraging for wild foods. This ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Report.

Farm food box program extended

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced another $1.5 billion to purchase food for a fifth round of the Farmers to Families Food Box program, ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Report.

Rupen elevates sauces to a new level

After looking at how Virginia Food Works operates last month, I’d like to highlight one of our wonderful clients, Rupen’s. Rupen Rao immigrated to the ... Read more

9 months ago by Katharine Wilson.

Fruitcake: The treat that everyone loves to hate

In my family, celebrations always involve baking, and Christmas is no different. My grandma made fresh coconut cake and served it with a red colored, ... Read more

10 months ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Make sure to taste eggnog frequently

The last line of George Washington’s Christmas eggnog recipe may be the most important, “Taste frequently.” Mindfulness of foodborne illness ensures eggnog drinkers can safely ... Read more

10 months ago by Staff Report.

Average Thanksgiving meal is $60.33 this year

Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for just over $6 per person this year, according to an informal price survey ... Read more

11 months ago by Staff Report.

Virginia’s turkey production continues to grow

American turkey production may be heading for another downturn, but Virginia turkey producers are poised to stay ahead of national trends. The National Agricultural Statistics ... Read more

12 months ago by Staff Report.

October is Virginia Wine Month

Some Virginia wine enthusiasts believe the state’s vineyards produce wines on par with the Napa and Rhone valleys. During Virginia Wine Month in October, residents ... Read more

12 months ago by Staff Report.

COLUMN — Making the most of apple season

nAfter many hot canning days through the summer, the turn to September and cooler temperature is a welcome one. And with September comes apples. Apples ... Read more

1 year ago by Katharine Wilson.

Pecan Festival canceled

For the safety of our patrons, merchants, volunteers, artists, staff and students, due to the unpredictable and ongoing threat posed by the spread of COVID-19, ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Report.

It’s time for tomatoes

July may be brutally hot, but the bounty of tomatoes this time of year helps compensate for the heat. I eat a tomato sandwich almost ... Read more

1 year ago by Guest Columnist.

Tips for swimming in a lake or river

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that more than 30 people lost their lives to drowning in June at lake and river projects ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Report.

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