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

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Warm, dry summer boosts blackberries

Virginia-grown blackberries reach their peak in July, and local farmers are reporting an excellent crop this year despite a sweltering start to summer. “[This year] ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Cannery has new rules to control demand

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

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Strawberry season has arrived

Strawberry season is here, and farmers are eagerly welcoming guests and their strawberry-picking buckets. “Consumers can expect a good fruit load on the plant, with ... Read more

3 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

3 months ago by Katharine Wilson.

Centra begins needs assessment process with survey

Every three years Centra is required to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for the communities served by the not-for-profit health care system. Part ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

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

3 months ago by Staff Report.

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

3 months ago by Staff Report.

1.29% of foods exceed acceptable pesticide levels

The U.S. Department of Agriculture once again revealed nearly 99% of foods tested in its Pesticide Data Program have pesticide residues that fall well below ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Ladies of the Lake donate to cancer care

The Ladies of the Lake Cancer Support Group turned COVID social distancing into an art form with the help of Keith Papke, a photographer/videographer who ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

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