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At Blue, a home for fresh seafood and dining with local ingredients at Red Mill Commons in Virginia Beach

BY JANE BLOODWORTH ROWE RED MILL — Executive chef Charles Thain considers sweet potato biscuits to be one of his signature recipes. So how did a Virginia Beach native come to be identified with a dish that most people associate with… Continue Reading

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New effort for generations of a farming family on First Colonial

BY VENI FIELDS VIRGINIA BEACH — Naturally the sky would open up. And the truck would break down. And the wind would just about blow a gale. Curtains of rain poured over wide, green and white awnings on Friday, April 22,… Continue Reading

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Pumpkins, squash, other offerings at local produce markets — for now

BY JANE BLOODWORTH ROWE PUNGO — Some consumers may associate local produce with the sweet corn and tomatoes of summer, but the growing season keeps going here even after frost has blackened the last tomato. Now’s the time for sweet potatoes,… Continue Reading