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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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Virginia Beach Farm Bureau resolutions approved, board members picked

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS BACK BAY – Virginia Beach Farm Bureau members last month elected six officers to two-year terms of service on the board. The vote came during a meeting Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Creeds Ruritan Community Center, said… 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