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Where to find strawberries in Virginia Beach

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS PUNGO — Strawberry season is here, and produce farmers have opened fields and farm stands with steps in place to address concerns about the novel coronavirus.  The following is a list of Virginia Beach U-pick and pre-pick strawberry farms,… Continue Reading

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State clarifies you-pick, farm stand rules; constraints placed upon farmers market operations during coronavirus emergency

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH — Local produce farmers can provide their goods directly to consumers amid the new coronavirus public health emergency, though they must take precautions to protect workers and customers, according to guidance from state agriculture officials… Continue Reading

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Peanut patch in Pungo has folks picking plenty

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE PUNGO — Farmer John Cromwell has peanuts alongside the pumpkins available at the family farm stand, Cromwell’s Produce on New Bridge Road. Around Hampton Roads, the crop is generally associated with Suffolk, but Cromwell said it takes well… Continue Reading