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Photos: Breakfast with Santa at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS LANDSTOWN — Young people and a jolly old elf spoke of Christmas requests over pancakes and eggs on Saturday, Dec. 2, during the Virginia Beach Farmers Martket’s annual Breakfast With Santa event, which kicked off with a morning… Continue Reading

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Sometimes love means wearing reindeer antlers because Mom wants you to wear reindeer antlers

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE LANDSTOWN — Jonathan Montes is a Norfolk State University student who is studying chemistry because he plans to go into the nanotechnology field. Those are some serious studies, but he still makes time to help his mom. Lanita… Continue Reading

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Virginia Beach Farmers Market seeks craft vendors for upcoming events

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS LANDSTOWN – The Virginia Beach Farmers Market at Princess Anne and Dam Neck roads is looking for craft vendors to participate in upcoming shows at the market. Upcoming special events, all of them on Saturdays from 10… Continue Reading

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Beach N’ Seafood brings seafood back to Virginia Beach Farmers Market

BY JANE BLOODWORTH ROWE LANDSTOWN — When it comes to seafood, Eric Gamble puts the emphasis on local. Gamble, owner of Beach N’ Seafood Co. at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market, stocks local favorites, including Eastern Shore oysters, Little Neck clams… Continue Reading

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Photos: Face to face with livestock at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS LANDSTOWN — Young people came face to face with livestock last month during the Virginia Beach Farmers Market’s annual Harvest Fair and Craft Show at the market where Princess Anne and Dam Neck roads meet.  The 4-H Livestock Club… Continue Reading

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Birdhouse blossomed into business at The Garden Box in Virginia Beach

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE LANDSTOWN — Some years ago, one of Fred Jordan’s sons came home with a Cub Scouts project. He had to build a birdhouse. Build they did.  “The next thing you know, we had 30 birdhouses in the house,”… Continue Reading

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Each Wednesday, bidders find fresh deals at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market produce auction

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS LANDSTOWN — On a recent Wednesday evening, people bought local sweet corn during the weekly produce auction at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market. And cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, fresh fruit and so much more. The auctions, led by Gene… Continue Reading

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Saying goodbye to Uncle Chuck’s Seafood at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE LANDSTOWN — Early this month, just about everything was for sale at Uncle Chuck’s Seafood, and the people who came wanted to buy some of the seafood, of course, and possibly fridges and such, but some wanted signs… Continue Reading

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Gallery: Virginia, Carolina bluegrass musicians find a stage at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market parking lot

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE LANDSTOWN — For years, musicians from Hampton Roads, North Carolina and beyond have gathered at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market to play and sing bluegrass. It’s a Friday evening tradition, but it shouldn’t be confused with the Friday Night… Continue Reading

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Bargains abound at weekly produce auction at Beach Farmers Market

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS LANDSTOWN — At the evening produce auction every Wednesday through Oct. 28, people buying lots both big and small look for deals from local growers who have brought their goods to the Virginia Beach Farmers Market. The auctions, led… Continue Reading