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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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Strawberries: Where you can find — or pick — them in Virginia Beach

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS PUNGO – Strawberry season is in full swing.  The following is a list of Virginia Beach U-pick and pre-picked strawberry farms, markets or stands from a list compiled by the Virginia Beach Cooperative Extension office.  Please check… Continue Reading

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Agriculture: Remembering Elsie Creekmore, matriarch of a Virginia Beach farming family

Ed. — This story originally ran in print on Dec. 21, 2018. BY JANE BLOODWORTH ROWE VIRGINIA BEACH – Some people marry into money or fame, but those who married Elsie V. Creekmore’s children and grandchildren understood that they were marrying… Continue Reading

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Virginia Beach City Council clears way for ice skating rink at farmers market

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE — Ice skating may become a regular winter activity at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market after the City Council voted last month to use more than $167,000 for electrical upgrades. The funding, left over from the… Continue Reading

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Ice skating rink could draw people to Virginia Beach Farmers Market, giving year-round businesses a winter boost

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – The Virginia Beach Farmers Market could be the site of an ice skating rink this winter, creating a family-friendly attraction near the intersection of Princess Anne and Dam Neck roads and boosting traffic for year-round… Continue Reading

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Trimmer named Virginia Beach Excellence in Agriculture Award winner for department leadership

BY VENI FIELDS VIRGINIA BEACH — In December, David Trimmer, the director of Virginia Beach Department of Agriculture, held a breakfast meeting at Eddy’s Café in Red Mill with members of the committee that selects each year’s Excellence in Agriculture award.… Continue Reading

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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