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Celebrate Virginia Farmers Market Week

By August 1, 2012

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Because of the popularity of farmers' markets, Governor Bob McDonnell has recognized the week of August 5 - 11, 2012, as Farmers' Market Week in Virginia. Farmers' markets are great places to find locally grown tomatoes, peaches, sweet corn, fresh eggs and cheese, plants and herbs acclimated to the specific micro climate, homemade strawberry jam and more. The continuing growth of Virginia farmers' markets helps maintain agriculture as the Commonwealth's number one industry with an economic impact of $55 billion annually and 357,000 jobs to its credit. The markets also help sustain Virginia's working farms that provide green and open spaces and help preserve the high quality of life enjoyed by Virginians. See a guide to Local Foods of Virginia.

See Also:
  • Local Foods of Maryland
  • Maryland Farmers Markets
  • Farmers Markets in Washington DC
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