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Farmers’ Market Week is Aug. 3-9

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Musician/singer Morgan Stewart (above) of Richmond and Urbanna will perform at the Urbanna Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. this Saturday, August 9, at Taber Park in Urbanna.

It’s the best time to enjoy the bounty of the summer season. At farmers’ markets across the Commonwealth, families will find Virginia grown tomatoes, corn, squash, peaches, melons, berries, flowers and more harvested at the peak of flavor, freshness and nutrition. To celebrate, Governor Terry McAuliffe has proclaimed August 3-9 as Virginia Farmers’ Market Week.

According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), there are more than 200 farmers’ markets statewide. These markets play a vital role in giving Virginia farms direct access to consumers, and consumers direct access to farmers. Farmers’ markets spur economic development, foster community engagement, support local farmers and provide fresh, nutritious food for Virginians.

In Middlesex County, the Urbanna Farmers’ Market is on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Taber Park in Urbanna; and the Deltaville Farmers’ Market is on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Deltaville Maritime Museum.

VDACS maintains a list of Virginia farmers’ markets by region on http://www.VirginiaGrown.com.

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 08.06.2014

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