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How to tell it’s Farmers Market Week in Virginia

This Saturday at Taber Park in Urbanna

The fresh corn and melons of Garner’s Produce was a hit at the July Urbanna Farmers Market. The August market will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. this Saturday, August 12, at Taber Park in Urbanna. The trio “Out on a Limb” will perform. (Photo by Tom Hardin)

There are two ways to tell it’s Farmers Market Week. One, its peak season for so many crops that the markets are fairly bursting with fresh-picked, height-of-nutrition, harvested-at-the-peak-of-flavor Virginia grown goodness. Two, Governor Terry McAuliffe issued a proclamation heralding August 6-12 as Farmers Market Week in Virginia.

Peaches are at their juiciest best in August, and early apples are just coming in with more to come through November. Tomatoes are big, red, ripe and flavorful. In addition, at farmers markets across the Commonwealth right now, shoppers will find Virginia grown Asian pears, butter beans, berries, cantaloupes, carrots, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, melons, nectarines, okra, onions, white and sweet potatoes, squash and more. In addition, they also may find non-produce products such as eggs, herbs, honey, plants and fresh-cut flowers. 

The Urbanna Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. this Saturday, August 12, at Taber Park. In addition to all the fresh vegetables, fruits and meats awaiting market-goers, there will be a variety of arts and crafts, informational booths, a 50-50 raffle, hot food, and live music by the trio “Out on a Limb.”.

posted 08.09.2017

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