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Aug. 3-9 is Farmers’ Market Week

RICHMOND — In recognition of Virginia Farmers’ Market Week, Aug. 3-9, Virginians are being encouraged to break out their video cameras and chronicle their experience of eating locally-produced products for a day.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is issuing the “Eat Local for a Day” challenge to promote Virginia agriculture.
Pulaski has a farmers’ market at the corner of South Washington Avenue and Dora Highway, outside the train station.
According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, local products ensure great taste and maximum nutrition when “harvested at the peak of freshness.”
“Eating local gives you a chance to know the people who produce your food and reduces energy costs by saving shipping miles,” a Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services press release states.
“Buying Virginia Grown or Virginia’s Finest products supports Virginia’s number one industry, agriculture, and helps ensure that working farmland remains in production,” according to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services news release.
As part of the challenge, Virginians are being asked to participate in a video challenge by picking one day during Farmers’ Market Week and eating only Virginia products for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
“Make a video of what you ate, where you bought it and how much you enjoyed it,” the press release states.
Videos may be emailed to eatlocalva@vdacs.virginia.gov by Sept. 2 for a chance to win a Virginia prize pack and see the winning video featured on VDACS’ web site and YouTube.
The prize pack consists of a “full-to-bursting prize basket” of Virginia foods, beverages, a Virginia Grown polo shirt, a logo cap or tote bag, and other Virginia items.

Complete details are available at www.virginiagrown.com. The web site also includes a list of locations to purchase or pick-your-own Virginia Grown fruits and vegetables, a produce availability chart, recipes and more.
A listing of Virginia processed foods may be found at www.vdacs.virginia.gov/food&beverage/index.shtml.
“Now, more than ever, eating local makes a lot of sense,” said VDACS commissioner Todd P. Haymore. “And I encourage all ages to accept our challenge.”
“Start by eating local for a day and submitting your video, but don’t stop there,” Haymore said. “Make delicious Virginia products a part of every meal, all year long.”

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Aug. 3-9 is Farmers’ Market Week

RICHMOND — In recognition of Virginia Farmers’ Market Week, Aug. 3-9, Virginians are being encouraged to break out their video cameras and chronicle their experience of eating locally-produced products for a day.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is issuing the “Eat Local for a Day” challenge to promote Virginia agriculture.
Pulaski has a farmers’ market at the corner of South Washington Avenue and Dora Highway, outside the train station.
According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, local products ensure great taste and maximum nutrition when “harvested at the peak of freshness.”
“Eating local gives you a chance to know the people who produce your food and reduces energy costs by saving shipping miles,” a Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services press release states.
“Buying Virginia Grown or Virginia’s Finest products supports Virginia’s number one industry, agriculture, and helps ensure that working farmland remains in production,” according to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services news release.
As part of the challenge, Virginians are being asked to participate in a video challenge by picking one day during Farmers’ Market Week and eating only Virginia products for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
“Make a video of what you ate, where you bought it and how much you enjoyed it,” the press release states.
Videos may be emailed to eatlocalva@vdacs.virginia.gov by Sept. 2 for a chance to win a Virginia prize pack and see the winning video featured on VDACS’ web site and YouTube.
The prize pack consists of a “full-to-bursting prize basket” of Virginia foods, beverages, a Virginia Grown polo shirt, a logo cap or tote bag, and other Virginia items.

Complete details are available at www.virginiagrown.com. The web site also includes a list of locations to purchase or pick-your-own Virginia Grown fruits and vegetables, a produce availability chart, recipes and more.
A listing of Virginia processed foods may be found at www.vdacs.virginia.gov/food&beverage/index.shtml.
“Now, more than ever, eating local makes a lot of sense,” said VDACS commissioner Todd P. Haymore. “And I encourage all ages to accept our challenge.”
“Start by eating local for a day and submitting your video, but don’t stop there,” Haymore said. “Make delicious Virginia products a part of every meal, all year long.”

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