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Of the more than 200 farm markets in the state, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says 28 remain open through the end of the holiday season.
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Many shop at local farmers markets hoping to find fresh, tasty product. But some vendors don't grow their own produce instead buying it at auction. So how can you tell the fakes from the real deal?
Put the words hospital and food together and most of us cringe. But a group of health care providers is trying to change all that, and they are doing it for a very good cause.
Busboys and Poets is planning to open its fifth location in Takoma Park, and the new restaurant will also feature a local market.
As Virginia's Farmers Market Week draws to a close, WTOP took a trip to the Ballston FRESHFARM Market to get the stories behind the men and women who grow and make our food.
Governor Bob McDonnell is celebrating the uptick in popularity of the markets by declaring this week Virginia Farmers Market Week across the state.
It's loved for more than its fresh produce and locally- sourced food items. As one patron describes, the farmers market in Del Ray in Alexandria is the kick-off of the neighborhood's social weekend.
A stomach bug linked to produce can keep you in the bathroom. Here are tips for selecting produce that is less likely to be contaminated.
Grilling hamburgers and hot dogs for the holiday? Why not add peaches to the mix?
Urban regions across the country are seeing a trend of markets popping up during weekday meal times to feed hungry nine-to-fivers and busy families looking for wholesome food on the go. And farmers and suppliers are picking up on the trend by offering ready-to-eat foods, such as sandwiches, soups, pickles and popsicles.
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