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AARP Virginia asks people to organize, participate, donate food in September

No collection will be deemed too small but with some effort on the part of your groups(s), the results can indeed be truly impactful in feeding the needy in your community. AARP Virginia is asking you to please organize, participate, and donate during September’s Hunger Action Month.

Crop Insurance 101 webinar set for July 20 - open to all farmers nationnwide

Farmers and ranchers nationwide are invited to participate in a webinar on July 20 from noon to 1 p.m., CT, which will provide an overview of available federal crop insurance options.

Oh! Market in Manassas to host international food festival June 26-27

Oh! Market is celebrating its diverse community and foods by hosting an international food festival on Sat., June 26 and Sun., June 27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at its store at 7412 Stream Walk Lane in Manassas. Food tastings will represent cuisine from Korea, China, Japan, Caribbean, Vietnam, Central America, Mexico, India and more. Admission is free.

Agriculture is Virginia’s biggest industry and June 13-19 is Va. Agriculture Week

Governor Ralph Northam has issued a proclamation declaring June 13–19 as Virginia Agriculture Week to recognize and celebrate the many contributions of the Commonwealth’s agricultural community. The Governor, First Lady, and Northam Administration officials will visit sites throughout Virginia to highlight the economic impact of the agriculture industry and the role of farmers and agribusinesses.

Virtual trade show series April 15 and April 22 to feature Virginia’s Finest Producers

A Manassas-based company, Bakefully Yours, will be among vendors featured April 15 and April 22 during the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' (VDACS) Virginia’s Finest Specialty Food and Beverage Virtual Trade Show Series.

Hungry suspects? PIzza taken from delivery man

The victim, a 53-year-old man, reported to police that he was delivering pizza in the above area when he was approached by three unknown individuals. The victim identified one of the suspects as the person who made the order and agreed to follow them to the correct address. The suspects stopped on the walking path between apartment buildings and took the pizza order from the victim before pushing him on the ground.

Time for a new refrigerator? Save 6% sales tax during Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 7-9

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative encourages Virginians who need a new refrigerator to purchase one marked with the ENERGY STAR label during the commonwealth's Sales Tax Holiday, Aug. 7-9. Northern Virginians will save the state 6% sales tax. Eligible models must cost $2,500 or less.

Yum! Headquarters for International Gourmet Foods distributor locating in Woodbridge

International Gourmet Foods, Inc. will invest $15.6 million to establish a new headquarters in Woodbridge, which will bring 169 new jobs. The 130,000-square-foot development at 13405 Telegraph Road will also house the company's sales, warehouse and cold storage operations that serve Virginia and parts of North Carolina.

Va. Cooperative Extension offers gardening advice remotely via Zoom starting April 23

Are you thinking about starting a garden but are unsure where to start? Virginia Cooperative Extension says it can help remotely.

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