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Mark Pollinator Week: One of every three bites of food you eat is made possible by pollinators

Honey bees are invaluable to the health of the U.S. agricultural economy as they enable the production of at least 90 commercially grown crops in the nation. In Virginia, honeybees are essential pollinators for about one-third of the state’s fruit and vegetable crops. That is why Governor Ralph S. Northam declared June 17-23 as Virginia Pollinator Week. Without adequate pollination, Virginia could experience a significant reduction in its harvest of apples, alfalfa, berries,cucumbers, melons, squash, peaches and pumpkins.”

It’s Farmer’s Market Week! Most produce is chemical-free at Gainesville market on Thursdays

The Farmers Market at The Marque on Heathcote Boulevard is a handy on Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m. for those getting off Interstate 66 after a long trek home from the office or for those living in the Gainesville-Haymarket areas.

It’s Farmer’s Market Week! Vendors inside & out at Green Barns in The Plains

The old green barn that once held winning horses now holds local homegrown or homemade treasures. On Sunday afternoons, visitors can roam those stalls in search for the perfect find at this producer-only market which has been serving the area for 15 years.

Prince William seniors can get books delivered to their doors with Meals on Wheels

Prince William Area Agency on Aging Meals on Wheels program and the Prince William Public Library System are partnering to bring books and audio books to a senior citizen's door when meals are delivered.

Manassas Park farmers market opens Friday at City Hall parking lot

The farmers market that opened last fall in Manassas Park returns this Friday-- May 3. Hours are 3-7 p.m. at a new location - Manassas Park City Hall parking lot.

Talk to a master gardener about your gardening questions

Master gardeners are on duty twice a month 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Manassas farmer's market on Saturdays and the Dale City farmer's market on Sundays.

Va.‘s ag chief reveals his top 10 list of “Misconceptions About Agriculture”

Virginia Agriculture Week March 17-23 is the perfect time to address some of the common misconceptions about agriculture, says Matthew Lohr, Virginia's Secretary of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Like David Letterman, his list goes from #10 to #1.

Testers needed to taste foods that could be served in PWC school cafeterias

Taste testers needed for Prince William County School Food and Nutrition Services' 23rd annual Food Show on March 7, with two sessions, 6 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. at Patriot High School in Nokesville.

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