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Average price for a Thanksgiving meal in Virginia is $91.30

As the cost of consumer goods continues to trend upward, so has the price of a Thanksgiving meal.

October is the month for pumpkins in Virginia

Last year, Americans spent more than $300 million on pumpkin-flavored products, according to market research from Nielsen. With all the excitement surrounding this fall favorite, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) encourages consumers to pick up real, Virginia Grown pumpkins this season too.

Experts want Virginia families to go back to school with food safety awareness

Food safety experts at the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) says parents should be aware that food preparation and storage is as important to family health as the food itself.

Prince William County Schools raise lunch prices

School lunches will cost a nickel more for the 2014-15 school year due to federal regulations, according to a news release from Prince William County Schools.

Governor proclaims Farmers Market Week Aug. 3-9 in Virginia

It’s the best time to enjoy the bounty of the summer season. At farmers’ markets across the Commonwealth, families will find Virginia Grown tomatoes, corn, squash, peaches, melons, berries, flowers and more harvested at the peak of flavor, freshness and nutrition. To celebrate, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe proclaims August 3-9, 2014 as “Virginia Farmers’ Market Week.”

Taste of Lake Ridge this evening, May 13

Have a Taste of Lake Ridge from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, May 13, as a variety of local restaurants show off their fare. The Taste of Lake Ridge is a fun family event, in the Lake Ridge Parks and Recreation Association parking lot at 12350 Oakwood Drive.

Virginia strawberries will likely be bigger and sweeter in 2014

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services anticipates the peak of this year’s Virginia strawberry season to arrive in early May for southeastern Virginia, where temperatures are milder; and mid- to late-May in other parts of the Commonwealth, where the weather is cooler, a news release said.

Aden Grocery … charm, nostalgia, fried bologna sandwiches …

Aden Grocery sits at a quiet, country crossroads at the corner of Aden Road and Fleetwood Drive in the tiny village of Aden, but with a Nokesville address. It dates to circa 1890 and is one of the oldest continuously-running businesses in Prince William County with that elusive charm that keeps people coming back.

Help Prince William school cafeterias decide what’s for lunch on March 6

Here’s a chance for parents, students and staff to weigh in on new entrées, side dishes and other food products that could be offered for breakfast and lunch during the 2014-15 school year in Prince William County school cafeterias.

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