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Why Buy Local?

Buying local is easy! When you buy local food, you vote with your food dollar. There are many great reasons to Buy Fresh Buy Local: If every household in our ten county region spent $10 a week on local agricultural…

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Safe Handling of Raw Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are essential for a healthy diet. Nutritious produce can be purchased at your local grocery store or farmers market, or even grown in your backyard. While produce is usually safe, it can become contaminated throughout the farm-to-fork…

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What’s In Season?

           Guest blogger Ben Garber here to wish you a happy first day of summer! We’ve hit that time of year when the farms and gardens of Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley turn into a kaleidoscope of…

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What is Community Supported Agriculture?

Willow Grove Farm CSA in Winchester, VA is one of many small farms changing the way farmers and consumers interact in a big way.  Following the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model, Willow Grove Farm offers consumers the chance to experience…

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Waste Not, Want Not

According to the NRDC, 20% of all fruits and vegetables grown never even leave the farm Shenandoah Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local exists to encourage you to become more aware of your local food system and how it impacts your…

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