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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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Farmer Feature: Mt. Crawford Creamery

The Will family operates a unique agribusiness in the Shenandoah Valley, a family farm where people can visit to see milk literally travel from the cow to the refrigerator. After many years in the dairy business and much searching for ...
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Powered by MarketMaker

The Buy Fresh Buy Local Shenandoah Valley directory is “powered by MarketMaker” meaning that it pulls relevant information from the BFBL Shenandoah Valley MarketMaker profiles to showcase in our searchable, mappable directory. MarketMaker is a digital platform and database that ...
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Terms of Participation: Shenandoah Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local

Buy Fresh Buy Local® empowers community members to engage with their local agricultural system, and make decisions with their food dollars that help it to thrive. Thriving local farms translate to increased resilience of our natural systems, economy, and communities ...
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