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Dairy producers help area food banks

Milk is a rich resource in Virginia, with 505 dairy farms producing 173 million gallons of milk in 2019. But not all Virginians have access ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Commemorating Hospital Week

Town Manager Dr. Scott Davis and Mayor David Whitus present Centra Southside Community Hospital CEO Thomas Angelo with a proclamation declaring May 9 through May ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

It’s time to plan for pickles

As gardening season is here, I urge you to grow a variety of vegetables for pickling. Going beyond cucumbers can lead to delicious, crisp pickles ... Read more

1 month ago by Katharine Wilson.

Home baking continues to rise

Home baking escalated during the pandemic, and it continues to be on the rise. From renovation projects to gardening, the coronavirus lockdown sent many consumers ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Brewery releases new brew

Three Roads Brewing and the Southside SPCA held a Can-Can Event fundraiser on Saturday, March 20, at Three Roads Brewing in Farmville. During the event, ... Read more

3 months ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Registration open for spring rec sports

The Cumberland County Recreation Department is accepting registrations for spring baseball, softball and T-ball. Registration forms can be located at www.cumberlandrec.weebly.com. Ages for participation are ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

There are plenty of workout alternatives outside the gym

Maintaining physical activity and good health during the pandemic will not only help with weight management but also supports a healthy immune system and improves ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Inspiring young chefs

Area kids are getting the chance to expand their culinary skills thanks to the virtual Neighborhood Chefs cooking series. According to 4-H Youth Development Associate ... Read more

4 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Reference guide of poisonous plants available

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are spending more time outdoors. The pandemic has also sparked an increased interest in foraging for wild foods. This ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Farm food box program extended

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced another $1.5 billion to purchase food for a fifth round of the Farmers to Families Food Box program, ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Rupen elevates sauces to a new level

After looking at how Virginia Food Works operates last month, I’d like to highlight one of our wonderful clients, Rupen’s. Rupen Rao immigrated to the ... Read more

5 months ago by Katharine Wilson.

Fruitcake: The treat that everyone loves to hate

In my family, celebrations always involve baking, and Christmas is no different. My grandma made fresh coconut cake and served it with a red colored, ... Read more

6 months ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Make sure to taste eggnog frequently

The last line of George Washington’s Christmas eggnog recipe may be the most important, “Taste frequently.” Mindfulness of foodborne illness ensures eggnog drinkers can safely ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Report.

Average Thanksgiving meal is $60.33 this year

Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for just over $6 per person this year, according to an informal price survey ... Read more

7 months ago by Staff Report.

Virginia’s turkey production continues to grow

American turkey production may be heading for another downturn, but Virginia turkey producers are poised to stay ahead of national trends. The National Agricultural Statistics ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Report.

October is Virginia Wine Month

Some Virginia wine enthusiasts believe the state’s vineyards produce wines on par with the Napa and Rhone valleys. During Virginia Wine Month in October, residents ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Report.

COLUMN — Making the most of apple season

nAfter many hot canning days through the summer, the turn to September and cooler temperature is a welcome one. And with September comes apples. Apples ... Read more

9 months ago by Katharine Wilson.

Pecan Festival canceled

For the safety of our patrons, merchants, volunteers, artists, staff and students, due to the unpredictable and ongoing threat posed by the spread of COVID-19, ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Report.

It’s time for tomatoes

July may be brutally hot, but the bounty of tomatoes this time of year helps compensate for the heat. I eat a tomato sandwich almost ... Read more

11 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Tips for swimming in a lake or river

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that more than 30 people lost their lives to drowning in June at lake and river projects ... Read more

11 months ago by Staff Report.

Giving Garden grows goodwill

A bountiful harvest is underway at the Giving Garden, a community garden recently developed by members of Heritage Baptist Church in Farmville. The Giving Garden, ... Read more

11 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Dried herbs add flavor to meals year round

As I try my best to patiently wait for my garden’s tomatoes to blush and pepper varieties to turn from green to red and yellow, ... Read more

11 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Dehydrating food is simple with the right tools

My husband and I like dehydrated food for different reasons. He’s an avid hiker, and sees dried food as a way to pack lightweight meals ... Read more

12 months ago by Guest Columnist.

No license required to fish this weekend

Citizens may fish without a license during the first weekend in June. No fishing license of any kind will be required for recreational rod and ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Report.

Determine what veggies to grow to save money

There are a few key elements to planning your garden with food preservation in mind. You can look for a balance of crops that you ... Read more

1 year ago by Guest Columnist.

Impress with homemade sweets

While heart-shaped boxes of chocolate might be ubiquitous in February, those who want to truly impress that special someone can try their hand at baking ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Report.

A delicious night in Farmville

An estimated 375 people were drawn to the Firemen’s Sports Arena Thursday, Jan. 30, for the 2020 edition of the Taste of Farmville, hosted by ... Read more

1 year ago by Titus Mohler.

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