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Va. farm markets stretching hours to the holidays

Of the more than 200 farm markets in the state, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says 28 remain open through the end of the holiday season.

Saturday - 11/30/2013, 09:24am EST

Tags: farmers markets

Farm fresh fraud: Not all produce sold at markets is fresh or local

Many shop at local farmers markets hoping to find fresh, tasty product. But some vendors don't grow their own produce instead buying it at auction. So how can you tell the fakes from the real deal?

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 07:15pm EDT

Tags: Virginia Cooperative Extension Service

Inova Health cookbook keeps it local

Put the words hospital and food together and most of us cringe. But a group of health care providers is trying to change all that, and they are doing it for a very good cause.

Monday - 08/19/2013, 07:25am EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, Inova Health System, cookbook, SNAP

Local restaurant and market planned for Takoma Park

Busboys and Poets is planning to open its fifth location in Takoma Park, and the new restaurant will also feature a local market.

Friday - 08/16/2013, 02:51pm EDT

Tags: Busboys and Poets, restaurant, food, Takoma Park

The farmers behind the farmers market

As Virginia's Farmers Market Week draws to a close, WTOP took a trip to the Ballston FRESHFARM Market to get the stories behind the men and women who grow and make our food.

Friday - 08/09/2013, 08:44am EDT

Tags: FreshFarm Market, Rachel Nania, local, food, farm

Va. begins a week of celebrating farmers markets

Governor Bob McDonnell is celebrating the uptick in popularity of the markets by declaring this week Virginia Farmers Market Week across the state.

Sunday - 08/04/2013, 06:39pm EDT

Tags: farmers markets, Dale City, Dale City Farmers Market

WTOP's Top 10: The best farmers market

It's loved for more than its fresh produce and locally- sourced food items. As one patron describes, the farmers market in Del Ray in Alexandria is the kick-off of the neighborhood's social weekend.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 03:04pm EDT

Tags: Top 10, Del Ray, Alexandria, Kathy Stewart

Avoid cyclospora infections with local fruits, vegetables

A stomach bug linked to produce can keep you in the bathroom. Here are tips for selecting produce that is less likely to be contaminated.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 09:22am EDT

Tags: produce, food, cyclospora, Mary Beth Albright,

Make room for fresh fruit on your grill

Grilling hamburgers and hot dogs for the holiday? Why not add peaches to the mix?

Monday - 07/01/2013, 10:45am EDT

Tags: local produce, Mary Beth Albright, peaches, Grilling, 4th of July

Farmers markets feed demand for prepared foods

Urban regions across the country are seeing a trend of markets popping up during weekday meal times to feed hungry nine-to-fivers and busy families looking for wholesome food on the go. And farmers and suppliers are picking up on the trend by offering ready-to-eat foods, such as sandwiches, soups, pickles and popsicles.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 08:52am EDT

Tags: Rachel Nania, markets, White House, Ann Yonkers, FreshFarm Market, prepared food, produce

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