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The mantra, "buy local" is catching on as farmers markets become more abundant nationwide and Virginia is among the states experiencing the most growth.
In Montgomery County, the Department of Economic Development is working to generate links between farmers and restaurants.
With the farmers markets back in season, local farmers ramp up their kale supply to keep up with the demand.
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.
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Farmers markets often say they check to make sure patrons are getting locally-grown food, but how do they do that?
Governor Bob McDonnell is celebrating the uptick in popularity of the markets by declaring this week Virginia Farmers Market Week across the state.
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