Going organic- Is it the right choice for farmers?

by Staff October 29, 2014

Central Virginia is home to some of the most beautiful farms. They can range from a 30 acre apple orchard, to over 300 acres of a cattle farm. Eating organic is becoming a very popular health trend, not only because of the benefits to our environment, but also the many health benefits to our bodies. [...]


Virginia Post and Beam Home for Sale

by Gayle October 13, 2014

Why you will love this farm:  Phenomenal Blue Ridge Mountain views,  spacious post and beam home sited perfectly for the views, the private pool complex and entertainment spaces, 194+/- acres fenced for rotational grazing with automatic waterers in place. What you can do here:  raise cattle, horses or other livestock, turn the home into a B&B or wedding venue, [...]


Virginia Pumpkin Growers

by Staff October 10, 2014

This is great news for Virginia.  CNN has reported that sales of pumpkins nationally has risen 34% just in the past 5 years.  Not coincidentally this is the same time frame since Starbucks introduced its pumpkin spice latte plus other pumpkin drinks and pastries. A professor at Virginia Tech’s Agricultural  school says that the southwest portion of VA went from zero acres [...]


Women Farmers

by Gayle October 9, 2014

In 1978 , five percent of the U.S. Farms were operated solely by women. Today that number is 13.7%  according to the USDA. These numbers do not include husband and wife combined management teams.  What are these women farming?  Below is a chart from the USDA 2012 Farm Census that shows the breakdown.  


Natural Hardwood Charcoal Making Demonstration

by Sue October 6, 2014

Madison County Farmers Market Madison, VA 8:00AM to 12:00PM The Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Department of Forestry and Old Rag Mountain Naturalists are sponsoring this Natural Hardwood Charcoal Making Demonstration. The charcoal will be made out of the Tree of Heaven! They will be cooking local meat and taste testing samples. This is a great [...]


Federal and Virginia State Duck Stamps

by Staff October 4, 2014

If you want to hunt for any kind of water birds, duck, geese etc … you will be required to first have a Federal Duck Stamp.  It will be the ‘conservation’ type that allows hunting of migratory birds.  These Duck Stamps can be found at licensed locations which include the USPS Post Offices, so that should make [...]