The holidays are upon us, and food, family and friends are once again the order of the season.
If it’s a nutty holiday you’re seeking, the Virginia Peanut Growers Association is the way to go. The Association website is aboutpeanuts.com. Customers can shop for famous Virginia peanuts from various retailers and have them shipped in time for holiday snacking enjoyment.
Belle Grove Plantation will be hosting its 3rd annual holiday market on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 20, 1-5 p.m. It is free to come to the market and to park. Tours of the Manor House will be $5 for those 12 and older.
Winchester, Va., invites you to celebrate the season, with a visit to Old Town Winchester for a stroll through the quaint and historic pedestrian mall downtown. The mall is festively decorated and boasts a beautiful 35-foot tall Christmas tree. Take in the sights and spend the day browsing locally owned shops boutiques, and galleries for truly unique gifts. At dusk, visit the outdoor Winter Wonderland, Winchester’s famous light show. For more, go to visitwinchesterva.com.
Join the picturesque Highland County community for Wintertide on Dec. 3 for a craft market, Santa, and tastes of the season. Come back for Big Fish Cider’s Wassail in early 2023. Celebrate the start of the sugar trees for delicious maple syrup with the 63rd Maple Festival on March 11-12 and 18-19, 2023. For more information, visit highlandcounty.org.
Finally, consider a gift of Cooperative Living magazine. For $10, you can give a year’s worth of happy reading to the recipient of your choice. Contact Nina Jacobs at [email protected].
All of us at Cooperative Living wish our readers and their families a very happy, healthy and safe holiday season!