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A Home Away from Home

A Home Away from Home

Celebrating the resilience of military children May 2024 content courtesy of Statepoint Life in the U.S. Armed Forces can be challenging, especially for the youngest members of the nation’s military community: the 1.6 million children of service members. From constant...

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An Underground Love Affair

An Underground Love Affair

Show spuds some affection this February January-February 2024 by Nicole Zema, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Roasted, baked, fried or mashed; smothered in gravy or chilled for a summer salad, potatoes are a nutrient-rich vegetable with endless culinary versatility....

Maryland’s Bella Vita Farms built on inspiration

Maryland’s Bella Vita Farms built on inspiration

Bella Vita Farms serves Gaithersburg, Olney, Germantown and other surrounding areas. Its greenhouse now has 85, 500-gallon tanks which include a 6,000-gallon aquaponics system and supports Koi and Tilapia contributing to year-round greens growth. 

Springtime On The Farm

Springtime On The Farm

As the weather warms, spring produce ripens and people venture out to pick strawberries or visit farmers’ markets to buy locally grown herbs, spinach, asparagus and more.

Barking Up The Right Tree

Barking Up The Right Tree

If you have pets that enjoy spending time outdoors, it’s important to make sure your yard is a safe place for them to be. Consider these hazards that can negatively impact the well-being of your furry friends.

Something For Everyone

Something For Everyone

At the annual Virginia Farm Festival, you can marvel over a fluffy alpaca; delight in an antique tractor show; and learn how garden crops grow.

Bacon’s Castle Receives Grant

Bacon’s Castle Receives Grant

January 2023 The home is the oldest brick dwelling in North America by Preservation Virginia Preservation Virginia’s Bacon’s Castle, built in 1665, is the recipient of a $400,000 Save America’s Treasures challenge grant for its ongoing preservation. Funding through...