Increasing interest in locally grown food is spurring a revival of ancient methods of preserving that food. With all the effort that goes into growing it, the next step is finding ways to store it for future consumption.
For decades, few people thought about where their food came from, beyond the grocery store shelf. But that’s changed in recent years and many people are interested in knowing more about the food they eat. Melissa Chase is the state coordinator for the Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Master Food Volunteer program.
It’s said the harmonica was invented by German instrument maker Christian Friedrich Ludwig Buschmann in 1821. Nearly 100 years later, a man was born who would take his passion for the harmonica to another level… and keep it there for nearly another 100 years.
At a time when almost every American carries a cell phone camera, it takes courage to try and publish a book of photographs, but a Virginia man was determined to celebrate the beauty of this state in print.
Ben Greenberg began taking pictures as a new father – 44 years ago -- but was quickly drawn to landscapes in Virginia.
“All the way from the Eastern Shore to the mountains, from Southwest Virginia Highlands all the way to the Potomac. There’s so much to be seen and to be photographed.”