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Local Food and Farming
6:40 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Farmer-Chef Express: Checking Out Local Farm Foods Online

The Internet has become a popular place for people to buy and sell products and for individuals in search of dates and mates to meet.  Now, a group in Charlottesville has launched a website where chefs can find producers of local farm products.  

If you’re looking for ghost peppers or baby ginger, quail eggs or chicken feet for stock, oyster mushrooms, organic hopes or goat milk ice cream, you’re in luck.  The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Rex Linville says his group has created a website that’s already offering those things and much more to the needy chef.

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Apple Cider Rules
6:25 am
Tue November 4, 2014

VA Apple Cider Makers are Getting Serious About Their Craft

There’s a new appreciation for well known fruit and Virginia is leading the way.  Heirloom apples, coveted for their nuanced flavor, are in demand for making hard cider.  And if a recent tasting is any indication, that demand will surely grow. 

Megan McGuire: So this one is called, “Serious Cider.”  We compare it to like a brewed Champagne.

Megan McGuire is pouring 5 different varieties of hard apple cider made here at Foggy Ridge Cidery .

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Business & Industry
7:47 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Need a Career Change? An Apple Butter Opportunity Awaits

If you’re tired of your desk job, Steve Bridge has a business opportunity you might like.  At 62, he’s retiring from a family tradition that’s been going for more than 30 years - turning Virginia apples into sweet, spicy butter.  

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Balancing Health & Money
3:32 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Healthy Eating on a Budget

When discussing nutrition and eating well, I am always disheartened to hear someone say that it is too expensive to eat healthy food.

I was pleased to find out that Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Integrative Health Coach and owner of Eat for Life, Jeanie Redick was teaching a class on Healthy Eating on a Budget at our local co-op.

Jeanie’s class was well attended, proving that this is a subject of interest to many trying to balance budget and health. Jeanie’s story and top tips are below.

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Part 3 of 3
6:09 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Beer Buzz: A Look at "From Grain to Growler"

As Virginia Craft Beer Month continues, plans are also underway for this weekend’s third annual Virginia Craft Brewer’s Fest in Nelson County. This week, we’ve been talking about some of the regulatory challenges of opening a micro-brew in the state… and today, we look at a new documentary highlighting the state’s brew culture.

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