Monthly Archives: July 2012

Beetle Patrol

by Sara Skelton On my first morning of farm work, I woke up early and ready, mostly for breakfast (the thought of peanut butter mixed with jelly or yogurt swirled with granola motivates me to get out of bed every … Continue reading

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‘Round the Mountain Goes Straight to DC

by Debby Loggans Gallery Street was the wrong stop on the green line of the D.C. metro. Sounded right, considering that I was heading for a reception at Senator Mark Warner’s office where work from artisans and artists throughout Virginia … Continue reading

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Pinch me. I must be in Southwest Virginia!

FloydFest is a non-stop, 360-degree fest for the senses, but the allure of the Virginia Folklife Porch is “a gift”, an homage borrowed from someone else’s Facebook post that sums it up nicely. Yesterday, my husband JD and I had … Continue reading

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A Taste of Abingdon at the Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ Market Season is in full swing in towns across Southwest Virginia, but one of my favorites is the Abingdon Farmers Market. This also happens to be the favorite of several of my co-workers… Every other day, the ladies I … Continue reading

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Independence Farmers’ Market

by Hannah Martin & Emilia Jones At the corner, a peapod dances to music only he can hear, waving a sign: “Farmers Market Ahead.” “We’re going to head up to Blacksburg next week, go to a real farmer’s market,” a … Continue reading

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Beagle Ridge Herb Farm: A Southwest Virginia Treasure

by Ellen Reynolds For years I have felt my life has been a journey of happy events all leading us to Southwest Virginia. After living all over the world as I was growing up, it seemed right to make this … Continue reading

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Wytheville Community Day

Wytheville’s own, Danny Gordon, moderates a great discussion about tomorrow’s Wytheville Community Day at Heartwood in today’s installment of The Cultural Heart of Southwest Virginia: Authentic, Distinctive, Alive. The program airs Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. ET on WEHC 90.7FM, Emory. … Continue reading

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