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A town of many markets

It boggles my mind how many farmers markets Richmond sustains. Also surprising is how many vendors sell at several or nearly all of them. If the idea of a Starbucks on every corner in a major city doesn’t cannibalize the business, does it work the same way for local produce and wares?

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Drawing out anaphylaxis: a local woman’s stride to make life with food allergies better

Many children’s first birthday parties end in fistfuls of cake, melted ice cream, and lots of photos. For one local Richmonder, her child’s first birthday ended with an ambulance.

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Moonlight Magic for Massey

James River Cellars is throwing the 9th annual Moonlight Magic benefit for the Massey Alliance. Catered by Champagne Taste, it should be deliciously awesome.

Butchers, Bakers & Beyond Food

The Real Richmond Food Tours have been selling out left and right so get your tickets for this Saturday’s walking tour now.

Cancer prevention through healthy eating

The young professionals’ board of the Massey Cancer Center has launched a new initiative to educate other young professionals and the community about cancer prevention through nutrition and healthy living.

Happy birthday Secco!

Carytown’s favorite wine bar is turning one this week. To celebrate, they’re offering glass pours of different wines from their reserve list and daily trivia questions on Facebook with gift cards as prizes. Yesterday I was THISCLOSE to winning one of them (though I did have to go back to my original article to double […]

Anniversaries, farm events, and fundraisers

Have a cocktail for a cause this Thursday, May 19 at Blackfinn. From 7 – 10pm, happy hour proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Once Upon a Vine celebrates their 7th anniversary this Saturday, May 21, with food, drinks (of course) and music, from 1-5pm. Tricycle Gardens’ farm stand opened just […]

The 2nd Annual Secret Garden Party

Catch up with friends, meet some new folks, drink historic beverages, and nibble on Southern favorites while enjoying the sometimes surprising lush greenery within our fair city at tonight’s Secret Garden Party.

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Mainstream closes

Aiming at the middle-of-the road in every aspect of their business seemed to mean they retained no one. With mainstream beer and too-safe food choices, it needed more to survive in that neighborhood.

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Spring 2011 Market Openings!

The first weekend in May means local veggies, fresh roasted coffee, tacos in the AM, jewelers, bakers, socializing, strollers, dogs, and sunshine. I’m excited just writing about it. It’s MARKET TIME!

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