From Byrd House Market announcement: Byrd House Market will be open for business Tuesday, August 30, 2011 3:30-7:00 pm REGARDING IMPACTS FROM HURRICANE IRENE: Visit the www.Richmondgov.com for announcements about city services. If you need help with food, utilities or shelter, call the Red Cross, 804-780-2250 Stay in touch with friends, loved ones and neighbors […]
From Byrd House Market announcement:
Byrd House Market will be open
for business Tuesday, August 30, 2011
REGARDING IMPACTS FROM HURRICANE IRENE:
Visit the www.Richmondgov.com for announcements about city services.
If you need help with food, utilities or shelter, call the Red Cross, 804-780-2250
Stay in touch with friends, loved ones and neighbors who may be in need.
Congratulations to our WBCH Shutter Bug kids for taking and submitting the most photos for a single market in the Va Grown photo contest! Not only were they prolific, the kids’ photos were beautiful! The links to the 83 photos from all over the state, including the 10 from our market alone, is below. Enjoy!
August 25, 2011
WINNERS IN THE VIRGINIA FARMERS’ MARKETS WEEK PHOTO CONTEST REPRESENT NORTHERN VIRGINIA, THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY AND THE MIDDLE PENINSULA
Contact: Elaine Lidholm, 804.786.7686
For Virginia Farmers’ Market Week August 7 – 13, 2011, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) sponsored a photo contest. VDACS invited individuals to submit photos that showcased the beauty and abundance of Virginia agricultural products found in the state’s farmers’ markets. There were separate categories for children 12 and under, youth 13 to 18 and adults 20 and over, and the market receiving the most entries received a special prize, as well. [see these 3 winning photos]
Judges for the contest included Mark Fagerburg, Manager, Photo and Digital Imaging Services, Library of Virginia, Richmond; Stephen Katz, Staff Photographer, The Virginian Pilot, Norfolk; Sonda Anderson Pappan, Art Director, Virginia Living Magazine, Richmond; and Charles Green, Director of VDACS’ Division of Marketing.
The individual winners each will receive a Virginia Grown/Virginia’s Finest gift basket filled with locally-grown and produced items. The Byrd House Farmers’ Market of William Byrd Community House in Richmond won for the most entries for a single market with ten photos submitted.
All entries are posted on a Flickr site at http://www.flickr.com/photos/vdacs/sets/72157627108997493/.
“These photos capture the vibrancy, diversity and appeal of Virginia’s farmers’ markets,” said Matthew J. Lohr, VDACS Commissioner. “I hope they inspire consumers all over the state to visit their community farmers’ market to find local, Virginia grown farm products.” Lohr noted that the season doesn’t end at Labor Day, but in most parts of the state continues into October or even November or December, and many markets are open all year long. He added that Virginia is home to nearly 200 farmers’ markets, and he encourages consumer to go to www.virginiagrown.com to locate a nearby market.