Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Go to the Virginia Zoo on us AND get out there in the fields!!

Listen all week long to "The Morning Wave" for your chance to win Family 4 Packs of tickets to the Virginia Zoo! What an amazing place to take the kids on a warm summer day; play in the fountains, view the awesome Africa exhibit and all the other animals, and soon you might get a peek and the new baby lions!

If you haven't gone strawberry pickin' yet, what are you waiting for? It's smack dab in the middle of peak season and I promise you it'll be a dusty, sweet, and profitable experience... bring you're own bucket and you might even save a little more!

You'll also want to bookmark this sight, the Virginia Grown site where you can find local fields and farm markets, and a Product Availability Chart to let you know just when your favorite produce is in season!

When you buy from local farmers, producers and processors, you’re making a green choice, saving time, energy and expense because these sellers are located nearby, not across the country. Freshness, flavor and nutrition are optimal with Virginia products you buy directly from the farmer because they are harvested and prepared only when they are at their peak, and with reduced transportation time, they reach you quickly to preserve their outstanding qualities. Buying locally also keeps green dollars instate to help boost Virginia agriculture and the state’s overall economic vitality.

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