VDACS News Releases
June 20, 2017
It’s the Summer Solstice - Celebrate with Virginia Farm Products
Contact: Elaine Lidholm, 804.786.7686
June 21 is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Virginia farmers will celebrate by doing what they do every other day of the year, providing a safe, wholesome, abundant and affordable food supply. Summer solstice is just another long day for them as they harvest Virginia’s bounty from fields, orchards, pastures and tidal basins. But they smile as they work because longer, sun-filled days ripen produce to perfection and extra time tonight means another load to the market tomorrow.
This is a great day to show your appreciation for Virginia’s hardworking, uncomplaining, economy-boosting farmers. Here are some ideas on how to do just that:
Virginia’s farmers will thank you and you will return home content in the knowledge that today, you gave Virginia’s economy a good workout. . . . and brought home a bounty of fresh, nutritious agricultural products.
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