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February 7, 2020
Impress Your Valentine With Uniquely Virginia Gift Ideas
Contact: Michael Wallace, 804.786.1904

Make a thoughtful and romantic impression and support local agriculture this Valentine’s Day with gifts that are uniquely Virginia. Whether it’s fresh flowers, chocolates, a gourmet meal or something more unique for your Valentine, you can’t go wrong with gifts from Virginia.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) recommends locally produced Virginia foods, beverages and agricultural products to delight your sweetheart this February 14. VDACS offers the following gift suggestions to impress your Valentine and support Virginia’s farmers, food and beverage entrepreneurs and the local economy.

  • Assemble a Virginia’s Finest® gift basket: Include top-quality, Virginia-produced and processed products from the Virginia’s Finest program. The extensive selection includes delectable desserts, tasty snacks, fine beverages, flavorful meats and more. Visit the Virginia's Finest directory of these delicious products.
  • Dine at a farm-to-table restaurant: Virginia has a growing selection of restaurants committed to supporting the Commonwealth’s farmers and agricultural products Search www.Virginia.org/FarmtoTable for an establishment that offers regionally sourced menus.
  • Explore Virginia’s wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries: Virginia continues to have a booming craft beverage scene as wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries have opened all over the state. Many of these businesses offer tasting rooms, tours and host a variety of events. Make a day of it and enjoy Virginia’s beautiful countryside.
  • Visit a working farm: Enjoy some country air with an on-the-farm experience. Experience Virginia agritourism firsthand as many farms are offering farm tours, pick-your-own activities, historical programs and even bed and breakfast-type accommodations.
  • Give a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription: Enjoy an entire season of farm-fresh food and support your local farmers with a subscription to a Virginia CSA.

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