Hobby Farms Editors
February 18, 2009

The Best of Virginia Farms
As part of The Best of American Farms series, The Best of Virginia Farms Cookbook and Tour Book by CiCi Williamson continues to tell the agricultural story of America by highlighting the places, individuals, cultures and histories associated with this country’s most commonly grown foods and other agricultural products. The Best of Virginia Farms is the second book in the series (The Best of Georgia Farms was published in 1998), and it successfully captures the relationship of Virginia’s agriculture and overall identity through farmer interviews, tours, sidebars, essays and, of course, delicious regional recipes. Over 260 recipes in all (from local farm families, political leaders, celebrities and chefs) will whet the appetite. The 17 driving tours sprinkled throughout the book encourage readers to plan a trip to the state’s historic farmsteads, museums, plantations and other celebrated attractions.

Several governmental heavyweights—Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Virginia Tourism Corporation—collaborated on the book’s publication to help further promote agriculture and tourism in the Old Dominion. Whether you’re a Virginia native or a visitor traveling through, this book provides a charming glimpse of the state through the eyes of agriculture.
—TM 


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