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Believed to have originated in North America, Pumpkins have become the stipend of fall. As it integrated itself into the Celtic traditions &celebrations of Samhein, you could see the early uses of pumpkins being carved and put out with candles to welcome deceased loved ones on people's porches on the night of Halloween. Take part in the tradition of carving and lighting up your pumpkin, by checking out one of the Pumpkin Patches in your area below - 

 

  •       Gallmeyer Farms - 4506 Millers Ln, Richmond, VA 23231

http://gallmeyerfarms.com/the-pumpkin-patch/

Free activities - hayrides, spooky haunted house tours, a straw bale maze, a romping pile and a field full of pumpkins and a variety of fall favorites, such as Winter Squash, Indian

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As we move from the bright colors of summer into the autumn maroons of fall, it is time to start to get into the fall spirit and cozy up your home. See our favorite Fall decor essentials below!

Add a little color and a little warmth to your rooms with a blanket you can throw on your bed or family/living room. Add a blanket that will complement the main colors represented in the room. You want that blanket to pop! On a solid colored couch never be afraid to be bold and add a patterned blanket. There are also so many types of materials from Wool, Fleece, Cotton, Cashmere, Faux Fur and you can even try a heated blanket. Another plus to throw blankets is that it can cover worn furniture to bring life and make the room look bigger when you add

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Richmond is rich with culture and festivals celebrating the diversity of the area. Many types of festivals are celebrated each month with activities for all ages. As we move into October, Richmond continues to host a variety of events.

 Check out these upcoming festivals/events and their links for more information:

  • Richmond Folk Festival - Browns Island- 10/11-13

Bringing over 200,000 people together last year. Enjoy music, dance, crafts and delicious food!

https://www.richmondfolkfestival.org/?fbclid=IwAR2Bloy_DFyECerP9RYAoKRMKaa9V_KUACe6VMXIc09J6bQN70kZgzJS_qE

 

  • 16th Louisa County Fall Harvest Festival – Walton Park – 10/12

Get the entire family together to enjoy crafts, face painting, hayrides, and lots of

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Sunday brunch in Richmond is a culinary experience if you are looking for a delicious and fulfilling meal to start your day. Originating in England in the 19th century, brunch did not find itself in the United States until the 1930s when Hollywood stars began having a late morning meal with a variety of drinks. With World War II encouraging women to work, on their Sundays off, women would often indulge in Sunday Brunch to get together with friends and family before returning to support their country the next day.

As time went on, many brunch venues continued to pop up and grow in popularity. Richmond is found to have many popular brunch destinations to this day.

Here are a few of the most popular in the area to try,

  • Sedona Taphouse - 
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 As Avocados have found themselves back on people’s plates as a healthy alternative, this isn’t the first-time society has become obsessed with the little green fruit.

Avocados can be found in its early days 10,000 years ago in Puebla, South Central Mexico. The Avocado had strong influences in Mayan and Aztec cultures, making people think it had other worldly powers giving it various nicknames – Fertility Fruit, Alligator Pear, Butter Fruit. Later on, through the Spanish conquest of the South American continent, the avocado was introduced to Europe and became a commercialized plant in the early 20th century. Some people believe that Avocados have strong health benefits, nutritionally speaking the Avocado consists of diverse fats as about 75% of

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In many parts of Richmond, there are multiple buyers interested in certain properties. These are likely updated properties in the hot parts of downtown, and they don’t stay on the market long! Many times, listing agents will call for all offers by a certain date and time…which means you only get one shot to make an offer that will allow you to be the “winner”. So, how do you accomplish this? Your buyers’ agent will be your best resource, as they know the market best and have experience in writing contracts. Listen to them and their experience, first and foremost. But, here are a few ideas you may want to run by your buyers’ agent when working on an offer together:

1. Include an Escalation Clause: this is similar to making a bid on E-Bay. For

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Richmond is rich with culture and festivals celebrating the diversity of the area. Many types of festivals are celebrated each month with activities for all ages. As we move into September, Richmond continues to host a variety of events.

 Check out these upcoming festivals/events and their links for more information:

  • World Heritage Festival - Brown's Island - 9/7

Explore different cultures with performances, crafts, food and so much more.

https://patch.com/virginia/richmond/calendar/event/20190907/491340/world-heritage-festival-richmond-va

 

  • Hanover Vegetable Farm Crab Fest – Hanover Vegetable Farm - 9/7

https://www.facebook.com/events/283051499027029/

Crabs, BBQ, live music, door prizes and adult beverages.

 

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As summer comes to a close, the Rick Cox Realty team reflects on their summer and their favorite Richmond experiences. 

Q: The end of August is coming up, what are your favorite things to do with your family to wrap up the summer?

Rick: As a family, we enjoy going on walks in the evening to enjoy the nice warm weather.

Eleni: Every year the day before school begins, we take the kids to get ice cream. Marks the end of summer and beginning of the new school year.

Q: Did you go to a festival this summer? 

Eleni: Yes – We go to the Greek Festival every year at St. Helen and Constantine. They have the Best Greek dessert, Lukumades, Greek Donuts soaked in Honey

Q: Summer Dining in Richmond – Where is your favorite place in Richmond to dine

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Looking to enjoy the Labor Day weekend before we kickstart the school year? Take a look at some of these Richmond attractions to enjoy before going back to school.

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  • Flying Squirrels Baseball Game - 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond - Aug 30th & 31st

Attend a game at the ballpark and cheer on the Richmond Flying Squirrels

https://www.milb.com/richmond

  • Spots on James River – Richmond – Aug 30 through Sept 2nd

Take a dip into the James River to cool off and enjoy a lunch/cookout on the shore

Check out Belle Isle, 42nd Street/Butter Milk Trail/Ready Creek Trail, Texas Beach/Northbank Trail, Pony Pasture Park, Robious Landing Park, etc.

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 Before the rise of the Supermarket, came the original Farmers Market that brought all the townsfolk together. One of these markets, was Richmond’s 17th Farmers Market, a historical site today. With Virginia being primarily farmland in the colonial days, farmers markets were the center of shopping and a source to purchase/exchange fresh produce. With the James River being the hub for trade, Richmond served as a growing city and a center for farmers to bring their trade. The first Market House/Farmers Market was created in the city of Richmond shortly after these trading posts began to find popularity. You can visit the 17th Farmer’s Market today, attending their farmers market or others in the area below.

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