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Wine has been the stipend of civilization, with the oldest winery found in Armenia in 4100 B.C. Spreading from Ancient Egypt to the Mediterranean, wine came to the New World with the conquistadors. It was the French that began cultivating wine in Virginia, ultimately setting the tone for future wineries in America. Wineries did not gain much popularity until Thomas Jefferson, Minister to France at the time, traveled to France and was inspired to open up a winery producing rich wines of his own in Monticello. Virginia today has 276 wineries in every region from the Heart of Appalachia to the Eastern Shore and Northern Virginia. Virginia Wines are borne from grape varieties of relative obscurity in comparison to traditional Wine traditions from the old

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National Chili month was established in October to keep us warm, as the weather begins to drastically get cooler. With the smell of spices, meat, and peppers simmering on our kitchen stoves, this dish can be made in so many ways, with so many different ingredients. Packed with protein, fiber, iron, and so much more, contributing to a healthy diet.

The first official bowl of chili can be found in the great, wild American West around the 1700s using local peppers and wild onions. The dish grew in popularity in  San Antonio, Texas with the Cowboys & Pioneers. Soon after, it was established as the “Poor Mans Meal” with the few ingredients it needed. Eventually, Chili could be found having its own stand at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago for all to

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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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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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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.

 Richmond

  • 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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Happy National Ice Cream Day! As the heat wave continues, National Ice Cream day could not have come at a better time. This holiday was established by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 kicking it off with an ice cream party on Capitol Hill. 

 Ice Cream is such a popular treat that 26 liters of ice cream are consumed by the average American each year with a total spend of $20 billion on ice cream purchases from American consumers. We also are the top producers of ice cream in the world, producing over 898 million gallons per year. 

Check out these places to enjoy the refreshing treat on a hot summer’s day.

  • CoCo+Hazel - 411 North Ridge Rd, Richmond, VA 23229

https://www.facebook.com/CocoandHazelRichmond/

  • La Michoacana - 7808
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The yummy pretzel originates from stories throughout Europe - one of the most popular legends of the pretzels' origination stems from Italy where a Monk in 610 AD folded dough to resemble a person crossing their arms in prayer. He used this baked good to reward the children in his place of worship for learning their prayers. The legend calls these early Pretzels "Pretiola", which translates to "Little Rewards". The first sign of historical evidence of a pretzel was found in Germany in 1111. As pretzels gained popularity throughout the years, they became a sign of good luck and spiritual wholeness as the three holes in the pretzel represented the holy trinity from the Catholic religion. Pretzels would be found in many holiday events, from ornaments on

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As April 12th celebrates National Grilled Cheese Day, you might be craving such a treat. Whether it is making one in your kitchen or finding your favorite grilled cheese spot in Richmond, here are some places you might want to try:

  • Cheezilla Restaurant & Food Truck - W. Broad St - Glen Allen

Voted into the Top 5 best Food Trucks in the Richmond-area by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, this gourmet Grilled Cheese is sure to help you celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day right! If you don’t catch the Food Truck, they also have a brick & mortar store located on West Broad. Check out their menu here: https://menupages.com/cheezilla/1400-n-parham-rd-ste-113-henrico

  • Home Sweet Home - Carytown

Featuring specialty grilled

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