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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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If you're looking for gourmet cupcakes local to you, CaryTown Cupcakes is the place to indulge. With many different flavors offered in Richmond, they even offer gluten free and a vegan variety! Their flavors can run from the classic vanilla to Oreo peanut butter and cookies and cream. This Spring, experience their seasonal flavors, such as their Gluten-Free Rocky Road to their Churro Cupcakes - you're sure to experience the amazing flavor science being done! They are located at 3111 W. Cary St. in the heart of Carytown. They have opened their second location in Short Pump at 11800 West Broad Village Street Ste 1160 catering yummy cupcakes to a new community.

Stemming from the family of cakes, with a long history originating from the Old Norse

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Built in 1928, you can find this historical spot in Carytown and still watch a film for only $4.00. When the theatre first opened to the public, you could purchase a ticket for only $0.50! Named after one of the founders of Richmond, William Byrd II, the Byrd Theatre has stood in its same original French Empire design from when it opened. When the theatre was opened it stood as one the Nation's Grand Movie Palaces. In it's lobby you can find hand painted murals stylized to appear as ancient Greek artistry. The large style of the building shows similarities with the beauty of a vast opera house.

The Byrd Theatre also features the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ - the theatre designates this as their "landmark within a landmark". Originally designed to

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