As you visit Virginia Beach’s public libraries this summer you’ll find the usual: books, e-books, CDs and plenty of free events as part of the Summer Reading Challenge
. But at four libraries, Central, Bayside, Kempsville and Princess Anne, you can also pick up fresh produce.
Local farmers set up stands each week, offering fresh, locally-grown fruit and vegetables for purchase. Here are the details:
Brookdale Farms - Princess Anne Area Library, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Flanagan Farms - Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, Tuesdays & Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Flip Flop Farms - Bayside Area Library, Thursdays & Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Vaughan Family Produce - Kempsville Area Library, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Virginia Beach Public Library and the Virginia Beach Agriculture Department have partnered to provide citizens with another convenient access point to purchase local farm products. Produce will vary by location and by what’s in season, including summer favorites like greens, lettuce, melon, tomatoes, sweet corn and strawberries to name a few. Specialty items like jam and salsa will also be available.
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Libraries come to the Farmers Market
VBPL staff will also have a table at the Farmer's Market Festivals on Saturdays throughout the summer.