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Explore value-added products from Virginia farms

products made from sheep wool
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Meet farmers from Highland and Hanover Counties to see how Virginia growers are crafting value-added items including syrup, soap, and wool products. Randy Battle and Jen Naylor share gardening tips you can use at home.


Peggy Singlemann visits Mary Murphy at Wandering Cow Farm in Hanover the learn about raising livestock and creating value-added products including yarn from sheep wool and goat milk-based soaps.

In-studio, Christoph Herby from Tonoloway Farm demonstrates how to tap a tree for syrup making and explains how he creates syrup blends.

Virginia Home Grown Clippings airs at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday mornings and 8:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings on VPM. Episodes can also be seen at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings on VPM Plus.

Virginia Home Grown is hosted by Peggy Singlemann, Director of Park Operations and Horticulture at Maymont in Richmond, and co-hosted by Keith Nevison, Farm and Natural Resource Manager at Bundoran Farm. Featured contributors also include Randy Battle, Allison Hurst, Jen Naylor and Dr. Robyn Puffenbarger.