Helping You Eat Healthier
Their first location was the Pungo Stand located at 1444 Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach (closed for the winter until April 2017). The newest location is at 1065 First Colonial Road in Virginia Beach; here you can also enjoy the same fresh produce but in the heart of the Hilltop area. They are open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00am-6:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 11:00am to 8:00pm. Days and hours may change seasonally, so check out their website or give them a call before you head there. At both locations you can enjoy other local fruits and vegetables, jams, jellies, relishes, dressings, baked goods, cheese and butters, ice cream, peanuts, bedding plants and much more. The Pungo Stand has a Bake Shoppe offering some of the only ice cream made from real milk and cream, from cows raised on Virginia soil. At the Bake Shoppe you can also find pies freshly baked each morning, donuts, cakes, muffin tops, cookies, bread and scones.
We Americans eat about half of our meals at home and half outside the home. This is why we thought it is important to review both healthy sources of food to take home and prepare as well as where to get it when we eat out. This review is of a great farm market that meets all of our criteria.
Cullipher Farm Market
Looking for a place to buy some organic handpicked fruits and vegetables that are picked fresh the morning you get them? Then go check out Cullipher Farm Market. They grow over 150 varieties of vegetables using only sustainable and ecological growing practices. Many of the vegetables that they grow are never touched with synthetic chemicals and grown to USDA Organic Standards. They also grow over 30 varieties of fruits on the farm to meet USDA Organic Standards; their strawberry and blackberry crops are USDA Certified Organic by Quality Certification Services (QCS).
The types of fruits and vegetables that they concentrate on growing in the spring time are peas, sugar snaps, spring onions, asparagus, lettuces, greens, squash, cucumbers, strawberries and blackberries. In the summer time they concentrate on growing sweet corn, snap beans, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, eggplant, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, specialty melons, figs, peaches, nectarines and plums. In the fall they concentrate on growing sweet potatoes, collards, fall squash, greens, blackberries, raspberries and apples.