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Posted on December 21, 2015
Posted in History & Heritage
 

The final installment of the 2015 farming series about the process and history of farming in Franklin Southampton comes to a close after the last cover crop has been sown. This year's crops and farmers have seen the good, the bad and the ugly of farming. 

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Posted on November 5, 2015
Posted in Events & Festivals
 

'Tis the season for shopping local in Franklin Southampton. Get in the holiday spirit and enjoy a variety of open houses, parties, parades and great local events including the Downtown Holiday Extravaganza, Southern Charm Garden Center Open House, Franklin Fall Festival, Chamber Business Expo, Carriage Rides, Small Business Saturday, Meet and Great with the Original Snow Queen from Miller and Rhoads, Downtown Franklin Elf Parade and Tree Lighting, Downtown Franklin Christmas Parade, Town of Ivor Christmas Parade, Breakfast with Santa at Airfield 4-H Conference Center, and an Old Timey Christmas in Downtown Franklin. 

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Posted on September 25, 2015
Posted in History & Heritage
 

Rain all weekend has been the forecast for several days now.  Fall harvest was just moving into full swing and now a delay.  With a strong northeast wind blowing last night, I could hear the familiar hums of peanut combines and cotton pickers in the distance; they were racing to gobble up as much crop as possible before showers fell just after midnight.

 

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Posted on August 25, 2015
Posted in Events & Festivals
 

Take a look at these 6 Fall "Must Do" Events for Fall in Franklin Southampton VA. Enjoy the beautiful Fall weather, pumpkins, mazes and other fun treats when you visit Franklin Southampton, Virginia. The events listed are for families and children of all ages. We invite you to come Escape to Tradition in Franklin Southampton VA.

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Posted on August 12, 2015
Posted in History & Heritage
 

The Visit Franklin Southampton VA blog series "Cultivating the Crop: A Series about the Process and History of Farming in Franklin and Southampton" provides readers with an inside look into the entire farming process from the view of one of our own, local farmers. This month's blog take a look at the beauty and complexity of Mother Nature and how her presence or lack there of plays a major hand in the success of our local farming industry.

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