The saying may be “Virginia is for Lovers,” but with so many great products coming from the state, it’s also for lovers of shopping local. Agriculture, by far the largest industry in Virginia, supports a diverse mix of products, from coffee roasters to smokehouses, orchards to aquaculture. Here’s our selection of Buy Virginia Grown products to give as gifts this holiday season.
Is someone on your list a little crabby? No need to give them a lump of coal. Instead, try Blue Crab Bay Co.’s Chesapeake Bay Seasoning, which you can sprinkle on crabs, shrimp, chicken, popcorn and a host of other foods. It’s from Virginia’s Eastern Shore, which resides between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The seasoning and all of Blue Crab Bay’s products will remind you of summers at the shore all winter long. Shop online at bluecrabbay.com.