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Produce Stands, Farms & Open-Air Markets are Stocked with Seasonal Offerings in Hanover County

Farmers’ markets are a critical ingredient to Virginia’s agriculture economy connecting rural to urban, enhancing local food systems, and supporting healthy communities.  In addition to providing locally grown fruits and vegetables, nutritious protein options, and other locally produced food items, markets showcase the sights, sounds, and uniqueness of a locality and foster a sense of community among their customers. With more than… View Article


Agri-tourism in Hanover County is Growing: USDA 2022 Census Data

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced the results of the 2022 Census of Agriculture on February 13, 2024, spanning more than 6 million data points, down to the County level, concerning America’s farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Conducted every five years, ag census data provide valuable insights into demographics, economics, land use… View Article


Spring Happenings in Hanover County – 2024

With spring in full bloom, a visit from everyone’s favorite bunny around the corner and summer not too far away, be sure to mark your calendar with these springtime offerings in Hanover County. Kings Dominion is open on Fridays and weekends.  Daily operations begin the week of Memorial Day, and Soak City opens Memorial Day Weekend.   Check the park’s events page for other fun offerings included in… View Article


Hanover County Department of Economic Development Releases FY 2023 Annual Report

Annually, the Department of Economic Development compiles an extensive report featuring the Department’s work completed over the past fiscal year, achievements, and data pertaining to economic development and tourism in Hanover County.  This year’s report documents another strong year of performance by the Department and County, along with some highlights of key partnerships and collaborations which have enabled success. The Department of… View Article


Hanover County & Town of Ashland Tourism Initiatives Awarded VTC Grants

Green Top Sporting Goods, Center of the Universe Brewing Company, and the Town of Ashland were recently named as grant recipients by the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC). More than $3.2 million in matching grant and sponsorship funds will be awarded to 236 tourism programs as part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Regional Marketing, Marketing Leverage, and VA250 Marketing Leverage programs. “VTC’s marketing… View Article


Four Hanover County & Town of Ashland Tourism Initiatives Receive VTC Grants

Green Top Sporting Goods, Center of the Universe Brewing Company, the Town of Ashland, and the Downtown Ashland Association were recently awarded grants from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC). More than $2.7 million in matching grant and reimbursable sponsorship funds will be awarded to 259 local and regional tourism programs as part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program (MLP)… View Article