by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
Like a lot of avid gardeners and part-time farmers across the state, Todd Booth of White Stone and his son, Matthew, were anxiously anticipating the 2020 State Fair of Virginia’s agricultural competitions. But COVID-19 happened—and the State Fair won’t.
“All you can do is imagine. This probably would have been over 200 pounds,” said Matthew, proudly displaying a very large watermelon.
Matthew, 13, an eighth grader at Lancaster Middle School, had been carefully caring for a Carolina Cross watermelon, grown from the seed of…
Show us your produce
If you were growing fruits or vegetables for entry into the 2020 State Fair of Virginia competition, or you’re just proud of your “trophy size” produce, send us a photo for publication in an upcoming issue of the Rappahannock Record. Submit photos to firstname.lastname@example.org; mail to Rappahannock Record, PO Box 400, Kilmarnock, VA 22482; or deliver to Rappahannock Record, 27 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.