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…
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