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Food News – Flooding takes toll on vegetable crop

Catching up on food news from the past week and food happenings around the region, with a sprinkling of other interesting tidbits from around the Web. Look for this every Thursday. Submit events to

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Take a virtual tour of the King George Farmers market on a food blog I’ve been reading a long time, The Perfect Pantry. Read the post here. This Saturday is Community Day at the KG market, if you’re looking for a reason to visit.

Broccoli sits in flooded fields of Parker's Farms in Leedstown. Photo by Suzanne Carr Rossi

Severe flooding in Westmoreland County last week claimed 500 acres of broccoli, worth around $2.5 million, at Parker Farms produce farm in the county, reports Amy Umble. Another $1 million in squash crops was also lost. That’s enough food to feed around 20,000 people.

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This week’s review: County Fare in Stafford

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A new cookbook from former FLS reporter Hank Shaw offers a cook’s perspective on using the bounty available in the wild world around us. Read more about “Hunt, Gather, Cook” here.

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Capital Ale House will host its annual Oktoberfest Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. on Caroline Street in downtown Fredericksburg. The fest will include German music and dancer, kids’ activities and German beer and food. Admission is free.

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