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Food News: St. Pat’s Day and life as a restaurateur

Catching up on food news from the past week and other tasty happenings from around the region. Look for this  every Thursday morning. Submit events and other suggestions to efreehling@freelancestar.com.

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Spotsylvania County will launch a new weekday farmers market this year at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. For details, click here.

A group in Fredericksburg is petitioning the city for the right to keep backyard laying hens and bees. Learn more about their efforts here.

A couple of add-ons to last week’s CSA discussion: Snead’s Farm CSA is still taking members. Click here for more information. Westmoreland Berry Farm is offering a “flexible” CSA this year, where you can actually put your share on “hold” for a couple of weeks. Check them out here.

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This week’s “Deal” feature from the business page offers a peek at what it’s like to own a small local restaurant. Read about the owner of Stafford County’s Main Street Grill and Bar here.

This week’s review: The Crabby Oyster in King George

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Blue & Gray Brewing Co., Capital Ale House and Potomac Point Winery are among the food-related businesses putting on St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this weekend. Get a review of the green-hued festivities here.

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