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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

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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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