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Food News: Strawberries in April? and a new look at farm life

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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Local strawberries could hit your kitchen as soon as April this year, according to a few area farms. One of those is Mt Olympus Berry Farm in Caroline County. The farm opens for the season Friday. Check them out here.

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Ruby Tuesday’s is trying out a new seafood concept at its restaurant in Doc Stone Commons in North Stafford. Read about the new restaurant here.

The owners of downtown’s Bistro Bethem are working on a new gourmet burger restaurant in a retail space across William Street (Bistro Bethem isn’t going anywhere). I guess naming a restaurant must be as hard as naming a child. They’ve taken to Facebook to seek suggestions for naming the new spot. Chime in here.

This week’s review: Howard’s restaurant in King George

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Want to work on a farm but can’t quit your day job? Live vicariously through Fredericksburg resident Peggy Hyland, who is documenting her part-time gig on John Biscoe’s Spotsylvania County farm, Glenburnie Farm Produce Co., on a blog she’s started here.

Don’t forget that the Central Rappahannock Regional Library’s “Cultivating Community” series about local food kicks off with a panel discussion among local food personalities tonight at 7:00 at the Salem Church branch. Find more information here.

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